Recent leaks have pointed to an always connected future for Microsoft's Xbox consoles. Why have they chosen to do this? What does this mean?
Always online sounds like a good idea on paper, but if it's implemented mostly to spy on consumers and block out used games then I want nothing to do with the nextbox.
The XBox 720 is doomed -_- People are really reaching deep to see the 720 fail but will be in for a rude awakening come E3. Relax people and take these rumors as just that RUMORS...MS is not crazy enough to think that we all can afford internet or have a reliable connection - hell not even Sony who owns a patent for this to happen was crazy enough to do it. Also people saying why does'nt MS just squash this by reveling the 720 specs... because thats what the media wants and MS denying that from them and making them wait till E3 is making them foam more :) Edit: Watch the youtube video, it will make you feel better. Edit2: Nice spin Hellvegency - Trying to make it look like the rumors were true but MS saw angry gamers on N4G and decided not to go with it. When the PS4 rumors went around about Sony blocking used games because Sony filed and owns a patent that will make this happen, people on here were saying that Sony has this patent so other companies wont use it and Sony will lock the patent away in vault and throw away the keys, but MS is evil and found some way around that and messed up Sony's heroic plan to save us from blocked used games next gen.
Im honestly not saying the 720 (or whatever it's called) is doomed, Im just saying that if MS where to implement such a thing it would loose them a good portion of their fanbase (or at least me) IMO.
Always online is the future
Count me out of the future then...
I doubt itll even happen, MS must have people that read what the internet has to say, and what the internet is saying about "always on" isnt good, MS must realize this Im saying it wont happen, next next gen maybe
I'd like to believe that but I think you're being a little naive, If MS see profit in it (which they do) then they will go full steam ahead, IMO...
I know it's comfortable for you to paint them as a villain, probably because its popular right now, probably done deeper issue I don't know, but it's not profitable for them to do this. they stand very very little to gain. ms doesn't make money from point purchases, only from shipments. they make a cut felt every game made on the 720, but you buying a game second hand vs New hurts devs more than anyone, and they aren't the ones making a consoles.
@ichimaru It's not about being comfortable with painting "Microsoft" as the villain I couldn't care less if Im popular. Im just genuinely putting a concern out there and if you'd like to know Im in agreement that it would be stupid for MS to go through with this, but this is Microsoft they're well know for pissing off their consumer base.
Microsoft never listens to its customers.
Its going to depend on how well MS sells it, and how the public reacts. If it true that its always on, that it needs an internet connect to even work, they can't expect to sell it as a game console. But if its not a game console, but rather its advertised as an outright media center and cable box which just happens to play games, something which will have to have an internet connection, then people if not gamers will probably it. Though if someone figures out how to hack the camera which also has to be connected and that becomes public knowledge, they're just dead.
Enough of these
Let's say MS isn't selling the 720 as a game console. Hmmm. Don't really know what to think of that. Currently I plan to use the 720 as a game machine but... Guess I'll wait for E3. Already excited for Sony's console.
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