Nex Gen games might be rented digitally. One example of this that exists today came with a revisit to a beloved franchise. The free demo released for Battlefield 1942 dropped players in the middle of the full multiplayer game with active matches taking place and streamlined action gaurunteed. After a certain amount of time, the demo was locked and a gamer would have to purchase the title digitally to continue playing. If they didn’t enjoy themselves, they could simply delete the demo and forget about it.
PlayStation Plus turned this into a new standard for digital entertainment. With their 1 hour trials that exist today, we may be seeing a sneak peak into the future of the video game rental industry. Dueling with used games sales and rental services, next generation hardware like PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will likely provide at least a little resistance against such traditional game business formats. The digital option is one that gives power back to the game publishers and developers, without having to sacrifice the age old tradition of taking a video game for a test drive before purchase.
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