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Microsoft Details Xbox One’s Used Games & Online Requirements


Microsoft has officially confirmed the previous statement given by corporate vice president Phil Harrison that all games running on the upcoming Xbox One console will need to check in online every 24 hours.

The platform holder had previously refused to state exactly how often the Xbox One would need to check in online.

“With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console,” reads Microsoft’s statement.

If playing games on another Xbox One, such as a friend’s or family member’s, the console will require check-in with an active Internet connection every hour.

Microsoft adds that “offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you reestablish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.”

The Used Game policy is rather compliated, Microsoft put out this statement,

“Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.

Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.

In our role as a game publisher, Microsoft Studios will enable you to give your games to friends or trade in your Xbox One games at participating retailers. Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers. Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this. In addition, third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends. Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners.”


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  • Zstimman

    They have lost their minds with this. Keep the Xbox. I willl notbe spied on, or told what to do.


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