I doubt anything physically happened to the disk, more just like how PC works currently (and how steam did originally, no offline mode) where your account gets a license allocated.Quote:
Being hard coded to require an internet connection every 24 hours and [all but] bricking disks* isn't something they can just remove quickly.
*"bricking" used as there was talk of resales being blocked.
That system works right now on xbox one via downloaded games/codes so having a code in the cd box would be easy. Then you would never need a cd again to play.
24h was a bit intense, I thought every week would be fine.
The trading system could have allowed you to loan a game to your friend digitally too and revoke later (which explains the daily checks) as well as trading at Game/Gamestation apps in the xbox to buy new digital license etc.Quote:
They pulled the trading system because it needed the DRM. [apparently]
I, and many others, don't appreciate companies telling being told how we can sell our belongings and who we can sell them to.
Really I thought it could have been amazing and tbh I expect both MS and Sony to try to do this again with this gen of hardware.
It was the worst sales pitch in history though...