The next gen console spec rumors just won’t stop. Only yesterday we saw a new rumor involving the “next Xbox” packing six times the power of the 360. Today, Kotaku is reporting a slew of information on the rumored system.
Games industry sources have told Kotaku the next Xbox will use Blu-Ray, intends to incorporate a type of anti-used game mechanic, and will introduce the Kinect 2. Kotaku states “It’s not clear if that means that the system wouldn’t play used games or how such a set-up would work“.
Kotaku reached out to Microsoft about this report and received the following response;
“As an innovator we’re always thinking about what is next and how we can push the boundaries of technology like we did with Kinect. We believe the key to extending the lifespan of a console is not just about the console hardware, but about the games and entertainment experiences being delivered to consumers. Beyond that we don’t comment on rumors or speculation.”
Although only a rumor, that anti-used game part is an interesting thought indeed. How would such a feature be implemented into a console? How bad or good would such a thing be for gamers? Give us your thoughts on this rumor below.