This is an old debate/topic, but its still one worth having: Is an all digital future necessary and should be it expected? This came to mind recently with me getting an Xbox One. The system came with download codes for 2 titles: Assassins Creed: Unity and Assassins Creed: Black Flag. One of these games I played already on the PS4 and the other I had no real intention of playing ever.
Needless to say, my sweet wife thought she would be nice and install AC:U while I was work so I could play it when I got home. I didn't tell her that I had no intention of playing it and she was only trying to be nice, so whatever. However, if the system came with a disc copy of either game I could just take it to Gamestop and sell it, even if I did bother to play it for however many hours. I know this scenario isn't preferable to game developers and publishers, but considering I can sell/buy used most things in my life I don't think games should be any different.
Now, 99% of my PC games are digital purchases but I also tend to only buy super cheap games on the PC or ones that I am pretty well aware of keeping long term (like a WoW expansion), so the thought of reselling a PC game has never been that big a deal to me. That being said I still get annoyed at the thought of consoles going "all digital"...if I want to sell my game to Gamestop, or a friend, for a crappy price that's my prerogative.
Am I an old man at the ripe age of 29? I know some people take the stance of "I never get rid of games", but plenty of us do. I keep most games, but there are those that I have no interest in keeping. For example, I platinumed Infamous: Second Son and there is no reason to go back to that game, especially since the developer insists on creating stand alone "expansions". Just curious what the "temperature" of the community was on selling games in the context of an impending "all digital future".