Xbox 720 'will support Blu-ray, might not play used games' - report

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As this morning's Xbox 720 hardware rumour andthis afternoon's Wii U one weren't enough, new claims regarding Xbox 360's successor have hit the net.

According to Kotaku's industry sources, the next console from Microsoft will play Blu-ray discs, catching up with PS3 on the physical media front.

The report also claims the console may not play used games. The anti-used game system could in theory link a copy of a game to a specific Xbox Live account.

It further suggests that the new Xbox will ship with a second generation Kinect sensor featuring an on-board processor that allows it to better detect users' motions, and that Microsoft is considering launching its new hardware with a smaller controller than Xbox 360's.

[ Source: Kotaku ]

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V interesting if right. I think we should be able to have the ability to link accounts though, so if you want to lend it to a friend or play on another 360 you can.


If it really is unable to play used games, Microsoft better have some system in place for lending games out to a friend.

EDIT: And w00t for post number 10101

While I could go with the Blu-Ray inclusion (If it actually has proper speed this time around), the used game blocking seems just a little far-fetched... It'd be a total kill for some peeps.

Well, what do you know. Looks like I'll be getting myself a Blue-ray player once Halo 5 release :P

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The Xbox 360 is my favourite console of this generation. They will not be getting my money if they include this asinine DRM feature.

Take this with a grain of salt, though--I remember the PS3 was originally rumoured to include similar DRM for disc-based games.

Could I trouble you for some maple syrup to go with the plate of roffles you just served up?

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ugh... I'm beginning to think my days of Ebay shopping for all games is coming to an end.... additionally, this all fits my thread on hardware so far.

2x,4x,6x,8x,am i watching dragon ball
btw,Microsoft won't do that(can't play used games),but maybe make a online pass in every games

So no Used-games on NextBox?... that would be fail... moreover if the price of games don't cut.. 60-70$ per game is a abuse!


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Just announce the thing already MS >_> dying to see it.

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