Volition Developer Believes Xbox 720 Rumor of Blocked Used Games To Be “Fantastic For Our Business”

Red Faction: Armageddon developer Jameson Durall claims that gamers would eventually get used to the idea of the rumored next-gen Microsoft consoles blockage of used games.

“There’s another big rumor about the next Xbox console that could really start to shake things up… it won’t play used games at all,” Durall writes.

“Personally I think this would be a fantastic change for our business and even though the consumers would be up in arms about it at first… they will grow to understand why and that it won’t kill them.”

He adds: “The system is already there for Microsoft, all they’d have to do is use the DLC and codes model they have to tie a game to your Xbox live account.”

This rumor if true would fair well with developers however, Microsoft must consider the actions of their gaming competitors. The idea of renting games via Gamefly or Blockbuster or sharing games with friends would be out the window for Xbox 720 users. While this could also be a great answer to thwart the online pass on Microsoft’s next-gen console, many loyal Xbox users could be forced to jump ship if Sony introduces their Playstation 4 console where playing used games and testing out games via game rentals services remains the order of business with the occasional online pass.

Thanks CVG

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