Xbox One Idea

Just a quick thought-

How about we can download the game to our hard drive if it is confirmed we own the game? Like, who would rent a game for six months? Let’s say after x amount of months, you can optionally download the game (because you already paid for it)

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Alright, so let’s say you play Halo 5 on a regular basis for a certain amount of time (x amount of time, six months is my example). You would then be offered a chance to download the game digitally so if your disk breaks, it won’t be a problem.

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Ohhh I see now. That’d be nice but then they’d be losing money on a digital copy. They are a business after all.

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And then you sell/give away your perfectly good copy.

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Yes, they lose money on digital copies.

Meanwhile, Halo 3, Reach, and 5 had a week that they were free. If you sell your copy, they won’t lose anything anyway.

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Reach and Halo 3 were given as part of the Games with Gold program well after their lifespan was up. Halo 5 had a free weekend. Essentially what you suggest would mean that my circle of irl gaming friends and I (about 5 people plus myself) would only need to buy one copy of any game between us as long as we were patient. That system would prevent sales. I don’t have any issues with it myself, but there is no way in hell Microsoft/sony/or any of the major production companies would sign off on it. I mean if you want to get technical digital copies of games should be cheaper than physical ones due to the lack of packaging/production materials/ and shipping and I don’t see that happening on consoles either.

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This is the point. It has nothing to do with them losing money, if you purchased the game you already own it, most people do not buy multiple copies of the same game, but what is to stop you from giving your copy or selling it after you hit the “free download” timeframe. They were originally going to have it so if you bought a physical disc once you popped it in it would be tied to your account (like PC gaming) and you wouldn’t need the disc anymore, but everyone freaked out and it was one of the features they removed from their original more digitally focused XO