Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox One

Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, has made a blog post with an update on Xbox One.

Here is an excerpt from his post:

…today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

· An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

· Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

I encourage you to read the entire post for additional details and how Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

Thank you for your continued support of Xbox.

Update: Here is the full text of the post:

 

Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future. 
Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One. 
You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.
So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

  • An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
  • Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.

Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

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Comments

  • Robtroy

    The main thing hear is all about money Microsoft felt there wallets getting lighter then they started listening to those who buy there product so now they know in future to fill us in in all the minor details before the cramming a none sense down our throat and telling us take it or leave it, or as Don Mattrick likes to put it, if you don’t have a great connectivity then there alway the OLD GEN that youve been stuck with for last 7 year have fun. But you soldiers out there just keep up the good fight the next GEN console will be waiting for you if you come back home.

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    • deadbox102

      One of the reasons their was such an outrage was because of the mouths on a few execs. You know such as “Deal with it” and “Buy a 360”.

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  • DrToker

    I’m so glad to see that I’m not alone in hating this change, it gives me hope. Let’s become the most annoying whiners in internet history and bring back the future that the original vision was touting.😉

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    • Alex watchtower

      BRING BACK DIGITAL GAME SHARING!

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      • Alex watchtower

        12:1.. 13:1.and growing! Come on Xbox fans! You want to hear your majority? We’re here now baby!

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    • JD Fox

      It just means we have to wait a bit longer.

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      • DrToker

        I want the future now, not in the future when it becomes the present.;)

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      • JD Fox

        You’re not the only one.

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      • Jeremy Trifilo

        Me as well.. at least 10 years down the road they could have test ran the idea and worked into something everyone would have been happy with.

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    • Gary

      We need the future back!

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      • DrToker

        Back to the Future

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  • watkins

    I wouldn’t call invasive drm innovating lol.

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    • David B Kirk

      They only thing messed up was not allowing offline game play. Nothing to do with DRM. All they needed to do was allow offline play with the disc inserted. Everything else is innovation. Disagree?

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      • Dylan

        DRM was the REASON for not having offline

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      • watkins

        No that I can completely agree with. Finally somebody level headed in this forum.

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  • fsdfg dsfds

    No one cares what you own, no one likes stupid little kid who wank on about preorders

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  • bwv2002

    Since we are going backwards
    I vote on bring the red ring back any one with me

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    • JD Fox

      Bah, forget CDs. Let’s go back to cartridges and cathode ray TVs.

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      • Altered Vista

        So why did you own a 360 instead of a PS4. PS4 had the blue ray and PS+ digital game library. Where were you then…maybe it was about the games. that is why i was a 360 user and that is why it was extremely difficult to support Microsoft before today.

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  • Metalization

    Thank you for listening to all of the feedback. I really didn’t want to use a PS4 controller. Looks like I won’t have to anymore.

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    • JD Fox

      No you should definitely stay with the PS4. It’s great for people like you.

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      • Metalization

        I wasn’t happy with all the restriction and voiced my opinion. Microsoft listened to the many fans who had the exact same concerns. How is this in anyway a bad thing? I have never owned a PS because I can’t stand their controllers.

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  • Altered Vista

    Halo 4 triton…LOL

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    • fsdfg dsfds

      lol this kid is a winner,just read it HAHAH

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  • fsdfg dsfds

    You win a rock

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  • Buccomatic

    microsoft beat the tar out of ps3, without a japanese install base, for the last 7 years. all this happened while kinect was being rejected on the 360. so it only makes sense that they KEEP the winning formula and offer both a non-kinect 2.0 and a kinect 2.0 version so everyone gets the console they want and continue to use the winning formula that was so successful over ps3.

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    • JD Fox

      The Kinect broke the Guinesse Book of World Records for the “fastest growing consumer electronics device.” I’m afraid you are wrong.

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      • Altered Vista

        And yet not one game in the xbox live activity chart. Ryse was suppose to be a kinect only game…yet it’s not anymore. If Microsoft can’t develop kinect games themselves how will third parties?

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      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        it is also the fastest dust collector.

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    • CORN Justin Beiber

      Smart idea, my man. Not everyone wants the police watching and listening to everything they do.

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      • Jeremy Trifilo

        Too bad it can’t…

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      • DrToker

        If the Kinect recorded all audio and video and uploaded it you would know. That’s alot of GB that has to upload on your line my friend, give me a break.

