Originally Posted by FourDoor
Has it been confirmed that digital downloads will not be eligible to participate in the used game ecosystem? The way i have been reading all of the articles is that the physical media disk, which they just keep referring to as "the bits", is essentially synonymous with the digital download copy version minus the bandwidth wait/stress you have to go through downloading directly.
No, but we're kinda just going through the ramifications. I personally see them allowing it, or maybe tying it to Gold as an extra fee.
But I just don't see how that aligns with retailers interests and why they're going along. Sure you still have people that need to buy physical copies due to ISP limitations, but that pool is shrinking every day. The whole point behind digital licensing is the ease of use, delivery, and low cost.
Originally Posted by Anthony1
Do you think there will be any class action lawsuits brought by independent video game retailers over this idea that GameStop and Best Buy will have a special agreement with Microsoft for trade ins ?
I'm not sure how all the legal ramifications work out, but I seriously doubt all the smaller gaming retailers across the USA are going to just "deal with it", so to speak.
In the EU, people have the right to resale, but there's no current options for that. MS seems to be building a system to do so, but my guess is a system that takes a very large fee for doing so runs afoul of the EU decree in the first place. Simply, people should be allowed to sell their digital content and it should be removed from their possession, and that's part of the creators problem. Or so the ruling would seem to say.