Cokney Charmer wrote:Yeah..they have finally brought across the business model they use for their OS and Office Software by charging per user license for use of games now.
Sad times, there is no positive spin on this. None at all
I don't get why people are getting so worked up about it. Yes, you can't lend your mates a game, but apart from that what's the problem if they don't charge a fee? You can recover accounts at people's houses and presumably play the game. Rental could be an issue, but really it's only game-sharing that is hit.
This is not really about stopping you lending a game to a mate. This is preventing you from trading your game in for someone else to buy second hand
This wont be buy a game 2nd and spend 800MSP to have the online pass, this is the publisher setting the price it will cost to activate the game to play again. That would give the publisher and not a retailer, the power to set the price on the preowned game, especially with MSP being removed end of this year
They will price it in such a way that it will not be viable to buy second hand and just to buy new as is. Hell, I can see publishers like EA, only doing digital copies of their games to buy, hence the big push of using cloud storage on Xbox One
Think bigger picture