It seems that during a developer interview with CI Games, a question game up regarding the next Xbox's features. One of which that has gained a lot of fuzz between gamers is that the console must be "always on" to play games. Meaning that if you don't have internet connected with your console and you want to play games, you simply can't. He also had something to say about not being able to play pre-owned games on your console.
"What do I think? Very brave, so to speak, decision from Microsoft. Still, the question is whether or not somebody had to do it sooner or later. I'm not personally worried about it myself because as a player it's doable at my home. Even looking at countries like Poland ... there are people who do not have internet, but probably most of them know that it wouldn't even make sense in their case to own a current-gen console, because without the internet you have like half of it [the experience]."
"I don't expect it to be that big of a deal, personally. Still, I'm not [an] advisor on that - if it was up to me I probably wouldn't do it so early."
And this is what he had to say about pre-owned games on the console:
"Personally I understand people who buy pre-owned games, who sell them. I never will disrespect anybody and I will never encourage anybody, and I will never stand on the side of anybody banning that, personally. But then again I'm not a businessman, I'm a developer. If somebody feels like he can't make ends [meet] without it, it's gonna be his decision, and he's going to take it on his chest with all the storm that comes with it. It's his choice. Personally, I'm not in favour of this feature. Players don't want it, and a bigger part of me is a player."
I am completely against the idea of an "always on" console, but it seems to me that this guy has a point. I myself wouldn't expect someone without internet to be using his/her money on a next-gen console like this. Sure, it's a terrible move on Microsoft's part, but what he's saying isn't exactly wrong in a sense. His views on the pre-owned games situation is what I agree with completely. If you want to let your friends borrow a game you bought, why shouldn't they have the right to play it?
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