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Eidos President talks about blocking used games on next gen consoles.

#1656stoogePosted 2/26/2013 9:07:11 AM
http://www.mcvindia.com/news/read/ian-livingstone-talks-next-gen-hints-at-always-on-used-game-blocking-xbox/0111409

“So they’ve gone halfway,” he added, giving the example of Microsoft’s supposed next-gen approach, “With the next Xbox, you supposedly have to have an internet connection, and the discs are watermarked, whereby once played on one console it won’t play on another. So I think the generation after that will be digital-only.”

Livingstone also opined that the PS4 and the next Xbox could well be the last generation of consoles in their traditional form. “It’s difficult to predict because so many factors come into play, not least of which is how fast broadband is going to be. It’s likely that there won’t be a set-top box anymore. It’s likely to be technology embedded into a smart TV that’s connected to the internet and everything will be served from the cloud."


I'm starting to think that even if Sony doesn't block used games with the PS4 that the game companies will do it themselves.
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#2ElBorak77Posted 2/26/2013 9:08:47 AM
ps4 won't block used games.
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#3RayconPosted 2/26/2013 9:10:29 AM
656stooge posted...
http://www.mcvindia.com/news/read/ian-livingstone-talks-next-gen-hints-at-always-on-used-game-blocking-xbox/0111409

I'm starting to think that even if Sony doesn't block used games with the PS4 that the game companies will do it themselves.


Can't say I'm surprised. After all, it was certain companies that pushed the online pass into an 'offline' pass.
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#4AlltraPosted 2/26/2013 9:10:33 AM
...and when they try that BS, I'll stop buying games from them. I've already stopped buying games with DLC, and refusing to buy DLC for games that I had already bought that chose to add DLC later.

If they think hacking is bad now, wait till they try that crap, and watch how fast their "Watermarks" get broken.
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#5656stooge(Topic Creator)Posted 2/26/2013 9:11:34 AM
ElBorak77 posted...
ps4 won't block used games.


...Yes, the PS4 won't block used games. But if the competition does then I can see publishers issuing one use codes for all their PS4 games as well.

So while the PS4 console will not block used games, there are ways around that if the publishers want to block them.
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#6WRRYYYYersPosted 2/26/2013 9:12:03 AM
Sorry, if it comes down this I'll gladly go PC gamer for life and become a pirate otherwise. Publishers ought not to bite the hand that feeds them.
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#7Impaired MedicPosted 2/26/2013 9:12:12 AM
The next gen after PS4 won't be digital only unless there's a major overhaul of the internet infrastructure in the U.S.A.
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#8OnDiscDLCPosted 2/26/2013 9:13:08 AM
God, these developers are getting so greedy and selfish.
#9656stooge(Topic Creator)Posted 2/26/2013 9:13:56 AM
OnDiscDLC posted...
God, these developers are getting so greedy and selfish.


Hey now, you're the one that started it all. :)
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#10zinsindettaPosted 2/26/2013 9:14:42 AM(edited)
the discs are watermarked, whereby once played on one console it won’t play on another

What if a console breaks. This can't be true.
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