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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:19
Microsoft just released an ambiguous statement about the future of used games sales on the Xbox One. Indirect unofficial Microsoft sources are now saying that while the system will require regular checks for online connectivity, there won't be a fee for used games.
Unidentified sources have told Polygon that while it is true that the system will require online connectivity of some kind, most details are still up in the air. Special circumstances may be enacted for players who do not have Internet access, like active-duty soldiers serving in war zones.
As far as used games go, Polygon said, "The Xbox One will automatically authenticate a game using an encryption code built into a game's disc, when it is installed on the machine. That authentication on the console's hard drive tied to the game is then verified regularly through an internet connection. When a person sells the game or it is installed and played on another system, the game is deauthenticated on the original machine until the disc is brought back and used to re-authenticate the installation."
Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:34
Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:31
I'm sensing a lot of anger
Dear lord leave it be, you guys get new rumours that **** future xbox buyers then only to later reveal fake, inacurate or to be confirmed. You guys should be movie script writters because you make rumours like every two hours or so.
Just wait about 15 more days and confirm everything before saying bad stuff about the xbox or another console ( which isn't the case as im yet to see those rumours viciously take a stab at ps4, as an example from a forum post ps4 could also have region lock but no one metions it, and it is breaking laws not to implement those remember, at least in some countries).
Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:52
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:58
you guys /snip
Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:29
We need more details than just what a twitter PR person has to offer. Whatever the outcome why has MS handled the whole thing so badly
Posted 27 May 2013 - 19:29
Posted 27 May 2013 - 23:09
It's amusing that the thread debunking the rumors everyone seems to be taking as fact doesn't get any attention around here.
Posted 27 May 2013 - 23:14
Posted 27 May 2013 - 23:26
Posted 27 May 2013 - 23:42
The problem was never that they would BLOCK used games, rather that they would charge people money for used games. Meaning that if you borrowed a game from your friend, you would have to pay Microsoft money in order to play the game that your friend had bought.