Video Game Digital isn't the way forward

I see lots and lots of talks about consoles going digital but isn't this a bad idea, the main reasons I think this are; 1) a lot of regiends don't have good internet so a download will be longer then a update 2) when psn goes down for example your locked out of your digital games were disc you anrt 3) disc provides more offline capabilities meaning you don't need WiFi 4) trading and sharing are only possible via discs

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Nova

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I think the thing is that game developers are more profitable with subscription and the cloud based games. So this way there is less piracy and gamers who want games also stay in the gaming. So it's more profitable that way.
 
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I think the thing is that game developers are more profitable with subscription and the cloud based games. So this way there is less piracy and gamers who want games also stay in the gaming. So it's more profitable that way.
I can understand a more profitable way around it but if others internet means a 100gb game for example takes 3 days to download then they would be out of gaming
 

Nova

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Yes the 100GB type of games would only be focused on the rich countries in such case. Like say US, Canda, UK and others. But apart from that other countries are going to struggle. And not a lot can be done in such case. In that case indie game developers need to be supported more.
 
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I totally agree I think they should keep it disc for now till the world catches up with internet plus steel books and collecter editions will always been needed
 

Matt C.

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Digital is most certainly the way forward. Consoles won’t be 100% digital any time soon but it’s getting there. I love my physical collection as much as the next guy, but it’s on the way out.

If you think about it, technology has been evolving past physical connections for the past few years; Apple removing the headphone jack, wireless charging, etc.

Digital games are much more profitable for developers and publishers. It completely cuts out the retailer. Also you’ll never lose your games, and it’s much more convenient.
 

Nova

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I think with Stadia, the digital is going way forward and reducing the amount of download specific issues. You can just use the stadia like browser games and that should take care of the rest. I'd say that digital gaming would be lot more controlled and less piracy in future.
 

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I think with Stadia, the digital is going way forward and reducing the amount of download specific issues. You can just use the stadia like browser games and that should take care of the rest. I'd say that digital gaming would be lot more controlled and less piracy in future.
I'm actually quite excited for Stadia. Hopefully this isn't a let down and is actually a good down to earth console with the capability they are claiming it's going to be.

They are also now releasing a new Xbox One S that's all digital and doesn't even have a disc in it. Now that right there is a mistake in my opinion. Mainly because the way I see it you should always at least have the option to use a disc. What if the gamer had a game in his collection that wasn't digital? It's a huge mistake because then your limited to only being able to use digital. This is a huge scheme by Microsoft in my opinion so that more users will buy subscriptions to Gamer Pass and it's a huge mistake. Especially at the price which is going to be close to $250. I got my Xbox One S 2 years ago for only $225 with Gears of War 4 included at Gamestop so this is a huge rip off in comparison. At that price they better not only include the disc input but also a game with it. Freaking rip off.

But yeah Stadia is going to be an interesting move towards the gaming industry franchise. Can't wait.
 
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Nova

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I do see your point though. But Google can't be trusted with the digital gaming. And stadia can't be the long term solution in such context. I hope that we find something that can be good digitally and also it can be good for the long term gaming solution.
 
A all digital gaming platform is a good idea. Many regions do not have a fast broadband so downloading ans updating could be a problem. New technology is often expensive upon initial release too.