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  1. I don't think any DLC has been announced...
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    Xbox One Console Thread

    It seems like the fact these are franchising plays into the way the licensing works. After 4 years you've got another two Horizon titles, so why pay more in 2014 to license the content for longer when you know many customers will have moved onto the newer, shinier versions.
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    Xbox One Console Thread

    Even with an external drive, if the game's got online hooks and the servers are switched off, then you still have a game that doesn't necessarily function as it once did. It does seem antithetical to what MS have talked about, and while I understand games no longer being sold where licensing affects new sales, I don't understand switching off servers in a world where no-one should need to buy or maintain hardware dedicated to a particular game. A similar thing has happened with Demon's Souls on the PS3, where the servers that set things like World Tendency have been switched off. People in the community are now working on coding their own replacements them so that game can continue to function as it used to.
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    Xbox One Console Thread

    @MattyP And, given the patch-happy nature of development now, the version on disc, even if it worked, would not necessarily contain the most complete or best version of the game. V1.0 could contain various bugs etc. and have missing content where modes and features have been patched in, post launch.
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    Xbox One Console Thread

    In any case, surely you just dynamically scale the number of instances you require in response to load? Not only that, but for paint stuff, what's the real-terms cost of having a single DB instance running on a virtual server so that the game can grab some meta data to display some car colours? This is why people get grumpy about elements of always-online games and digital purchases.
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    Titanfall 2

    Weird. I played all afternoon yesterday and a few matches this morning, and no delays at all. The only problem I have with the game is that it's digital crack, and I'm badly hooked.
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    Titanfall 2

    That's strange as I've not had any trouble getting matches on either the Xbox or PS4 at most times of day with only a minute or so's wait between games. Have you checked your NAT settings or internet connection? What's annoying is the number if invisible spitfire players, hiding in nooks across the map. Who does that in Titanfall? This is the only way to play: https://xboxdvr.com/gamer/r0gue-star/video/58893491 https://xboxdvr.com/gamer/r0gue-star/video/58893612
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    Forza Horizon 2

    I'm guessing that WB still have the Batman licence, so even though it's not available digitally, they were still in a position to approve it. I don't know that for sure, but it was the example I thought of when I asked the question
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    Forza Horizon 2

    Forza Horizon was made backward compatible before it was delisted (and X enhanced afterwards). While you can of course play the game if you have a copy, have there been any games added to BC after they were delisted? The point being that, if not, it's not quite as simple as everything eventually becoming available on BC given enough time (and licensing not being an issue) . Otherwise we'd have games like PGR, Blur and JSRF by now.
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    Forza Horizon 2

    Wait a minute. A good while back, in the BC thread, I was told that licensing isn't an impediment to games being made BC and it's just a case of timing and publishers getting on board. Yet here's a current gen first party game being delisted due to licensing.
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    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    You've forgotten the unknown number of silver (free) console accounts within that 57M figure.
  12. Phil

    Xbox Game Pass (Subscription Service)

    Does the XBL figure include silver accounts, i.e. non-fee paying? If so, that makes drawing meaningful conclusions from a comparison of the figures a little tricky.
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    Xbox One X

    What's especially poor about those "recommendation" tiles is that you can submit feedback on them and it says "thanks for the feedback" before continuing to show the same stuff over and over. It's utterly pointless and it boggles the mind why we can't totally customise this modular interface. I imagine the speed issue is because it's busy loading stuff for the mixer and store tabs in the background so that they load instantly when you tab left or right, but that means it stalls when you try to navigate my games and apps after resume. My X has been horribly laggy over the last week or two and even a hard reset hasn't stopped it. More importantly, why haven't MS announced JSRF for OG back compatibility yet?
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    No Man's Sky - Photo Gallery

    You should get your neck looked at, sounds like it needs some attention.
  15. Phil

    Splatoon 2 - Octo Expansion AVAILABLE NOW

    The kids have their own profiles and my wife only had a go for the first time the other day, so I've no idea what's happened.
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