Green Man Gaming Offers Trade-In Digital Platform News – Console news

With the likes of Steam, Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network, digital distribution is rapidly becoming the platform of choice for buying new games; who wants to walk in the rain or deal with shop assistants when you could be playing instantly?  However there’s one problem, when you’ve finished with the game what can you do with it?

Green Man Gaming appears to have come up with the solution, providing such a platform that will allow gamers to purchase games digitally and then trade them back in once their finished.

Gian Luzio, COO for Green Man Gaming says, “Previously the minute you had paid and downloaded your game it had no resale value. This is extremely expensive for the gamer and does not encourage the consumer to try new genres or franchises. Our leading edge technology gives downloaded games a value that gamers can trade-in at any time.”

Not only is it beneficial to gamers, but it seems the platform will benefit publishers who’ve continually struggled to accept they don’t make a penny from second hand sales.

“We will pay significant royalties to the publisher each time the game is traded in perpetuity.” Luzio claimed.

TVG expects further details to appear on the service in the forthcomign weeks, although early details suggest the service will launch with 400 titles by the end of Q1 2010 and with over 2000 available by the end of the year.

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