It seems that Microsoft are clearly not a fan of their gamers being involved in any second-hand game activities. For years, people have lent games, traded games or sold games on, once they have finished with them, but Microsoft are doing away with all that, with their new Xbox console.
The new Xbox, which is likely named either Xbox One, Xbox 720 or Xbox Infinity, is unveiled in a special launch event in Washington tonight and it will mean the end of second-hand games. The new Xbox console will introduce a single-code activation for games, locking them into that one console.
While this news is bound to disappoint many gamers, there is some good news about the new Xbox 720. Other upgrades to the previous Xbox include, Redmond include the addition of a faster processor, improved speech recognition, Skype built-in, Smart Glass, IllumiRoom and more.
Tonight's launch will also see the new and improved Kinect with a 1,920x1,080 sensor, which will come with the console as well as a rumoured HALO TV Series directed by Steven Spielberg. The new Xbox 720 is expected to release just in time for Christmas and will cost gamers $299 in the US and £299 in the UK. Although official release dates and prices should be revealed at tonight's launch.
What the you think about the end of second-hand games?