All next XBox games will have to be installed to Hard Drive

hodg100

Ex Reviewer & News Writer
And it will be always connected to the internet

The, usually reliable, VGLeaks site is showing screenshots, apparently taken from the Durango software development kit which seem to confirm earlier leaks that the next XBox will require a permanent internet connection and raises suspicions further that Microsoft's new console could block used games.

The documents state thee the latest Durango development hardware features an "always on, always connected design," which will allow users to "quickly and easily enjoy their connected entertainment experiences, with no waiting for the console to restart or install updates".

The XDK goes on to say: "Every Durango console will have a hard drive, although its exact capacity has not been chosen. It will be large enough, however, to hold a large number of games. All games will be installed on the hard drive. Play from the optical disc will not be supported.



"Durango consoles will have a Blu-ray disc drive. Disc media will be used for distribution, but during gameplay, games will not use content from the optical disc. An installation system is being designed that will allow gamers to begin playing while the game is being installed on the hard drive rather than waiting until installation is complete."

With Sony already having come out to say they won't block 2nd hand games, Microsoft are potentially putting themselves behind in the PR stakes before the race has even got going in earnest.
 

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marcaaron22

Active Member
This just proves that it's all about money nowadays,
Gone are the days of consoles trying to make and improve better gaming
 

Dan201

Well-known Member
This just proves that it's all about money nowadays,
Gone are the days of consoles trying to make and improve better gaming

Its always been about money. The better games the more money they make.

If the above leak is true and the PS4 stays away from those restrictions then the PS4 will totally dominate.
 
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