Latest leaks suggest Xbox 720 won't play used games, or be backwards compatible
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Rumors about anti-used game tech in the next Xbox -- popularly referred to as Xbox 720, but codenamed Durango -- have swirled for a while now. Butyesterday's leaks, courtesy ofVGLeaks, suggest those rumors may have some truth to them. A number of screenshots displaying information contained in the Durango Xbox Development Kit (XDK), indicate not only will the next Xbox be unable to play pre-owned games, but that the system won't be backwards compatible either.
Among the features mentioned in the Hardware Overview was a mandatory "Always On, Always Connected" design. Although this is said to allow users to "quickly and easily enjoy their connected entertainment experiences, with no waiting for the console to restart or install updates." While Microsoft could use this always-on functionality as a means of DRM, it's actually the next bit of information that's most troubling.
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