• Microsoft Patent Suggests Xbox Working on Method to Use Physical Games on Digital-Only Consoles

    12 days ago - By VG Chartz

    A new Microsoft patent has surfaced suggesting the company is working on a way to make physical copies of games to be able to be used on a digital-only consoles like the Xbox Series S.
    The patent discovered by Gamerant , showcases the use of an external disc drive to authenticate an Xbox game that will allow players to access the digital version of the game on the Xbox Series S. Potential external disc drives include an Xbox One, laptop or PC.
    The patent doesn't mention if you only need to authenticate the game once or not as it could lead to people buying a game, authenticating it once...
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  • Microsoft Patent Suggests Method for External Authentication of Physical Games for Use on Digital-Only Consoles

    Microsoft Patent Suggests Method for External Authentication of Physical Games for Use on Digital-Only Consoles

    12 days ago - By Gaming Bolt

    Digital media has become increasingly more prominent in games year over year, and where once digital-only consoles were doomed to be failures, now, they're very much thriving- just look at the Xbox Series S, for instance. But where the separation between digital and physical games media is concerned, there's still plenty of room for platform holders to make the user experience more convenient.
    A newly published Microsoft patent could contribute to that, if it ever materializes. Spotted by GameRant , the patent describes a method that could allow users to be able to play physical games even...
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