I was really looking forward to this, but as a lot of people I'm quite disappointed. Between the massive focus on US-only TV, the not being able to lend a game to your mate thing and this. I'm just crossing my fingers that we'll see some stuff at E3 to fix things.
Ninja edit, Ok they've updated the article since last night, sounds like they're still hedging their bets...Originally Posted by That article
Update: Sounds like things are a mess over at Microsoft. Now they're telling Polygon that Harrison's comments illustrate a "potential scenario."
"While Phil [Harrison] discussed many potential scenarios around games on Xbox One, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One to enable our customers to trade in and resell games at retail," a Microsoft rep said. "There have been reports of a specific time period — those were discussions of potential scenarios, but we have not confirmed any details today, nor will we be."
It seems remarkably like they are at a very early stage of development - a huge amount of the info people want is coming back as "details to follow later".
Gaming has the be the only entertainment industry where the creators think it's acceptable to charge multiple times for the same physical product...
People would lose it if DVD players required an internet connection or extra fee to play second hand DVDs.
I always find these things interesting, I guess it is a case of too much info can be a dangerous thing. We barely know anything about the PS4 except for tech demos, and vague promises (which Sony kept to so well last time) and they are the second coming. MS laid out their console, mentioned plenty of games were in the making and to wait till E3 and they get lambasted. OK, concentrating on TV so much was odd but it is a new feature to the console so of course they are going to talk about it. This was the system reveal and E3 will be the games reveal.
People are funny.
Pre-owned games/Rentals/Borrowing a friends game. Given that a lot of the questions being asked before last night are still being asked today, Microsoft have missed an opportunity to dispel the confusion and with different people at Microsoft telling us contradictory things the state of confusion is only growing. The questions should be answered now not in 19 days time at E3. At the moment the PS4 is looking more tempting
Sony talked alot about gamers and devs, Microsoft talked about TV... Constantly.
They've made a games console where the focus is not-playing games, where you're expected to pay full retail price to play a second-hand game in addition to the cost of the disk [At least, from what I've seen]... They're gone full retard.
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