Originally Posted by Yrd
You are completely misunderstanding my point.
I'm talking about sharing games. You were explaining to me why it can't work without online check-ins.
edit: I have to remember to use the quote button....
at this point, the only way of sharing games would be with digital only games. and that makes the plan less useful.
I think the game sharing plan would've locked people into the ecosystem if given a chance. Like Apple doesn't care about marketshare per se. They want a customer base that's locked in and spends money and that's what the Apple fan base is. Of course, they would love to dominate in terms of marketshare but not by sacrificing the insane profit margins that Apple enjoys. People are willing to spend money if they enjoy an ecosystem.
the first person to call me about the change was my Gamestop-leeching friend. The one that uses the 7-day Gamestop rental (buy the game, play it for 7 days, and return it for a free rental). She was so ecstatic. She was already set to jump to PS4 to keep leeching.
And now that there's no additional revenue for publishers and Gamestop keeps being a leech on the industry, there's no way the publishers would tolerate a game sharing plan.
That said, having a 360/PS3 style world is okay. I mean, we have been living with this system for the past 8 years. It just could've been so much more.