mutantlx wrote:think new optical format could be a way of piracy protection. I know its not solid (look what happened to GD-ROM) but its a hurdle.
SEGA has not forgotten GDROM & how easy it was to duplicate & how at the end of Dreamcast's life piracy had become a problem. They also took a HARD at piracy prevention
after the PSN outage last year which seems to have badly crippled Sony to the point of having to change PSN's name to SEN(Sony Entertainment Network).
GD-ROM's main problem was that it was nothing more than CD ROM with higher copacity. SEGA had designed it as a way to a cheaper alternative to DVD & to eliminate Saturn's coding problem & complex design. Unfortunely for them, by 2000, CD piracy had become a problem.
SEGA's business policy now in days is alot more conservative. They'll have more interest in R&D in creating a "write free" Disc than sticking to DVD & BD.