Publishers can get a bigger slice of pre-owned game sales at retail – if they’re willing to reach a compromise with stores.
very doubtful unless all retail stores agree to these terms
very doubt unless all the gaming companies and retailers agree to these terms. More than likely it won't happen.
very doubtful because HELLO PC HAS HAD this type of drm sense 2000 12yrs its been on pc its not leaveing never ever.
Either way - online passes need to, GTFO!
Either way, online passes need to *Removes sunglasses* Pass away.
Not going to happen, EA, THQ, SONY and the rest have had a taste of extra revenue for nothing and will not want to let that go very easily. Not a chance.
Agreed. The outrage wasn't loud enough. Unfortunately.... now we can only hope something good comes out of online passes in the long run, like extra content, but I doubt that.
Extra revenue for nothing is Xbox Live. Don't like passes? Buy new games or get a new hobby.
You say it's not going to happen, but we don't know the numbers that will help publishers come to a decision. Publishers have to weigh their options here. Getting a small cut from EVERY used game sold could add up to a substantial amount and could exceed online pass revenue. Even with online passes, they really only bring in revenue for publishers if the online portion is compelling enough and the buyer finds they like the game after purchasing it. And I'm sure publishers have to pay Sony and MS a percentage of those online pass sales. But GameStop, being the biggest used retailer really has to be the one to get on board with this though. I could see them doing it. They seem to already have a deal in place with WB where used buyers get an online pass.
I go through gamefly and I not to long ago I rented Battlefield 3. Gamefly sent me an email a day later and asked if I wanted an online pass, I said hells yea and they sent me one a week later. Sent BF3 back and still have the pass just in case i want to re-rent it. Super win on my side. Thanks Gamefly.
too many people need to agree.wont happen
Chance of happening.
It would be nice, I think. Hell, it would be awesome. Damn shame it's not gonna happen, though. Well, assuming the retailers didn't up the prices on their used games. But then, they couldn't do that without killing their used sales in the first place, which would be counterproductive to the purpose of this move.
This is something I suggested last year, and it really needs to be put in place!
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