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Next-generation consoles need to be more than just 'more powerful', but what do developers want from the new machines?

Game Informer magazine asked this question to a number of the big names in the industry and, aside from an increase in raw power, there were other common requests for Sony and Microsoft to consider.
Always-on functionality - and the benefits to online connectivity this would offer - appeared to be one of the most prominent requests among developers.

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Seems like this very well maybe directed at the used market in a round a bout way..........................................
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Always on... always suckin' juice.
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You will game on your console for the full retail price via digital media.
And if you're doing something big brother doesn't approve of, they'll zap your console remotely.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 3/19/12 at 4:09pm
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Always on... always suckin' juice.

Exactly
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This is absolutely DRM related...IMHO, you buy a piece of hardware and you should be able to do anything you please with it
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Always on... always suckin' juice.

I think by "always on" they mean always connected to the internet.

Alas, internet is neither free nor universal. You can want always-on devices all you want, but it ain't gonna happen everywhere.

Personally, I don't see the point. I see the PS Vita commercials for sync'd play between your console and the vita, and I think to myself, "why not just find something else to do?"

One of the things I hate seeing the most is little kids with their faces buried in their DS's, PSP's, PS Vita's, etc., while out to dinner, the movies, [insert social situation here].
    
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So much for making consoles accessible rolleyes.gif
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Seems like this very well maybe directed at the used market in a round a bout way..........................................

Definitely a clear way to "Monitor" activies, yes?

Another bout of Anti-Piracy schemes in play here, definitely..
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I personally am afraid of having a console always connected to the internet, especially if that console is equipped with a Kinect tongue.gif
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