Crytek wants next-gen pre-owned block

Crytek wants next-gen pre-owned block

A lead developer at Crytek has publicly supported the concept of console manufacturers blocking access to second-hand games.

Rasmus Hjengaard, the Swedish director of creative development at Crytek, said from a business perspective that would be absolutely awesome” if a next-generation Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony console restricted access to games bought pre-owned.

It's weird that [second-hand sales] are still allowed because it doesn't work like that in any other software industries, so it would be great if they could somehow fix that issue as well,” Hjengaard(pictured)toldCVG.

Amid a craze of speculation regarding PlayStation 4 (codenamed Orbis) and Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango), it has been rumoured that Sony and Microsoft are both considering technologies that will reject pre-owed discs.

Develop has the full story.

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