GameStop CEO Paul Raines does not believe this to be true, despite the persistence of the rumor.
"We think it's unlikely that there would be that in the next-gen console because the model simply hasn't been proven to work," says Raines.
Although it is unclear how a system like that would work, but essentially the technology will "create a one-to-one relationship between a game disc and the console" says Slash. If you played a new game, it would be forever registered to your system, blocking any used game sales.
There are of course inherent flaws with this design, such as if your Xbox breaks, or if you want to bring a game over to a friend's house for split-screen or non-online multiplayer.
GameStop also has good reason to hope the next console does not include such tech, as the company makes most of its margin from the sale of used games and accessories.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 Mar 2012 20:54