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    • DrToker

      The problem with that is that developers will lose incentive to create kinect control for their games if not everyone has it. Like TrackIR like abilities while piloting in Battlefield:)

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      • JD Fox

        This guy gets it. Requiring the Kinect means that anyone developing a motion title knows that every single Xbox One buyer is a potential motion buyer as well. A bigger audience means more ambitious motion games.

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      • Altered Vista

        What happened to Ryse? Why did Microsoft invest all this effort into this technology only to make it’s kinect only AAA title work with a controller? Why isn’t one kinect game on the xbox live activity chart despite those sales. People aren’t playing those kinect games very long are they? Why should all gamers be forced to pay for something they won’t use?

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    • Rumba Lumba

      Too bad PS3 sales are ahead WORLDWIDE. Too bad the US population is 4.5% the world’s population.

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  • Crypt0117

    Leave it the way it was !!!! Please.

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  • Rocamx

    Come on! Please bring back the family sharing feature!

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    • JD Fox

      Too late, whiners want us to stay in the Stone Age.

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      • Dylan

        No. We don’t want it to be required for every game imaginable.

        With this system, CD Project Red wouldn’t even be able to let their own people in Poland to play their game.

        It should be OPTIONAL.

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      • JD Fox

        Optional Kinect is a technological step backwards. Just because some people can’t use something, doesn’t means that we should cater to those small amounts of people.
        By that logic we should be making solar powered consoles for the people in Africa who don’t have electricity.

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      • Dylan

        I’m talking about the DRM

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      • JD Fox

        Oh, I take back what I said then. I must have jumped to conclusions with what you said.

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      • Dylan

        No worries.

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      • Crypt0117

        Yup. I hate the new Xbox One. Why Don, Why ??

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  • mives01

    Well done MS. You could have hunkered down and out of sheer stubbornness lost thousands of loyal and committed Xbox fans. While we can all agree, MS is pushing the paradigm of video gaming, grasshopper must walk before he flys. Very,very impressed.

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      only thing is. now take away kinect and make it $400. price is not competitive.

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    • Alex watchtower

      Microsoft being stubborn is what gave us online gaming when Nintendo and Sony said it was a fad! Wait the new Mario still doesn’t have online multiplayer? Still a fad I guess!

      Microsoft being stubborn is what gave you a hard drive in your console, when Nintendo and Sony said it was just a PC. Do you miss your memory cards?

      Microsoft being stubborn is what lets me talk while playing online games instead of switching between a keyboard and controller!

      Microsoft being stubborn is what made Sony copy every single innovation they came up with.

      Mob rule doesn’t work when it comes to leading companies.

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  • bwv2002

    I can’t wait for the Xbox Two

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  • Berserk Rage

    I’m sure that Sony and their fanboys are now feeling the heat🙂

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    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol i doubt it. the xbone is still $500. that is VERY lame.

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      • Berserk Rage

        They will release an Xbox One Core/Arcade bundle without Kinect for a lower price for sure.

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  • Altered

    umad xbox one fanboys? umad?

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  • Gary

    There has to be a better solution than making the Xbox One a $500 PS4.

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  • Alex watchtower

    WE WANT THE ABILITY TO SHARE OUR GAMES DIGITALLY. I WANT THE FAMILY SHARE PLAN. GIVE IT BACK PLEASE! COMPROMISE WITH THE FARMERS BUT DON’T TAKE THIS AWAY FROM THE REST OF US. JUST GIVE IT BACK! PLEASE!

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  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    anyone else noticed all these new people in here all of a sudden complaining about the new policy change? they have got to be m$ employees that are butt hurt because they almost lost their jobs. where were all you guys at when we were complaining? you weren’t on these blogs defending m$. some guy named FoxHound was but he prob worked for m$. can’t believe anything they say anymore.

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    • nMarco92

      Just go away.
      I am not a MS employee but it was great the way it was yesterday…

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      • Altered

        stay mad, chump.

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      • kmo4040

        Yes we just got a ps4 for 500$

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      • Phen0m24

        No, for $500 you get a PS4 console, a game, and a PSN+ subscription for a year which gives you more free games. Just saying. I’ve done research.😛

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      • kmo4040

        exactly why buy xbox without family share for an Extra $100

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      • MotherNelson

        exactly why buy xbox without freedom to trade games or sell your disk for an Extra $100*

        Fixed.

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    • DrToker

      We were satisfied and ignored you.

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    • kmo4040

      Why would I complain about policies I like

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    • benright313

      I wrote an entire blog defending it, and I don’t even work there.

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      • MotherNelson

        LOL you really need a life if you wro—you know what? nevermind.

