OS News reports game developers and console makers are increasingly killing the used games market, and speculates it may soon become impossible to play used games:
The "problem" is that games studios and distributors do not benefit from these used games sales. Adopting RIAA-Logic™, the games industry equates every used games sale as a lost new game sale, and as such, we're actually pirates, just without the ability to legally or morally declare us so. This "problem" is something they want to address.
And thus, the rumours around the next PlayStation and the next Xbox all talk of measures to disallow used games sales. The latest round of rumours about the next PlayStation state that Sony wants to tie every game you buy to your PSN account, making it impossible to sell them on, effectively killing the used games market. It could be that buying a used game will have it locked in a trial mode, unlockable to the full version for a fee.
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Re: Microsoft and Sony to kill the used games market? by Anonymous on Friday, March 30 2012 @ 16:51:09 CEST