New digital gaming outfit Green Man Gaming is to offer pre-owned digital games for sale.
The company has said that it will ensure the publishing community "receives substantial remuneration" from any second hand digital sales, and intends to launch with over 400 titles at the end of Q1, with 2000 available by the end of the year.
"Previously the minute you had paid and downloaded your game it had no resale value," said Gian Luzio, COO of Green Man Gaming. "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."
"We will pay significant royalties to the publisher each time the game is traded in perpetuity."