The lights are on
According to a report based on leaked Xbox development
documents published at the website The Verge, users will be required to
install disc-based games on the next Xbox's hard drive.
The Verge report is based on leaked documents that were
published on VGLeaks.com. In the documentation sent out to developers,
Microsoft states, "Durango consoles will have a Blu-ray Disc drive. Disc media
will be used for distribution, but during gameplay, games will not use content
from the optical disc. An installation system is being designed that will allow
gamers to begin playing while the game is being installed on the hard drive
rather than waiting until installation is complete."
Another part of the document says that Durango "will always
maintain a network connection so that the console software and games are always
Both these facts are leading to further speculation about the
possibility that the next Xbox will have "always-on" DRM and could potentially
lock out used games from being used on the system, something that industry analyst
Michael Pachter doesn't think will happen.
One thing that's important to note: these documents are over
a year old and it's possible that Microsoft's plans for the system could have
Source: VGLeaks via The Verge
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PCs require an install. And PCs are great. So long as they have the hard drive space. Always on internet connection is a serious problem though. That would be incredibly dumb.
I don't necessarily mind downloading games, it's being FORCED to download games that's aggravating. Hopefully this is just a rumor.
Very disappointed, but it's still a rumor. Microsoft, don't f it up. I've been loyal since the first Xbox, you guys are making want to buy a PS4. It's kinda getting scary now
I'd be okay with this decision as long as it's NOT MANDATORY. I tend to prefer the idea of installation, but I'm not sure I see the benefit of this just yet.
ummm i dont want to buy a ps4 but looks I might be!
not too surprising but yeah this could definitely point to the 'locking out used games' thing .. kinda like how pc works with serial codes almost .. i don't foresee this being a good thing
If this is all true, I wonder if Microsoft will still charge for online services. That would just be horrendous, but you never know with Microsoft. They tend to be pretty greedy.
Oh Microsoft.... Don't do this.
Guess you have to expect this, but oh what a pain. This is skirting just too close to blocking out used games for me. . .
more bads new for the new xbox
If it watermarks discs to prevent reuse too, then what we're going to have is a whole lot of useless discs lying around.
So Free Online Play?
Rofl, as they take up the stance opposing Sony automatically for sheer *** and giggles.
Probably a bad idea to lock out used games. The next Xbox will go under if so.
Nice to hear something about the 720!!!