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Rumor: Inside source states Xbox 720 won't block used games
Posted: 05.03.2013 05:08 by Comments: 3
A few weeks ago, rumors were rampant that the next generation Microsoft console would block used games from playing. According to an unnamed source, the rumor is completely false.

The source stated that Microsoft never even considered blocking used games or rentals. The source was quoted as saying, “Businesses such as Gamestop would be out of business, which is bad for our business.”

Lately, the concerns have been directed at Sony, which has had a history of patenting anti-rental tech, with Sony stating that anti-rental measures "were up to the publishers", not Sony.

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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2013
nocutius
I bet it's gonna be the same as with Sony, it's gonna be up to the publishers. No way that MS would risk getting on their bad side by making a console that has zero ability to do that for the entire next generation, which could very well last 10 years.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Mar 05, 2013
HenoKutus
Most stupid idea ever,hope it will never come to this.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 05, 2013
herodotus
Greed gets a smack down. Who'd've thunk it?