Play games digitally after installing from disc
I would love to play my games digitally after installing the game from a physical copy just because it would save more time switching between games and it would make up for the high memory usage when installing.
X PulseReaper X commented
Just make it so you have to put the disc in once a month or so to prove you still have ownership of it.
This would be hard to do since they would need to register each disk to an account so it wouldn't be shared to other consoles. This would also make the market of used games very confusing and difficult. The current system is the most simple way to prevent piracy.
Microsoft can not do this due to the fact that unlawful piracy would raise exponentially. This would result in a high increase in the overall price of the games.
Ya Boi CrazyX commented
I wish this would happen, but I doubt it will, but one can be hopeful!!!
Microsoft said that all games are installed to the Xbox One's hard drive to play; you won't have to insert the disc to run the game after that initial process. Microsoft has said that a fee will be charged for any game disc to be tied to a second Xbox Live account after its initial installation. this is what was said by microsoft when the xbox one was to be released
This would be an awesome feature. I have wished for this many times. They would have to figure out a way to keep it licensed to you however. It could be easily transferred if not.
It's not even rocket science to give each disc it's own unique code and once installed and registered online (required to work) it can't be installed on another xbox until it is uninstalled and registered as uninstalled online
There is one other simple answer to this issue Microsoft could cut the ridiculous high prices of digital downloads. Who in there right mind is going to pay £55 for a digital game download when you can buy the same game on disc brand new for £25.
This wouldn't work, as you could just sell the disk after you download it.
TheRogueWolf 01 commented
Yes!! I love buying disked games to put the cases on display! But I HATE that If I take my Xbox somewhere and forget the disk/s I cannot play that game. If you're worried about people giving the disk to their friends, have a id code for the disk and game. Which allows the game to be on ONE console/hdd/profile at any one time.
This isn't going to happen. How would they know that you didn't just give the disk to a friend after you installed it?
II K 1 L Lz ll commented
I would LOVE this!!
It would then also allow us to continue playing a lot of our games (if you buy them all on disk like me) while we download the new one Rather then one that we got off the market , free with gold ,ea access, Xbox game pass etc. I would much rather be playing halo 5 (which came with my console on a disk) then let's say roblox or paladins. And it can't be that hard come on playstation made it so you can share games with your friends so you can play together. Were just asking for the option not to have to put the disk back in
I love the fact that people are basicly re-inventing the same system Microsoft proposed when they first revealed the xbox. This is not common anymore but the first games shipped with extra content had this packaged with a flyer that had a QR code that you simple could wave in front of the Kinect camera . This was probably the same method they would have used as a cdkey (which also could be entered manually), and they also said you could de-register it allowing another person to loan the game or when you sold it. But internet went all hatey and made Microsoft do it the way it is today. For people trying to come up with nifty ideas how Microsoft could solve this problem: they already did and the loudest voices on the internet was against it.
o0 Gringoire 0o commented
I absolutely hate discs, but got 3 games (on disc) with my new xbox one S. Would love to install the games and be able to put the disc somewhere and forget about them
I already can
Cant they make it to only be able to upload on one device that way your friend cant use it on his device something like how the game codes work.
the reason you cant play games digitally after installing is to make sure you still own a copy of the game, otherwise you could give it to your friend after installing and let him install it etc. i dont think that there is a way around it :)
They should create a digital fingerprint reader on the controller and modify the accounts to create a family or household account with allowing five family members then validate the digital buy with the household prints. Even allowing a friend to borrow the game with a 24 hr one time play with their print per copy of game with an option of a paid extension or buy afterwards.
YES! I want this feature!!
Apparently, after reading this thread, I need to be ordering digitally only from now on.