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.
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