I was initially worried about how EA, Ubisoft and Activision would respond to the "shot across the bow" at the sony conference. Would they move to align themselves more closely with Microsoft? It only made sense from a business standpoint...at least that was the initial estimation. Now COO of EA Peter Moore is stating that, despite industry talk, he never even approached microsoft with the idea of DRM on consoles. so whats going on? has Sony struck a blow for gamers and opponents of DRM? is this just smoke and mirrors for now until things die down a bit? has the industry heard gamers and put their plans for killing used game sales on hold?
Me personally? I Hope so. I for one have no stake in this battle. I want both consoles to move to day1 digital. I have a 3 year old, so the idea of having games on my system, with no breakable disks is worth it's weight in gold. Also time is a commodity for me, so any amount of it I DON'T have to spend in front of the counter at gamestop being sold on pre-orders is awesome as well. If a kid has a limited budget to work with, why shouldn't he be able to leverage his used games towards buying new ones? it can only help the publishers.
If they really wanted to kill used game sales...heres the one way to really do it. Make Day1 Digital 39.99 a title.