The lights are on
Update #3: More confusing information has emerged out of interviews after the reveal event. Kotaku spoke with corporate vice president Phil Harrison, who told the site that users will be able to trade games online. He also indicated that the rumored "used game fee" would be equivalent to the full retail price of the game. Additionally, Microsoft seems to be emphasizing the ability to take your games to a friends' house, while stressing that you'll need to be logged into your own account to access your games.
Update #2: Microsoft has provided comment on the used game situation.
"We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We’ll have more details to share later."
Update #1: Microsoft reached out to Wired, which has since updated its original piece. According to the recent information, Microsoft has a plan for used games, but it isn't ready to reveal it quite yet.
In an interview with Wired, Microsoft has revealed some much anticipated details about the Xbox One. These tidbits go beyond what we heard at the press conference today, but are in many ways more important to how consumers will interact with the system.
The interview goes into great detail about how users will access game content. Xbox One owners will be required to install games to the 500 GB hard drive, but will not need the disc after that. If a second user wants to access the game (or purchase it second-hand), he or she will need to pay a fee. This is the "other shoe" that many were concerned about dropping when EA announced that it was abandoning the online pass practice.
With regard to an always-online console, the Xbox One will be able to play games offline, but developers will be able to utilize Microsoft's cloud computing, thereby making individual titles require an active, constant connection. Developers have the option of whether to make a connection mandatory, but according to the article, corporate vice president Marc Whitten hopes that they do.
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Well that sucks, 500gb it's just not enough for the size that I suppose (SUPPOSE PEOPLE) next-gen games are going to have. In any case, I have a 250Gb PS3 and I had to delete a lot of games from it to make room for new games! And I bought it 2 years ago! I think Microsoft is going to offer a hard drive for you to attach to your Xbox for when space runs out. I believe that 500gb is way too little for AAA Games, Indie Games, Music and Movies.
the fall of xbox :)
Microsoft is starting to show that they really are greedy. PS4 for the win!
im gonna be honest with yall, i dont have internet at home so im not buying
nice move MS this is almost as bad as the name you picked.
Seriously Microsoft? What are you guys thinking? First of all, it is a good thing that it doesn't need to be always-online, but why do you encourage making games always-online, let alone giving them the capabilities of doing so. Also, you guys are seriously doing this with used games!? Regardless of if the game is used or not, you should be able to pop it into another XBOX One and play it perfectly fine without having to pay to do so. Why are you guys also making us have to install games onto our hard drives? Sure, they have a ton of space, but I hate having to do that! I just like all of the games being on the discs when I buy them physically. If I wanted them on my hard drive, I would've downloaded it digitally. Microsoft, please do the right thing this generation. I really want to get the XBOX One, but I need some amazing games and good features first. These just make things worse...
Wow at first we were like Cool, now we are like are you *** kidding me? No to this.
... depends on the fee...
wii u, 3ds, ps4 it is
Now I'm definitely buyin ps4, almost all my games I buy used. If I can get games half off, I do it, and unless this fee is like £5 there's not way ill buy it. I wonder what GameStop thinks of this
Unless the "small fee" is a penny, I am no longer interested in the Xbox One.
So the rumors were true and the Xbox fanboys could take the FACTS so now what?
Here's something to think about. Sony and EA were once very tight. Sony would often have them at their E3 conference for exclusive content and demos. Earlier this year a rumor came up suggesting that EA and MS now had a partnership for the Xbox One. Then another rumor came up suggesting that Titan (Respawn's first game) would be exclusive to Xbox One. And then EA randomly dropped their online pass out of nowhere. Now all of a sudden we find out that MS is doing this when it comes to used games. Quite interesting, isn't it?
Yea this is gonna be the deal breaker for me