Rumor: The next Xbox will always be online, unable to play used games


The next Xbox console, which is expected to hit retailers later this year, will need a constant internet connection. This will eliminate the use of used games, according to a new report.

The news comes from an Edge source with first-hand experience of the rumored “Xbox 720,” who stated that the hardware will need a constant internet connection, as Xbox Live will be a crucial piece to the overall puzzle. There will still be physical copies of games, but an always-connected DRM will prohibit second-hand titles from functioning.

Fresh Kinect hardware that will ship with the unit and 50GB-capacity Blu-ray discs were also addressed, as well as the final specs. The source confirmed that the console will contain an AMD eight-core x64 1.6GHz CPU, a D3D11.x 800MHz graphics solution and 8GB of DDR3 RAM.

Microsoft will have to have the final word, but this information looks promising.

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