According to EDGE magazine, Microsoft’s next gen console will require an ‘always on’ internet connection, which will essentially block users from playing used games.
It is rumoured that games purchased on disc will ship with activation codes, which will only allow the initial user to access the game.
Sources reportedly with first-hand experience of Microsoft’s new console have revealed that the next Xbox will be designed around online functionality, however games will still be made available to purchase on 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs.
A new version of Xbox Live is also rumoured while improved Kinect hardware is also allegedly in the works.
EDGE’s source also says that recently leaked Xbox 720 specs are correct. That means an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
So it looks like Microsoft is taking a stance on second-hands games. Although until we hear confirmation these are still just rumours.
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Source | edge-online.com