The hot news circulating the tech market is regarding the new Xbox 720 and PS4 consoles. It is being speculated that Microsoft’s new Xbox may have a Windows 8-inspired interface which would block the second hand gaming.
Due to the market pressures and strong competition in this field, Microsoft needs to make all the necessary and revolutionary steps to attract users’ attention. This is all the more important for them due to the mixed emotions for its new Operating System. Now they are focusing on their new user-friendly design. According to the experts there is no profit to them on Xbox hardware and their only main profit comes from royalties from game developers. Every year Microsoft spends about 10 billion bucks on research and development field but this area is not returning them enough end results to increase their profit.
It is further rumored that the new Xbox 720 from Microsoft may come with a feature that would block second hand gaming; this simply means that it would make it impossible for the Xbox owners to play second hand games on this new console. Now, I am not sure how the users would react to this.
Microsoft is trying to play its cards in a different way with its forthcoming ‘Xbox 720’. Xbox 720 is a follow up to their earlier version ‘Xbox 360’. According to the developers of Xbox, the owners of this play-box would be compelled to sign in online every time they want to play and register games to their account. This claims were reported by Edge, a leading video games magazine.
Xbox 720 will include a Blu-ray drive and thus it could also be available on physical media. It is clearly stated that although this new console will always be connected to the internet, it could still be sold on physical media. Due to the availability of this game on online stores, we are expecting more flexible pricing. According to Edge magazine, the games purchased on disc will be shipped with an activation code and thus will have no value beyond its original user. It also reported that the new Microsoft’s Xbox 720 will be shipped with an advanced version of Microsoft’s ground-breaking Kinect motion controller and a CPU of AMD 8-core x64 1.6 GHz.
We all are eagerly waiting for the Microsoft’s new play-station and Xbox 720 with ‘Windows 8 console'. Let us hope that the new system also comes compatible with the second hand games.