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The 'Xbox Maverick' console will be named 'Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,' preorders in April 2019

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11 minutes ago, JPL said:

What do we reckon, about £150?

 

Probably.  £100 would be absolutely amazing but I'm likely being optimistic. 

 

 

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people buying into this will never own their games.

 

on the flip side, it does signal MS intent for the future, right?

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53 minutes ago, rafaqat said:

 

Probably.  £100 would be absolutely amazing but I'm likely being optimistic. 

 

 

I'm going for somewhere inbetween, £129.99 with a 3 month Game Pass sub.

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8 minutes ago, SeanR said:

people buying into this will never own their games.

 

on the flip side, it does signal MS intent for the future, right?

They'll own them the same as anyone who buys digital.

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12 minutes ago, SeanR said:

people buying into this will never own their games.

 

on the flip side, it does signal MS intent for the future, right?

 

Pretty much but it'll lower the price of the console and get more peeps onboard.

 

I'm DD only for dirt cheap games.

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4 minutes ago, Stanley said:

They'll own them the same as anyone who buys digital.

 

so not at all then?

 

It's not like MS can pop round and take your discs back...

 

or can they? :blink:

 

 

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Presumably instead of literally popping round and taking your discs back, they would put out a system update that rendered the discs they wanted to remove unusable.

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1 hour ago, SeanR said:

 

so not at all then?

 

It's not like MS can pop round and take your discs back...

 

or can they? :blink:

 

 

So you're saying the games people buy and play digitally they don't actually own, because there is no physical copy. Ok then :wacko:

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I don't see the point if you can't make use of backward compatibility with your 360 games. Surely that is one of the big selling points of the console now?

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1 hour ago, SteveH said:

I don't see the point if you can't make use of backward compatibility with your 360 games. Surely that is one of the big selling points of the console now?

 

Games Pass.

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1 hour ago, SteveH said:

I don't see the point if you can't make use of backward compatibility with your 360 games. Surely that is one of the big selling points of the console now?

 

You can buy them... digitally

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22 minutes ago, Salsa Party Animal said:

or play 4K UHD/Blu Ray/DVD Disc for movies. 

 

 

Just now, SeanR said:

You can buy them... digitally

 

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Seems a bit late in the console cycle to release another iteration?

 

Especially when most of us are looking towards next gen.

 

I expect a price drop on the PS4 slim to compete.

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6 hours ago, probotector said:

 

Pretty much but it'll lower the price of the console and get more peeps onboard.

 

I'm DD only for dirt cheap games.

 

Are you familiar with the razor blade sales model?

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1 hour ago, SteveH said:

I don't see the point if you can't make use of backward compatibility with your 360 games. Surely that is one of the big selling points of the console now?

 

I’m pretty sure for anyone buying an Xbox One in 2019 being able to play physical Xbox 360 games isn’t a big selling point.

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4 hours ago, Parksey said:

To be honest, those owning only physical media are hardly as secure as they were in previous generations. 

 

Think of how many updates, patches and fixes drop over a game's lifespan now. Sure, if you download them at the time I guess life is rosy, but those servers aren't going to be around forever. Those discs are effectively going to be severely borked if anyone tries to pick them up for a retro collection in a few generations' time. 

 

That's before we discount how a lot of games have "live services now". Something like Destiny is going to be a hollow shell if you can't get it online, if it even works offline at all (pretty sure you get booted whenever your WiFi drops). 

 

If you're buying a launch day experience when you get a disc, then once they switch the servers off, presumably that's all the disc versions can ever be. And think of how fudged some titles are on arrival...  

 

I've never really cared about any of that. It's always just been a case of "would you like to be able to sell and lend this thing you've bought or not?" and 99% of the time the answer is yes. 

 

I can think of very few games over the course of a generation that I'd like to own forever and even those I probably never go back to. 

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What’s the standard console now? About £180 it seems. 

I think it would need to be below £150 to make it worth buying, but this isn’t really about One sales. It’s testing the water for the next generation. 

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7 hours ago, Stanley said:

I'm going for somewhere inbetween, £129.99 with a 3 month Game Pass sub.

 

 

I think this. I also think it a great idea - once parents find out about Netflix on it, tv apps etc etc it could be a go to box under every tv.

 

However, doesn't everybody have multiple ways of watching the above already, anyway?

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It would be a great bedroom Xbox I suppose, but the Xbone is still our DVD player in the living room. I wonder if that's still the case for many people. I guess this would be a good second console if you already had a PS4, which is probably part of the thinking.

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