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Microsoft Responds To Xbox 720 Banning Used Games, Always-On

By William Usher 2013-02-07 13:01:16 discussion comments
News (or rather, rumors) recently spurred like untamed bulls in a rodeo ring across the interwebs yesterday, when it was revealed that the next generation Xbox might ban used games and sport an always-on DRM safety measure to protect against piracy, rentals and used games. Well, Microsoft responded to the rumors in typical corporate PR fashion.

Arabic Gamers managed to get a quote from a Microsoft spokesperson, who responded to the flame-worthy news about their console being all anti-consumerist, saying...
"Microsoft does not comment on rumours or speculation,"..."We are always thinking about what is next for our platform, but we don't have anything further to share at this time."

Just yesterday the news about the ban on used games and always-on overshadowed other parts of the rumors, including that the next-gen Xbox will carry a Blu-ray drive and will have some pretty high-end processor specs, which no one seemed to care much about.

Basically, Microsoft's response neither confirms nor denies the news because they don't “comment on rumors or speculation” and yet they did comment on the speculation and rumors and didn't confirm or deny it. Then again, they haven't even announced the system yet so I guess we'll just have to wait until June at this year's E3 to find out what the real deal will be.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves; we still have the PlayStation 4 being announced in just two week's time on February 20th, and let's hope Sony has some much better news for us.
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