Originally Posted by Kazuya
Oh please, it wasn't anything like the current version. And again, there is no evidence that the current services are going to stop... except for the paranoid delusions of people who think they will be gaming in the retirement home.
Servers for games shut down all the time. Titles are always being removed from marketplaces when their rights expire. These things do happen, its not like people are just making it up. Knowing the latest stance on backwards compatibility, I would not be surprised if next gen systems don't play current gen games. And at that point, the downloads will be removed for new games.
If I have a disc version, I can play it for as long as I want. If I lose the disc, break it, scratch it up, or if I'm stupid enough to leave it on the floor to be stepped on...those are all things I have control over and can help avoid by not being an idiot and taking care of my shit. If a digital distribution service shuts down, I have zero control over it. And unless I've saved my digital games to an uncorruptable hard drive, I'm always at risk of losing them and never getting them back. With hard discs, I can always get a copy. Even if I have to pay an arm and a leg for the rare games, the option is still there.
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