[Rumor] Next Xbox requires always online internet connection, no used games, uses 50GB Blurays

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    While most of these rumors are quite frivolous, this report is from Edge, not your typical "random guy on NeoGAF", plus it echoes some older rumors. Also I felt it was worth posting to see the massive buttflustering. Anyway, the news...

    So, rumor has it that the next Xbox will be doing a lot of surprising things. The biggest thing is that it'll (supposedly) require an always online internet connection to function. This apparently would also prevent used games sales. Hell, even Gamestop's shares dropped to this news.

    The next console will also be adopting the Bluray format, much like Sony's Playstation 3. To jog your memory, Microsoft competed directly with Sony with their own format, the HD-DVD. They even made an adapter for the Xbox 360 to play the modern Betamax/Laserdiscs of their day. Of course, this format failed, as the Bluray was supported by both the Playstation 3 without requiring additional hardware and was also adopted by porn outlets. BUT I DIGRESS. These discs will be up to 50GB. A few PS3 games also used these enormous sizes, such as Metal Gear Solid 4.

    The console will also come with a Kinect successor that'll be better than the current motion tracking peripheral.

    Developers also report that, while the next Playstation and next Xbox are similar to PC architecture, that the next Playstation is easier to develop for. Their words, not mine.

    None of this has been confirmed by Microsoft, but with Sony's Playstation 4 announcement looming on the horizon for a supposed February 20th reveal, the Nextbox should follow suit soon.

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    Ya, I just read that. Honestly, I think blocking all used games and requiring online will only serve to annoy 90% of your userbase. If this is true and the PS4 doesn't have these limits, alongside being easier to develop for and (according to a different rumor) slightly stronger, the NextBox might just gonna have a bad time.
    Edit: I seriously doubt it though. I'm not a fan of Microsoft, but I don't think they'd be THAT stupid.
     
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    Gotta decide what to get for next gen, had a PS1, then a PS2, then an 360(Purely due to been far cheaper, not regretted).

    Next Xbox isn't looking too good if it can't play used games though.
     
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    :3 great i hope they go for it
     
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    HAHAHA.
    False.

    Why?
    Cause then they would lose sales.
    I know a few people who don't have an Internet connection to their console.
    Not only that but how would they enforce that?
    By not being able to boot it?
     
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    Very helpfull for when your internet is down, you won't be able to do anything with it
     
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    Assuming it has a wireless adapter built in, unlike the 360, then it wouldn't really be a big deal. But all the same, I don't want my Nextbox exploding if my internet flickers.
    So I really doubt that's true. Microsoft can't be that retarded.

    The no used games thing is a little more viable. If true, I doubt i'll get a nextbox for a long while.

    I can't say I understand implementing features that would heavily cripple their sales.
     
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    Nice to know that in 15 years the next xbox will be a useless brick.
     
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    Well I don't think they'd completely bar used games but they'd require an online pass for all of them or something along those lines.

    They would isolate way too many people if they completely cut off used games unless they made their system just pure magic when it comes to game prices. Like Steam-quality prices and sales.
     
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    Don't people know this has been a trend for many already? Quite a few PC games require online to play (I'm looking at you C&C) and most recent PS360 games require online passes at least for online gaming. Hopefully the internet requirement is trashed. Otherwise the console isn't playable in the future after it becomes retro..
     
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    No used games would be a nasty move from where I sit, however if it caused some actual legislation to happen then I would be up for someone to kick it off. A simple always online console I could probably work my way up to ignoring (assuming the competition had a comparably good controller or I made my own) though.

    Online pass.... personally I can ignore them as I do not go in for online games but bigger picture I would pay attention to. Having online passes in general seems to be the result of a failure of logic (assuming they are indeed for the second games and not the pirate set- so far it is rarely mentioned but I can not believe that it is not an added perk) that somehow actually worked but people seem to have fell for it.
     
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    Neither system will require registering games to your system as all the rumors keep on saying. Think about this for a minute. This doesn't just mean you can't sell/buy used games, this would also mean you can't bring your game over to your friend's house to play. It's just not going to happen.

    Is Xbox/Microsoft sticking with IBM for their CPU? This would be the reason as to why PS4 is easier to develop for than the 720...
     
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    I was born without a sense of smell and even I can smell the bullshit.

    Give Microsoft some credit. They have to know that implementing this feature would be like shooting themselves in the foot... with a cannon. A move like that's not going to get you very fair in a race.
     
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    I don't buy it
     
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    Well, they could always pull a Sony and remove it in an update/hardware revision. /troll

    The rumor or the nextbox?
     
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    Well of course next gen systems are more modern and are easier to develop for, it only makes sense that less effort is required if a game is developed from scratch, the only thing that is more difficult than before is porting current gen games to a newer architecture. As it is right now games have to be optimized to the max to even run in the first place, but since devs get that money back through guaranteed sales it's well worth the investment.
     
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    I'm actually worried that someone at microsoft might think this is a good idea.
    Poor deluded fools.
     
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    in this day and age people without internet are the minority
    :teach:
     
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    So you're saying that Africa is a minority then?
    I'm pretty sure that a lot of the African people living Africa don't have Internet connections.
     
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    but that is like saying the tribes on the amazon dont have internet

    alsoi think people in north africa would like to eat better that to play xbacks
     
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