thewitcher2 The Witcher 2 developer criticises Xbox 720 pre owned game ban rumour

CD Projekt Red, the developer behind The Witcher 2, has voiced concern over a rumoured feature in the next-generation Xbox console that will prevent players from using pre-owned games.

CD Projekt Red, the developer behind The Witcher 2, has voiced concern over a rumoured feature in the next-generation Xbox console that will prevent players from using pre-owned games.

 
The Polish game developer said that Microsoft's alleged proposal is a “bad thing” and that tightening restrictions will ultimately lose players and potentially cause devastating effects on the survival of small game studios.
 
The Witcher 2 was sold without digital rights management (DRM) technology, a method employed on many games to try to put an end to piracy. The company also offered free downloadable content, and it believes that it would be restricted in this regard if Microsoft adopts tough policies to prevent game sharing.
 
thewitcher2 The Witcher 2 developer criticises Xbox 720 pre owned game ban rumour
 
The developer said that it believes trust will win out, that customers will build loyalty with a studio and its games if it doesn't try to force them to keep the game they bought. The company said it wants to change the industry and is rebelling against the traditional approach taken by many other gaming firms.
 
CD Projekt Red is also pushing for better value for customers by giving things that other companies would reserve for special editions in its standard edition of The Witcher 2 on Xbox 360, including a printed guide and map, without hiking up the price to compensate.
 
The rumoured pre-owned game ban on the Xbox 720 could prove disastrous for Microsoft by sending players to rival consoles, and it could also have an adverse effect upon game stores, where pre-owned titles often take up a significant amount of space.
 
Source: Eurogamer