Next Xbox To Run Blu-Ray, Use Anti-Used Game Technology, And Kinect 2

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Where there’s smoke….well, you know the rest. An industry source has told Kotaku that the next Xbox will use Blu-ray as its main disc, and will also feature some sort of anti-used game technology in an effort to choke the used games market.

If MS were to go with Blu-ray like Sony’s PS3, it would be a massive upgrade from Xbox 360′s current use of DVD, a format with a 9GB maximum capacity. Microsoft would also be giving Sony some money every time an “Xbox 720″ is sold because of the firm’s involvement in developing the Blu-ray format, although it won’t be much since Blu-ray prices have dropped significantly, and Sony wasn’t the only company behind the technology.

The anti-used game portion wasn’t elaborated on by the Kotaku source.

Another source told the website that Microsoft will introduce “Kinect 2″ with the next Xbox, coming with its own board-processor, a feature that was planned for the first iteration but dropped because of price.

The next Xbox’s controller will be smaller than Xbox 360′s.

And there you have it, folks. Xbox-whatever will be one hell of a machine.

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12 Comments on "Next Xbox To Run Blu-Ray, Use Anti-Used Game Technology, And Kinect 2"

  1. Joseph Garrett January 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm -

    These all seem like very logical things. I don’t think anyone expected to still be using HD DVD’s in a few years.

    I think that Blu-ray’s will start being phased out during the next generation though. It’s crazy that they are already kinda dated. It will be a sad day when I stop being able to hold my game cases and flick through my manual, but DD makes sense.

    And I hope Rockstar still send me my customary posters in the post :)

  2. smoge January 25, 2012 at 5:49 pm -

    The anti-used game technology is bullshit, it cant be done, and it dose not take a genius to work out that ms need to go blu-ray, or they will have to invent a new DVD case that lets you hold 8 DVD in it LOL.

  3. Ernice Gilbert January 25, 2012 at 6:04 pm -

    LOL! Yeah, that anti-used games movement is rather silly. Blu-ray, on the other hand, is quite possible.

  4. Joseph Garrett January 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm -

    I think the anti-used games thing could be possible. Just have codes in the game that you have to redeem. I am actually for it. It will help the industry that we all love.

  5. Joshua Tompkins January 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm -

    There are a few big problems i have with the anti-used games thing. In this economy, people buy used games because they can afford them better and it allows people to trade in games for new upcoming games. If they choke the used games market, then they will put a lot of people out of much needed jobs. Also, they will need to put in stipulations for the idea. What if your console dies and you get a new console? How are you going to play your already purchased games on that console? You will not longer be able to just pop out the disc and take it to a friends or borrow a friends game. It will also choke the rental industry such as gamefly and put even more people out of work. It will also make people who live together like me and my wife buy 2 games instead of 1 because we will no longer be able to just put the game in a different console. It is just a terrible idea all together.

  6. linglingjr
    linglingjr January 26, 2012 at 12:37 am -

    I don’t think developers will let this no used game thing happen. If a developer or publisher was good they would say “if you’re doing that we won’t be releasing any titles on your platform” Just shows how greedy and selfish microsoft is, joshua tompkins had great points I agree with him 100%

  7. nick January 26, 2012 at 3:36 am -

    i seriously doubt any next gen systems will be using bluray, theres already multiple services out there that offer higher capacity and higher read and write speeds blurays real problem.
    tis why so many ps3 games have a HDD install, blurays read speeds especially are so god dam slow!
    id be interesting to see if the new red laser tech gets used, probably not too expensive, but it reportedly can hold up to FIVE HUNDRED GBS PER LAYER!
    holly crapola thats bigger then 2 of my SSDs for crying out loud!
    as for the anti used games feature this is just stupid!
    what there doing is shooting themselves in the foot!
    if i had a nickle for every time someones told me no im not buying that game because it has a online pass and i refuse to buy games new or pay for a pass id be rich enough to buy the big 3 10 times over by now!
    some will go eh and just buy new games, but some will also just stop buying games all together!
    they want to stop piracy, and THIS is how they do it?
    these people deserve the nobel prize!

  8. Ernice Gilbert January 26, 2012 at 7:59 am -

    Okay Nick, what will next-gen be using if not Blu-ray?

  9. nick January 26, 2012 at 9:35 am -

    whatever they decide to call the red laser tech.
    anything but red ray, surely they can be a little more creative then that!

  10. Ernice Gilbert January 26, 2012 at 10:46 am -

    Haha. We shall see.

  11. benzo January 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm -

    MS will be screwing everyone who brought Kinect if the new system has Kinect 2. And they JUST redesigned the 360 a few years ago. They are not going to support the 360 for more than a year, just like the first xbox.

  12. Ernice Gilbert January 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm -

    @Benzo: that would be an utter disaster for gamers who newly purchased the console.

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