Will the Future of Next Generation Consoles Be Regulated by the Companies That Make the Consoles Themselves
What does the future hold for consumers of next generation consoles… According to this post today from cnet.com
A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is, named “Orbis,” and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards-compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles.
And also there are rumors that the Xbox 720 May Not Play Used Games but will play Blu-Ray and (And Will Introduce Kinect 2) according to kotaku.com. What will happen to stores like gamestop.com will this eliminate the ability to rent games? Will it end the ability to try games before you pay the full price for them. I personally wonder will the next generation console try to integrate online purchasing of games only. In ways this could be good news and it could be bad for people who do not have internet connection and want to buy the games which may still be possible. Some people choose to not buy Xbox live and PSN network just to basically play the games without an internet connection.
Myself personally I would like to still have, the ability to play used games and for the console to have backwards-compatibility options because you spend a lot of money on these games then … a new console comes out you are very excited you want to buy it and you want to also be able to play the library of games you already have on it. For example if you paid $60 dollars for a new game you really want and you bring it home you play it for hours and hours until you have beaten the game and you would like to trade it for a new game if what they are saying about the rumors of not being able to play a used game you will be not be able to trade so you better really, really like it when you pay 60 dollars for it or what if you buy the game get home play it 10 mins and say I don’t like this game at all then basically you are, stuck with it if this happens with “no used games console”. Will the companies regulate our future in gaming as we know it now? I guess we will have to wait and see what Microsoft and Sony has in store for the new consoles.