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LtSarge

@HotGoomba If you mean having the game installed with the disc removed but still be able to access the game via a digital version then yeah that's actually already a thing on Xbox One. I had e.g. ReCore installed via my physical copy, then I saw the game on Game Pass and when I clicked on it it immediately booted up the game and I didn't even have to download anything. It's very convenient actually since I don't have to keep having the disc in the console at all times.

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BAMozzy

@HotGoomba I think it depends on the license to play the game. A disc on Xbox One and Series X will be to confirm whether you hold the license to play - otherwise you could just install to a Drive and sell your disc. If you have the license via Game Pass, by Games with Gold or by purchasing it digitally, you will be able to play because those options will give you a 'digital' license of some type (permanent or conditional linked to your account - non transferable) where as a Disc is a 'general' licence which enables any holder of the disc to play.

Therefore, I would expect your Disc game to not work unless you purchase a digital licence - essentially buy the game in store.

You don't actually buy a 'Game' - what you buy is a 'licence' to play the software - you never own the game. If you sell or trade the disc, you are selling your 'licence' to play so even if the software is installed, without the license, it won't work. You will probably get a message to insert disc or purchase the game from the store....

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BAMozzy

@graysoncharles As I said, without a Disc Drive, there is absolutely no way the game can verify if you still have a valid licence to play and not sold or lost the Disc. Unless those games are on Game Pass or Games with Gold - both of which will give you a conditional licence locked to your account (Conditional as you need a valid Game Pass Subscription with the game still on Game Pass or an active Gold subscription) - or alternatively buy the game Digitally (so have a licence locked to your account), then the game cannot verify if you have a license to play the game.

You have to have a license to access the software - you do not own the software at all and when you buy a game, you are actually just buying a licence to access that game. Even when you trade in games for example, you are trading in your licence. That's why, despite installing the 'game', the software to your HDD (or SDD in the case of next gen), the game will NOT run without the disc inserted. The Disc is your 'licence' to play the Software.

The reason @LtSarge doesn't need to insert the disc anymore with ReCore (or myself with Sunset Overdrive) is because we both have a conditional licence attached to our accounts - Sarge through Game Pass and myself through Games with Gold - but if we fail to meet those 'conditions' in the future, ie let our Subscriptions lapse without renewing, we would both need to put the disc back in to play because we wouldn't have a 'valid' digital licence on our account anymore...

If you want to buy a All Digital console - unless MS has a USB Bluray drive peripheral coming that works on Series S, you will need to acquire a Digital licence linked to your account to play those games on Series S. Its the same as signing out of your account(s) - you cannot play Digital games saved on your Console until you sign back in because your account has the licenses to play those games.

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Ryall

@graysoncharles I would recommend playing your remaining disk games in the next month and a half before you get your Xbox series. It will probably be hard to go back to the long loading times, low frame rate and low resolutions of the Xbox one once you start using the next-generation console.

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BAMozzy

@graysoncharles As long as you found a solution that works for you and are content with!

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Steadyhandz

I was able to get a series s from bestbuy but wanted a series x. Long shot here but is someone here who has an series x preorder and wants a series s and open to exchanging preorders and workout the price difference?

Steadyhandz

StrangeBit

300 euro is a super cheap price for a new gen console! I have lots of digital games on ONE, maybe I will buy a Series S, seems a very powerful but little system!

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HotGoomba___Rebrand

Series S more like Series X but like it's barely different and it's $200 off

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32bit

@Steadyhandz - I doubt anyone bought an XSX that wants a XSS, but you should be able to cancel the preorder, and order an XSX. Most (if not all) games will work with both generations for the foreseeable, so even if you had to wait an extra week or two, it isn't the kicker it was when next-gen consoles had their own libraries.

Wishing Xbox had an IDE for making indy games on the console.

BAMozzy

I had an email from Argos (UK) today saying they still have Series S consoles available for pre-order if anyone is still looking...

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Darylb88

@BAMozzy Yeah I got that one too, Looks like most retailers in the UK still have Series S stock. I preordered a Series S so I feel more confident I will get it on or close to Nov 10

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BlueOcean

To newcomers,

Series S is designed to deliver next-gen games in 1440p at 60fps and even 120fps but Microsoft said that they won't force developers to target an specific resolution.

The console has the same CPU as Series X and it's able to upscale to 4K so it can do anything that Series X can do but the GPU and GPU memory are not capable of doing native 4K.

This is relative, indie game Falconeer will run in 8K at 60fps on Series X so you can probably expect it to run in 4K at 60fps on Series S.

When Capcom added ray tracing to the next-gen version of Devil May Cry 5, the developer reduced the frame rate to 30fps in the 4K mode and the resolution to 1080p in the 60fps mode and they also added a mode without ray tracing that runs up to 120fps. This next-gen version of Devil May Cry 5 will or will not be optimised for the extra power of Series X because Devil May Cry 5 is a multiplatform game. Compared to PlayStation 5, Series X has a more powerful CPU, more GPU CUs and faster GPU memory. Series S is designed to do the same as Series X at a lower resolution (1440p). Anyway, you can see what ray tracing does in the following video and wait for Digital Foundry to analyse the differences in the three versions when they launch in November but all seems to indicate that the Series X will be the best-looking and best-performing version.

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BazzaRFC

BAMozzy wrote:

I had an email from Argos (UK) today saying they still have Series S consoles available for pre-order if anyone is still looking...

BazzaRFC

BazzaRFC

That's good to hear. I was worried that I was going to get the dreaded email about no stock before my delivery.👍👌

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Misterp180

I am hoping to see some more S footage this week as Microsoft start to ramp up content ahead of launch. What next gen games are you all looking forward to the most? I am looking forward to trying out Falconeer and working through some Halo before the next instalment is out

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sixrings

If I buy a series s for the living room and a series s for the bed room and a series s for the basement. Can I play my digital games between all three. Sometimes I don't get the living room tv. Sometime my wife kicks me out of the bedroom. And sometimes I live in the basement.

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