Next-gen that blocks used would be 'awesome' says Crysis dev - GameSpot.comCrysis developer Crytek hopes the next generation of consoles take steps to stamp out used games. Speaking to CVG, Crytek director of creative development Rasmus Hoejengaard said he would enjoy seeing Microsoft and Sony incorporate an anti-used-game system in their future consoles.
I just read through this interesting article which brings up the idea of next-gen consoles blocking the use of used (preowned) games. While this would be terrible for us as gamers, no longer being able to buy really cheap games it would be good for game developers.
The article brings up a good point of this type of thing not happening in other industries. Sure you can probably buy used DVD's and blu-rays in thrift stores and the like, but it isn't common. When you go into a store you don't see a huge section of preowned DVD's, just of new DVD's.
It's the same with software like Word, Adobe products etc, you can't buy used copies of those for cheap.
They say it probably won't happen due to the backlash from gamers being too big.
What do you think of this? if the industry did do this would you support it or be against it?