E3 2013: Xbox One pre-order terms include 'no class action lawsuits' clause


If you have already put in your pre-order for the Xbox One, you have already signed away your rights to participate in a class action lawsuit should you have any dispute with Microsoft.

In a page on the Xbox.com website, Microsoft notes the requirements for those who pre-order the upcoming console. In addition to its previously announced need for an Internet connection every 24 hours to play games, Microsoft says that buyers must accept the Xbox Terms of Use, the Microsoft Services Agreement, and the one year warranty on the console.

Part of accepting those terms include "binding arbitration with class action waiver to resolve disputes." That means you must agree to an arbitration procedure if you have an issue with the Xbox One. Buyers won't legally be able to join in a class action lawsuit against Microsoft over the console.

The pre-order page also mentions that the Xbox One uses "a significant amount" of its 500 GB internal hard drive for its system software. There's no word on just how much hard drive space will be open to users.

The page lists the countries that will support the Xbox One: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Finally, the page mentions that some retailers will sell a Day One Xbox Live Gold 12 month membership. The price will include a free download of the Shadow Jago character for the Xbox One exclusive fighting game Killer Instinct.

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