Xbox One's Digital Sharing Will Return "When the Time is Right"

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Xbox One's Digital Sharing Will Return "When the Time is Right"

Post by S7 OC on Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:44 am

http://m.ign.com/articles/2013/09/04/xbox-ones-digital-sharing-will-return-when-the-time-is-right
Microsoft's original plans for Xbox One may have been scrapped in light of the public's response, but some of its ideas, including digital game sharing, could make a return in the future.
Speaking with GameSpot during PAX Prime, Microsoft executive Albert Penello discussed a digital future for the gaming industry, stating emphatically that a digital-only future will one day be realized. He pointed to what's happening with tablets, phones, music, and movies, as well as PC games with Steam, as evidence of this shift toward a digital-oriented future that the gaming industry will follow.
For now, Xbox One remains a disc-oriented system for games. It will have more of a digital presence than Xbox 360, with all games being made available digitally, but, as we already know, at launch it will lack some of the features Microsoft originally promised before bending to the will of outraged gamers. Things like being able to sell digital games and allow up to ten family members (who didn't actually have to be family members) to play your Xbox One games from any system went out the window with that shift, but Penello indicated the family sharing feature and others will be revisited.

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Re: Xbox One's Digital Sharing Will Return "When the Time is Right"

Post by S7 Sticky on Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:49 am

something i was really happy about .... just being able to DL my AAA titles from home and never go to gamestop again

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Post by Atrum on Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:45 pm

Sell digital games? That's just idiotic IMO.

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:06 am

Why so?  Just because something isn't tangible doesn't mean you can't sell it.  e.g. business assets like client lists and trade names, WoW gold and accounts, and digital rights.  They have real value and can be sold.

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Post by Atrum on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:25 am

I should specify - Idiotic for the Publishers. It would be awesome for us, but that's a terrible precedent for game developers to set. I wasn't implying they don't have real value, I was going after the negative effect it would have on industry sales.

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Post by S7 Coolhand on Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:28 pm

I see your point.  What is great for us is really bad for the devs, which may work its way back around to be bad for us in crappier, cheaper games.

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Post by Atrum on Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:31 pm

Yup, pretty much.

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