Topic: Would you stop current gen gaming if the current gen was all digital?

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@KALofKRYPTON I feel like I own my digital purchases just as much as I own my physical purchases. I want to play my games with the day one patches, with the DLC I bought.

To me, the idea that I own my physical copy of Assassin's Creed Unity (no updates and DLCon disc) anymore than my digital copy of No Man Sky (all updates included) seems like an illusion.


@Kidfried the current system is fine for what it offers. But for an all digital future, we deserve more rights and options as consumers.

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@Kidfried The unfortunate reality is that ownership rights are murky either way. Since these companies can't personally lay claim on the physical objects you own, though, you have a bit more ownership of your physical games than your digital ones.

At the end of the day, though, aside from being able to transfer or resell the physical disc, modern console games are so reliant on digital updates and patches that I don't think it matters that much which format you go with in the long-term. Once PSN shuts down, my digital games will eventually become inaccessible, but I'm also not sure I want to play AAA games without the various patches and updates required for them to not be buggy messes.

With this in mind, I generally prefer the digital option that doesn't require the presence of a disc to signify that I can play the content already downloaded on my HDD.

Edited on by Ralizah

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Monster Hunter Stories (3DS)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Super Mario Sunshine (Switch)

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I am all about physical games, so yeah I definitely would.



My direct answer to the question is no, absolutely not. It's not my preference in any way, shape or form but if that was the only option versus giving up gaming then the answer is an easy one.



The news didn’t get much press, and no coverage on this website that I know of — but if you “owned” a digital copy of Minecraft Story Mode and didn’t download it yet, it’s gone forever. Like the P.T. demo (except in this case a game license has been purchased with actual money) the game has been pulled from digital stores as of a week ago and cannot be recovered.
I thought that story would be applicable to this thread and I forgot about it. I know there have been other games pulled in the past, but this one seems to be one of the more mainstream games. I never bought Minecraft SM, gladly, but I like Telltale games (RIP) so it hits close to home.
I’m not trying to egg on a digital vs. physical flame war here, but it’s a legit concern. I still like some aspects of digital, but the way it can be taken away in a heartbeat is scary. I’m sure these instances will be rare exceptions, but it’s still worth mentioning.

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