Now I checked to see if there was a similar topic to this topic however I cannot find any - if there is I do apologize. Anyways....
Now we've been hearing rumors (not as much as other types of rumors) of Used games not working on future game systems thus endangering rental shops and services (and trade ins between friends or selling from a previous owner to a new owner) over the last few years in the previous generation and now more in during this gen about next gen.
Do you guys think if such rumors were true would the first party enforce or push forth demos of ALL games to be available through digital form? Would this hurt them more if they do (I know some people dont like the fact that Nintendo is not enforcing the achievement system rule like Sony/MS is and vice versa on even doing it - could it be something like that?) or will it be a smart business decision considering the fact that people if they want to see how a game is they could just download the demo and see how it is and if they like it they could buy the full game?
Now would they have a hard time pursuading third party devs to create demos for every single game that would be coming out? Would this beef up the retail price of games if the demos are free to begin with so it would make up for the costs of making the demos? Anyways...
Now here is a list of pros for this possible outcome
-People can have access to every single demo of every game.
-People can download any demo off the system's service (i.e. Virtual Console/Eshop, PSN/Gaikai or XBL/Microsoft Games) at their home or anywhere instead of waiting in the mail , etc (not too familiar with how demos are distributed these days other than full fledged digital ;p).
Now I know some cons of a possible outcome like this
-First party might charge people to download demos (I can see this happening)
-Used game shops and services to come to a halt or suffer in business for the future (thus endangering future jobs as well)
What do you think about the notion of not having Used games as a option in the future and in turn a renewed push for demos? You can agree/disagree or even come up with your own reasoning and points to see the flaw or genius of this idea.
P.S. Sorry that I might be sounding a bit weird in this topic - not used to making a topic like this and its SOO early I just woke up *_*!