hollywood111 wrote:If this is, was, or might be how it works then why not come out & say that from the start?, If you don't think this
entire XBOX ONE mess hasn't been a complete f**k up you need brain surgery.
Technically, they did come out when they released the policy thing a few weeks back. Except the entire internet focused on the negative, and the policy still obviously needs to be worked on.
Personally, I think this could be killer if used properly. There's no way that it will be a simple as everyone has access whenever, it will restrict to one person at a time using the licence. But, with manufacturing, distribution and retailer costs only getting higher there could be an distinct advantage.
Say I buy a game, install it and my friend then wants to use it at the same time, he could then pay a certain amount, like 60% of RRP straight the publisher because they wouldn't need to pay for the physical costs. We would then technically get 20% saving each. How we sort that out is up to us, but would save a few quid other than both buying a copy. This would effect the retailer for sure, but publishers aren't exactly bothered, as they would love nothing more than banning trade in's. Why not sell it digitally? I hear you cry. Because not everyone has great internet and unlimited data download, so that person could buy the Disc. As for trading it back in, who knows but it would be a great addition.