Edge, who became one of the main sources for PlayStation 4 rumors last week, citing an anonymous source, is at it again. This time, the rumors surround Microsoft's next Xbox, the Durango, again coming from an anonymous source. As such, we recommend these rumors be taken with a grain of salt, but at this point in development nothing said here is beyond reason.
As a result of the next Xbox's updated online services, the Durango will require a full-time internet connection to run. Whether that's a no-exceptions-allowed sort of system, or a Steam-like system with an offline mode, who knows. In effect, the new system, through some means or another, will block the ability to run used games. Yes, the latest Durango rumors continue the line that used games will not run on the next Xbox.
The final rumor provided by the source is that the next Xbox will run on 50GB Blu-ray discs, effectively adding the functionality for the next Xbox to become a Blu-ray player in addition to a game console. This rumor isn't necessarily a surprise, after all with the growing size requirements of games there's not really an alternative for Microsoft to use. Nevertheless, there's certain to be some Sony faithful who count this as a win in the great console war.
Welcome to the future, the next Xbox probably won't run used games. At best they might have some sort of code purchasing system to repurchase a used game. That's just speculation, of course. Well, all of this news post is. Hooray for rumors, they're oh so depressing. Well, at least the specs are nice.