awww yeahhhhh… too bad it’s used! OK I may be a bit jaded.
We all read that the Xbox One would have 8 GB of DDR3 ram. Well it is looking like only 5 of that will be available for games. You can watch the interview here
Here’s the quote
“In the past we had retail games which came on disc, we had Xbox Live Arcade and we had Indie Games, and they had their own discrete channels or discrete silos. With Xbox One and the new marketplace, they’re games,” Harrison told Eurogamer. “We don’t make a distinction between whether a game is a 50-hour RPG epic or whether it is a puzzle game or whether it is something that fits halfway between the two.”
So it would appear that Microsoft is indeed going in the direction we all think. This does not bode well.
According to an article over at Shacknews, indie developers will need to have a publishing deal with Microsoft studios or a third-party publisher. Every time a bit of news is released concerning Microsoft’s new console, I move further and further towards Sony’s side of the line. With the used games announcement, the required internet connection at least once a day, and now this, I think I’ll be a Sony man from here on out. Microsoft will have to do something special at E3 if they want to keep my business.
According to Wired, “ if a disc was used with a second account, that owner would be given the option to pay a fee and install the game from the disc.” If this is the case, I am not sure what will happen to companies like Gamefly and Gamestop. I primary play games I receive from Gamefly, and if this is true, it would all but kill that company. I hope there are some concessions Microsoft is willing to make.
We shall see in 5-6 short months.
All Call of Duty downloadable content will launch first exclusively for Xbox One.
-Microsoft will be releasing 15 games within the first year of launch, 8 of which will be new IPs
-Immersive and social television
-Partnership with the NFL, exclusive content that uses smartglass and kinect, and will tie in Fantasy Football.