Re: RIP Ouya and the downside of digital only consoles.
Posted: May 27th, 2019, 1:40 pm
noah98 wrote:I don't play my Ouya much, but we should never lose access to what we paid for. Companies should be forced to remove all drm if they are going to stop supporting a console and no longer offer downloads, updates, etc. That way, users can still access and back up their games. And, they can't really complain about piracy because the console will be dead, new hardware won't be sold, and only those who already own the console will be able to take advantage. It's not like piracy isn't inevitable anyway.
The irony with the Ouya is that it wasn't even popular enough for users to crack the drm, so now the console will either be severely limited, or flashed with the Google Play store, becoming an underpowered Android console.
The console I have a bunch of download only games for is my PS3 (games that didn't have a physical release that I still wanted). If I can no longer access those, I'll be beyond angry!
It true what you pay will still be playable post closer, but for future generations that want to play the systems games will need to get the system used with the software that interest them installed or their screwed over. Also for PS3 and Xbox 360 non backwards compatible download games. Those are next of being eventually removed and it the same thing except those systems are more popular so piracy is the only way to preserve discontinued download only stuff going forward.