Game designers feeling the effects of the Xbox 360's limitations

Could the Xbox 360 see trouble in the near future due to the lack of a hard drive and built-in HD DVD player? According to Rockstar creative VP Dan Houser "Yep."

When talking to Official Playstation Magazine Houser noted that they were encountering issues when working with the Xbox due to limitations caused by machines without hard drives and the fact that they are forced to work with the DVD format.

Though the shortcomings of the 360 seem minimal at this point, they are likely going to encounter further issues in the future. I wonder if when we will begin seeing games that require 360 owners to purchase a hard drive and HD DVD player in order for them to work.

Xbox 360 creates "limitations" for GTA IV [via joystiq]