Xbox 720 Could Require always-on DRM

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    30,140
    Likes Received:
    279
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
    Extremetech has an interesting story that leaked screenshots of the Xbox 720 development kit from 2012 reveal Microsoft's next-gen console may not only have always-on DRM but also mandatory game inst...

    Xbox 720 Could Require always-on DRM
     
  2. {LOD}PITBULL

    {LOD}PITBULL Master Guru

    Messages:
    775
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    AMD 290x
    Which is WHY I am staying with PC Screw all that **** 10x over. PS4 and these guys can suck it!
     
  3. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

    Messages:
    13,239
    Likes Received:
    19
    GPU:
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M
    Mistake.

    Pc had its share of DRM troubles(still some, but not as bad) and now it's stemming to consoles.
     
  4. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    2,277
    Likes Received:
    20
    GPU:
    EVGA 1070 FTW
    Microsoft just gave this round to Sony on a plate.

    Grats on alienating your loyal 360 userbase who, have now left college, found jobs, started a family and wouldn't mind playing games during those 4AM baby feeds.
     

  5. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,140
    Likes Received:
    43
    GPU:
    GTX 1070
    So there is no offline mode at all? Really strange if that would be the case. I'll reserve judgement until it is announced.

    If there is no running games off the disc then it implies some form of key being tied to your account, otherwise people will go crazy sharing the discs. Not good at all and more importantly the advantages over the PC are narrowing. Really, MS is making it harder to be likeable.
     
  6. h0d

    h0d Member Guru

    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    MSI R7970 Cfx - EKwb En
    This new protection from used games will simply killed all local resellers stores.
     
  7. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    15,037
    Likes Received:
    21
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2
    I lost interest in the next Xbox as soon as the rumours about it shipping with Kinect 2.0 surfaced but this latest rumour about mandatory installs (they were bad enough on the PS3 IMO due to its limited hard drive space) and always online DRM has all but put me off considering buying one. Of course, it may not be true but I only really want one console next generation anyway so I hope it is! I've already pre-ordered a PS4. :p
     
  8. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    15,037
    Likes Received:
    21
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2
  9. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    20,739
    Likes Received:
    1
    GPU:
    ASUS 1080TI
    i dont mind. i prefer my games 0 and i dont sell my games anyway. and wait a minute. i buy digital versions of ps3 and xbox360 games anyway.
     
  10. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,377
    Likes Received:
    86
    GPU:
    1080ti @2GHz silent
    So when your broadband is down and you want another way to have some fun, if XBox is your entertainment, you cant use it.
    Sounds like a great purchase.
    MS are full of great ideas these days.

    This.

    You dont mind not being able to use your console?
     

  11. lucidus

    lucidus Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    10,140
    Likes Received:
    43
    GPU:
    GTX 1070
    They might as well add a "wave at kinect" gesture + face recognition before launching any game to ensure you're the one who is the owner of the account :p Your younger siblings want to have a go at it? PAY MOAR! :D
     
  12. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,062
    Likes Received:
    3
    GPU:
    GTX Titan Sli
    You'd better remove this comment, so that no one on Microsoft reads it and takes it seriously
     
  13. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    19,047
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    GIGABYTE Radeon R9 280
    Always-on is the most stupid idea ever, I know a lot of people still don't connect their consoles online (yes those people exist), I have friends and family that don't connect them because they don't see the need to connect their consoles online because they just don't play multiplayer games.

    deltatux
     
  14. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    15,037
    Likes Received:
    21
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2
    Yeah, an always online console or even just a requirement to be online to 'register' a game the first time you play it would mean the next Xbox wouldn't be a suitable console for a child who perhaps has their console in their bedroom but does not have access to the internet (or their parents might not want them to). Microsoft would be potentially limiting the number of people who could use their consoles so it would be a stupid thing to do really.
     
  15. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    5,669
    Likes Received:
    5
    GPU:
    Sapphire Fury
    I'm one of these people. I went online with my 360 ONCE to get some updates for Forza 3, other than that, not at all. Don't play online, too many overcompetitive aholes that I can't be arsed dealing with, that and I refuse to pay £8 a month for the privieldge. M$ won't be getting any of my money if this idea is the case.
     

  16. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    11,564
    Likes Received:
    20
    GPU:
    Sapphire Fury Tri-X OC x2
    Oh dear :/
     
  17. mackintosh

    mackintosh Member Guru

    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX 670 3-way SLI
    This is hilarious. I wonder if MS have any other brilliant ideas for shooting themselves in the foot. I'm definitely not going to pick up a console with always-on DRM. No way, no how.
     
  18. AbjectBlitz

    AbjectBlitz Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    R390 1200/1720
    Unless they have uber power in comparison to the PS4, they have lost this round before it began.
     
  19. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    6,670
    Likes Received:
    6
    GPU:
    980ti gaming 1490/7700
    I'm not gonna bash anyone until theres official information. This leak could or could not be true so what the hell. IF it does have always online well that does suck for real but i'll reserve my judgement.
     
  20. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    8,684
    Likes Received:
    148
    GPU:
    EVGA 1080ti SC
    I've heard the specs are a bit under but of course those are jus rumors.
     

Share This Page