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      • benright313

        Yeah that does sound pretty no-life-ish….LOL actually I took some massive Facebook comment and did a little editing and adding and then posted it to a blog(:

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  • Derek Epps

    we were preordering

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    • nMarco92

      Absolutely true!!!
      The family sharing was the system seller!!!

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  • Sean Mccoy

    I think they change their mind because news broke out that men an woman in the ARMY cant use the xbox one and sony kicked their ASSes at the E3 plus I think the sales a lower then 2 per 3 ps4 sold and that’s why they change it

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  • nMarco92

    Family sharing was being the system seller!!!

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  • Metalization

    Today is a good day for Xbox fans.

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    • Gary

      Worst day since Xbox Live increased from 50 to 60 per year.

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      • Jeremy Trifilo

        I get mine for like $30.00 – $45.00 on Amazon during it’s specials.

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      • Metalization

        That’s less $1 a month increase and how is any of this bad news?

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  • Geoff900

    As someone pointed out, if you aren’t connected online you have to put the disk back into the drive to continue playing.

    So if you don’t have a connection, you just have to keep your disks in, or if you are online you can take the disk out.

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    • Brandon Kerins

      Idk if that’s true. If that someone is part of MS il believe it

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      • Geoff900

        It was an idea on how to implement a diskless (for those online) and disk based (for those who don’t), sorry I didn’t clear that up.

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  • CORN Justin Beiber

    You wanna know something funny? $ony is being smart this time and shipping ALL BS4s with personal mics for controllers, something that M$ did with the Xbox360. This time, XboxDone won’t come with a headset, but you can use the crappy voice recognition of the Kinect. Lets all have fun hearing more than one person in the living room talk at the same time.

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    • Crypt0117

      Because it comes with Kinect, you want a head set buy one.

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    • Brandon Kerins

      But now with all those people not being online we don’t need mics

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    • kmo4040

      It comes with a headset also

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  • Steve Q

    Terrible news. I loved the idea of not having my disc in the tray to play a game. Doing this and not having downloaded it was just about the best thing ever. It’s too bad that those of us who took a sec to understand what you were offering have to suffer because of those who got excited to ride the anger train. So disappointed.

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    • Crypt0117

      Amen brother.

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    • Hitomajiri

      For some time I thought someone could invent something like a “game disc changer” based solely on how it sucks to change discs all the time.

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      • Steve Q

        When the HDDVD add-on was released I was hopeful that we would be able to use it a second drive so I could always have my Halo(whatever one) ready to go.

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    • Costas

      What are you talking about?
      You can still do that.
      Just buy the games online

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      • Alex watchtower

        You cannot share it anymore! It’s a one time, one owner copy now!

        THAT SUCKS!

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      • Costas

        Even with the online downloads?

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      • MotherNelson

        You couldn’t share it before. You could only gift it “Once” to someone that was on your list for 30 days. The family thing is meant for your FAMILY. meaning multiple profiles on the SAME xbox could play the game. Sure they could log in to another xbox, but it has an hourly “check in”

        So you STILL couldn’t share it. NOW you can just by handing over a disk.

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      • Shane Battle

        “The family thing is meant for your FAMILY. meaning multiple profiles on the SAME xbox could play the game.” so wrong its funny.if you had done your research you would know that you could have up to 10 people in your “family list”,be they in the same house or in the next state + 2 people could play at the same time on the i game on different console.

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      • David B Kirk

        Wrong, share with any 10 people. Do your research.

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      • X360Fan

        what is it with you an research? you work for MS don’t you? fact is they told lies an back peddled so F*** much no one knows the damn truth

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      • David B Kirk

        What lies? Back peddled? Yes! They did. I am glad they responded to the complaints, but now they hurt the people looking forward to different innovative aspects of the new console. Simply allowing offline play with disc in the tray(slot) would have been enough.

        As far as research, it is what I do… for a living. It is a hobby of mine when I am not at work as well. I like to make a well informed decision/idea before I weigh in on any subject.

        If people knew about the ability of sharing with any 10 people in a shared library… would that change the perception of some of their policies? Possibly.

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      • kmo4040

        Now it’s locked to that console

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      • Steve Q

        As far as I know you require the disc in while playing a retail copy and that’s just terrible news as I said. But you’re right. I could just buy it digitally but then the bandwidth, oh the bandwidth. This is bluray talk. There is a lot of space on those discs. That means they can have massive texture and what have you. Bandwidth is in short supply(Canada anyway). Also day one discounts are very common around here. A good bit of my games only cost me $39. Thank god. So this pinches a bit.

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