Volition design director supports the idea of a console that rejects second-hand games
There has been a lot of talk doing the rounds about the next generation of consoles and specifically the next Xbox being able to identify and even reject second hand games.
Jameson Durall, design director at Saints Row dev Volition has come out in support of the idea believing that it would be a great move for the industry.
Durall explained, "Personally I think this would be a fantastic change for our business, and even though the consumers would be up in arms about it at first, they will grow to understand why and that it won't kill them."
He continued, "In the end, I fully believe that we have to do something about these issues or our industry is going to fall apart. People don't understand the cost that goes into creating these huge experiences that we put on the shelves for only 60 USD. They also don't seem to realise how much they are hurting us when they buy a used game and how pirating a copy is just plain stealing. Maybe something as simple as educating them could help solve the problem."
The used game market does have a clear impact on the games industry with retailers benefiting from higher profit margins while developers and publishers are losing out on sales revenue due to the more attractive prices of second hand titles.