That's what the Pastebin/CBOAT say. We'll never know for certain if it was actually the case, but it sounds plausible enough.
Wait a minute. So the 10 people can share a game was basically just 9 people having a one hour demo of a game one person bought? WTF? Or am I missing something here.
In 10 years a digital only console from one or more o the manufacturers is probably inevitable, the problem with the xbox one's plan is that physical is still far to big to marginalize let alone ignore so they had to create this confusing convoluted mess of a workaround in order to treat physical purchases as if they were digital ones.
Trust me on this.
as long as the current management is at the helm, those shenanigans WILL COME BACK.
I think the biggest thing that pisses me off is they play it off as if its the core's fault, us gamers, that their "vision" had to be nipped and tucked away in a shit hole. Like they wont admit that they were so wrong. This just makes the shill journos to spread their FUD to make MS seem like a light that shines in our darkest moments.
Sweeter? More like exposed Microsoft for the anti-consumerist assholes they are even more. They're using it now to paint the picture of a glorious lost digital age that is no longer possible because of short-sighted gamers, the only problem is that the lost future they have to regretfully abandon never actually existed in the first place.
Hope the word gets out and is properly spread, though it does lack proof so it's not going to hurt Microsoft too much. And it's a shame, because they deserve all the shit they would have gotten for that.
1 hour game trails.
Im actually sad they didnt do this, because they would have been destroyed and forced to reverse everything. They need to fire their comunication/PR completely.
Can you imagine that thread. Imagine how bad podcasts and coverage would be.
Oh it would have been glorious.
It would have been....Legendary
So cboat confirms it was basically a 60 minute demo system. You had to be on someone's family plan, just to get a 60 minute demo of a game.
That has to be one of the craziest things in gaming that I've ever heard about. I can't believe Microsoft is that out of touch.
Welp, nothing of value was lost.
I never got the impression that it was a 1 hour demo, but I damned sure knew there were a few catches that would keep it from being attractive.
I said this myself earlier
I'm going to get into trouble for a shitty conspiracy theory here but I think part of what happened is that the execs like Phil spencer didn't get the policy totally right and so ms had to abandon the whole thing to save face. Fixing this would have been an utter death blow even though I hope everyone knew in their heart of hearts it made no sense.
Once the truth would have come out on this the damage would have been irreparable.
I don't think MS had a lot of the stuff ready to work for launch.
This. I don't even know why they would call it family sharing and have wording like that if it was nothing but a 60 min demo. I completely agree with your assessment here.
This isn't 'sharing' in any form. It's a demo.
Their language in their description is outright misleading, and on the verge of lying, if this 60 minute limit is correct. I mean it's hard to verify now as it appears to have been scrapped but... how much more deceptive can you get?
The reality seems so different from what they're suggesting here - maybe there was some kind of other plan that wasn't mentioned? Because this spiel seems completely wrong, and intentionally misleading.
Impressive. Even I'm not cynical enough to have believed that without confirmation from the God of Leaks.
And people called me paranoid, insisting that it meant concurrently. I'm getting really good at reading sleazy PR speak.
My imagined worst-case scenario was one person from your list of ten using one of your full games, (that you're not playing) max, with hourly check-ins.
Sharing with 10 people was never going to happen without a catch, but this is worse than I suspected!
So it was basically just like PS+ full game trials, right?
EDIT: Fuck Gies, I'll believe CBOAT.