Ian Livingstone: Xbox 720 ‘Might’ Block Used Games

Speaking to MCV India, Eidos life president Ian Livingstone threw some gasoline on an old rumor: that the Xbox 720 might block used games. Livingstone also said the next-gen consoles weren't prepared to go fully digital quite yet as its only method for selling and delivering content.

"The next iteration of consoles–the PS4 and the next Xbox, have got optical disc drives even though they probably don’t want to have them," said Livingstone. "Broadband speed globally isn’t at a level that justifies digital-only."

"With the next Xbox, you supposedly have to have an Internet connection, and the discs are watermarked, whereby once played on one console it won’t play on another," noted Livingstone.

Livingstone added that the "generation after" the PlayStation 4 and new Xbox will be digital-only.

Microsoft is not publicly commenting on this story.

Last week Sony confirmed that it had no plans to block the use of used games on the PS4 and that the console did not "require" users to maintain a constant connection in order to use it.

Source: GameSpot


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