Microsoft reverses used game policy, will no longer require 24 hour online check-ins and used games will work as they do on the Xbox 360

Xbox_Consle_Sensr_controllr_F_TransBG_RGB_2013Microsoft have heard you, the issues surrounding the Xbox One and how it handles used games has been completely reversed. Microsoft posted on their Xbox blog that they will be changing how the Xbox One handles used games, with it no longer requiring 24-hour online checks. The games will infact now work the same way they did on the Xbox 360 and that includes lending/trading or giving them away.

Microsoft’s President of  Interactive Entrainment division Don Mattrick wrote.

“An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”

The complete shift in DRM will affect some of the features that were to come with the Xbox One which playing games without the disc is easily one of them. However selling used games was probably a more wanted feature, so Microsoft listened. Games can still be downloaded and played of Xbox Live as they were before. Check out the source link below fore more information.

Source: Xbox Blog

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