Anti-used game measures will do more harm than good

Critical Gamer writes: We’ve all heard the optimistic spouts from game devs and publishers alongside the rumours that the next generation of consoles will have the exciting feature of not being able to play preowned games. Last week saw Crytek’s creative director, Rasmus Hojengaard, throw his ignorance hat into the ever increasing pile of anti-used game attire. In an interview with CVG he was asked about the possibility of anti-used game measures in next gen consoles.

“From a business perspective that would be absolutely awesome” replied Hojengaard. “It’s weird that [second-hand] is still allowed because it doesn’t work like that in any other software industries”.

Even though Mr Hojengaard has since said his comment “was not intended to be taken seriously” and isn’t the stance of Crytek, it’s clear that the industry wants to do something to address this bleeding money hole that only seems to be getting bigger.

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