GS News - Xbox 720 to require Internet connection?
Sources say new machine will require constant broadband connection, block secondhand titles, and ship with a new iteration of Kinect.
by Andy Bauman on
to everyone who says they're switch to PS4, just look at what they're doing. I guess the Wii-U will be successful.
If this was true, then i can only imagine the desperation in the hacking community to exploit it immediately. Then they could even profit more than Microsoft them selves, I'm sure this would be a bad move, even if it requires gamers to buy new and receive the revenue from each sale because no doubt gamers will migrate to a new system shortning the sales effect. It's common sense that we as consumers want our freedom, look at what happened to iphones and how many people crave for a Jailbreak. Now everyone is switching to android, specifically because of its freedom. After windows 8 and if this was to be true, i think this is the new start for the fall of Rome...
I plan on buying a PS3 anyway, played the Xbox since it came out and switched to the PS3 around 5 months ago and it won me over straight away with the free online and what you get with the PS plus package. I really hope the codes on games isnt true because I rent games alot and I would hate to be forced to buy every game I like the look of. I dont think it will happen because if they did PS4 would be dumb to follow suit because in my eyes I wouldnt touch the xbox if that was the case.
Your right chrisangelo2k7 you did just describe the worst Next Gen console in the history of gaming, tell you one thing i'm an Xbox 360 gamer at the moment but if they do all this sh.. with the Next Gen Xbox I'll probly go back to the Playstation thats if they don't try and do the same as MS (if they do it) still I don't see it happening at all!
These rumors seem like bad troll jobs... First no backwards compatibility, no used games, then kinect required, and now internet connection required.
Did I just describe the WORST Next Gen console in the history of gaming? Those are the ultimate recipe for a disaster. Surely M$ can't be that dumb.
This could be a real shame. I can handle online activation for a game title. Everytime I wanna play though? Nah, think I'll pass...
if this is implemented (*if), and sony follows suit, im hanging up my controllers. Well, at least not buying any new ones i should say. Losing your freedom of choice is the nail in the coffin for me. Hopefully this will not happen. If it does happen, i hope the loss of sales for these companies is staggering.
@chrisangelo2k7 After windows 8, i'm not so sure anymore :/