Xbox One / PS4 Discussion
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05-06-2013, 12:38 PM
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Why would you hate the 360 when PC games are just as, if not more, locked down? Wasn't the PS4 rumored to be implementing the same authentication capabilities?
I don't hate the 360, it doesn't have that "feature." I won't hate the next console either, I simply won't buy it out of principal if there are any limitations placed on single player gaming and I'm explaining why.
To answer your question: a prerequisite for gaming on a PC does not include a switch that exists at a system level that a developer can choose to flip on to disable games if my internet (or more likely, their server(s)) dies.
It all just boils back down to this: I'm not stealing games, but if you take functionality away from me as a paying customer to punish those who do, there are better alternatives.
All of that said, I hope that Ars article is legit and Microsoft won't put that system-level switch there.
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