Gears of War designer and former Epic Games man Cliff Bleszinski has once again spoken out in support of new DRM measures that seek to control the sale of second-hand games.
Speaking via Twitter, Bleszinski posted several seemingly frustrated comments expressing his support of the Xbox One's move towards a DRM-controlled used game market.
"You cannot have game and marketing budgets this high while also having used and rental games existing. The numbers do NOT work people," he said.
"The visual fidelity and feature sets we expect from games now come with sky high costs. Assasins Creed games are made by thousands of devs.
"Newsflash. This is why you're seeing free to play and microtransactions everywhere. The disc based day one $60 model is crumbling.
"Those of you telling me 'then just lower game budgets' do understand how silly you sound, right?" said Bleszinski.
He also weighed on the debate surrounding the Xbox One's mandatory online check-ins every 24 hours, which will render the console unplayable to anyone without internet access.
"If you can afford high speed internet and you can't get it where you live direct your rage at who is responsible for pipe blocking you," he said.
This mirrors previous comments from the designer, who in March spoke in defense of an always-online future he views as a strong likelihood.
Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto told CVG this week that piracy is a bigger threat to his company's business than the used games market.