MidTxWRX, on 06 February 2013 - 14:18, said:
No second hand market?
I STRONGLY doubt it.
I would be strongly surprised if they did such a thing. People would jump ship in a heartbeat, and/or they would find a way to hack the Xbox in order to play games. Microsoft would bend in the end.
It's the way the industry is heading, they've sewn the seeds by testing online passes this generation, there wasn't too much opposition now they are going full on with game passes.
lecter, on 06 February 2013 - 14:28, said:
There is a simple way for the 2nd hand market blow to be softened and Steam has showed it: Sales. BIG Sales. Every game I've bought on Steam is "1st hand" and I've never paid more than 15 EUR for one...if they go for the approach described in the article, there is no way that every game will still always cost between 40-60 bucks.
That will never happen, there's a reason why console games are more expensive, they have to pay Sony and Microsoft for the privilige of releasing the game on their consoles. That's why they are £10-15 more expensive than PC games RRP.