Eidos Cofounder: Xbox 720 Requires Always On Internet And Block Used Games

Eidos co-founder Ian Livingston spilled the beans that Xbox 720 / Durango will require always-on internet connection and will block pre-owned games.

"Broadband speed globally isn’t at a level that justifies digital-only,” he told MCV India. “So they’ve gone halfway [...] With the next Xbox, you supposedly have to have an internet connection, and the discs are watermarked, whereby once played on one console it won’t play on another. So I think the generation after that will be digital-only.”

Before its official announcement, rumors had it that PlayStation 4 won’t run used games, but Sony made sure to dismiss that.

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ok for starters he is talking bullshit. no i am not a fanboy i have been stricly playstation all the time and microsoft would never shoot themself in the foot, oh and yeah if you dident know eidos is owned by square enix who in turn is part owned by sony ssoooooo think about it

Ps1 ps2 win. Xbox lose, 360

Ps1 ps2 win. Xbox lose, 360 wins first half life, ps3 picked up later on and now even. Nintendo always on top until the shovel ware kicks in. Xb720 lose ps4 win. Than again. If the 720 can creat a virtual environment like they are showing, it might be worth a buy.


I guess people can't afford to buy games at retail price lol. Internet, not a problem. This should actually help some to keep kids offline, score! Can afford new games, Check. Have internet connection, Check. Can't wait to get my new Xbox :-)

Pathetic View

Seriously, it's that outlook that is going to light a fire under a Pirate's ***, and i for one will join the revolution. If Xbox is really going to take away the freedom to trade games, then it's going to crash and burn faster than the Dreamcast. What a sad outlook Michael J!

I doubt you'd sing that tune

If the "second hand" item you were trying to re-sell or trade in was your car. Or your house. Or pretty much anything else you own. Like your TV. If you honestly agree that companies have the right to tell you that once you buy their product, THEY still own it and THEY have the right to tell you what to do with it, you're a ******* moron. We all like supporting our country too, but when supporting it means giving up our rights of ownership on things we PAY for, **** it, I'll support the Japs.


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