The new Xbox has been revealed and as guessed it does everything but make your breakfast.
The machine is capable of Skype, it has built in improved Kinnect and it's going to kill second hand gaming
Did you get that last point!
The details are still somewhat sketchy but it looks as though Microsoft are going to charge some kind off fee to “unlock” a game from your account. So if you were to take a game to a friends house they will work but only with the correct user profile.
To stop sharing of profiles only one profile at a time can be playing and the machine requires an always on internet connection.
So far confirmed by Microsoft
“If the player wanted to lend the game to that friend, a fee would be required in order to play the title on a different Xbox Live profile.”
Effectively Microsoft want to take control of the second hand market. A move that could destroy high street retailers making the majority of their profits. This coming at a time when video game retailers are already struggling.
If Sony are to not follow suit they could be in a very strong position indeed.
Microsoft in implying these changes you have shot yourself in the foot. I could not be LESS excited for the Xbox One.
Because is not about new technology or the all in entertainment home hub as your press releases say. It is a thinly hidden attempt to control the market. The market I have LOVED since the days of Spectrum's and Amiga's since MegaDrive's, N64's and Playstations
You know what Microsoft they didn't have to lock out pre owned titles or charge a fee. Yet they all seemed to do all right when the history books of gaming were written.
You are not protecting the industry with these ideas, just your own interests.
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