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Microsoft confirms 'pre-owned fee' for Xbox One.

Mandatory game installation required for all games; second install on separate Live account sits behind paywall.

Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox One games will require mandatory installation onto the system's hard drive and, to install the same disc onto another user's drive, a fee must be paid.

Individual games will be tied to Xbox Live accounts, Microsoft said, meaning that the software giant can detect whether a game has been sold to a retailer and repurchased, or handed from one friend to another. In such instances, the second user must pay a fee.

"On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play," a Microsoft representative told Wired.

The company added that, once discs are installed on the hard drive, games can be played without a disc being in the tray.

The Wired article then elaborates: "What follows naturally from this is that each disc would have to be tied to a unique Xbox Live account, else you could take a single disc and pass it between everyone you know and copy the game over and over. Since this is clearly not going to happen, each disc must then only install for a single owner."

It added: "Microsoft did say that if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc, which would then mean that the new account would also own the game and could play it without the disc."

Microsoft did not disclose what the second-user fee would amount too, and did not clarify further on the matter.

The article claims that there is no sweeping 'always-online' requirement for future Xbox One games.

Update: Jon Hicks, the editor of Official Xbox magazine, has claimed that pre-owned games will be un-installed from the previous owner's system and installed onto another's. It is not clear if this process would negate a pre-owned fee.

***The main reason why I post this is because I am wondering how will all this affect Nintendo's online strategy.

****Nintendo is the only one who has not implemented a system like this. Nintendo is the only one being blacklisted by EA. Coincidence? I think not.

***Sony said they wouldnt block used games, but it left it up to the individual publishers.



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Ouch. Money hungry fuckers



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U&V~KAOS wrote:Ouch. Money hungry fuckers

The economy is not doing pretty well either.
Upcoming generation is going to be very interesting. I wonder who is going to win next gen!!!



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I have a strong belief that the motivation behind such maneuvers is that the main decision makers with X-Box and Sony are trying to entice and retain customers who have the ability to allot part of their monthly income into a gaming lifestyle....thus securing themselves a steady profit income.
Trouble is, it may not be a greediness factor that will drive other entertainment hubs to switching to these methods, but simply-" Hell, they are pulling it off so we should too, that way no one will take advantage of us." That kind of thing.




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Cordite-n-Lead wrote:I have a strong belief that the motivation behind such maneuvers is that the main decision makers with X-Box and Sony are trying to entice and retain customers who have the ability to allot part of their monthly income into a gaming lifestyle....thus securing themselves a steady profit income.
Trouble is, it may not be a greediness factor that will drive other entertainment hubs to switching to these methods, but simply-" Hell, they are pulling it off so we should too, that way no one will take advantage of us." That kind of thing.

u got it. very true. will this affect Nintedo? if so how?



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I can see that with the upcoming generation of console, there may be an integration of internet based gaming like the new PS has now, it might not be as stickly as the X-Box plan so it can still have a wider appeal, but may implement a monthly or annual fee for service.




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Cordite-n-Lead wrote:I can see that with the upcoming generation of console, there may be an integration of internet based gaming like the new PS has now, it might not be as stickly as the X-Box plan so it can still have a wider appeal, but may implement a monthly or annual fee for service.

u mean the successor of the wii-u?



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Yeah, next gen. We should see it in about...1-1/2 to 2 years about.




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Cordite-n-Lead wrote:Yeah, next gen. We should see it in about...1-1/2 to 2 years about.

Well PS4 and Xbox one will release this year Quarter 4 while Nintendo spectates lol



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It is so unreal how quickly these outfits are racing thru the paces. Way too much competition. There hasn't even been much time for the current gen consoles to loose their flare, and now they want to push the next gen on us.
They need to wait it out some, and let technology lapse a bit and for gamers to settle in more with what they have. I still haven't gotten quite bored yet with my Wii. But with the new gen consoles out in my face, I really want to try them out.
I am reserved inside to put forward the money on something tho, that I may loose interest in, and end up with an awesome system that is in truth a glorified money pit.




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Cordite-n-Lead wrote:It is so unreal how quickly these outfits are racing thru the paces. Way too much competition. There hasn't even been much time for the current gen consoles to loose their flare, and now they want to push the next gen on us.
They need to wait it out some, and let technology lapse a bit and for gamers to settle in more with what they have. I still haven't gotten quite bored yet with my Wii. But with the new gen consoles out in my face, I really want to try them out.
I am reserved inside to put forward the money on something tho, that I may loose interest in, and end up with an awesome system that is in truth a glorified money pit.

I also forgot to mention Valve is also releasing their console soon as well. Suppose to be this winter.



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I think you should be able to swap games and not have to pay to play..... I'm not buying those consoles.......



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U&V~Ginks wrote:I think you should be able to swap games and not have to pay to play..... I'm not buying those consoles.......

Yeh I have no intention of buying anything. Only Valve's because of Steam network and their sales.



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Valve???




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Cordite-n-Lead wrote:Valve???

Yeah you can view this thread about it...

http://mwr-clan.forummotion.com/t3218-a-new-generation-of-gaming



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