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Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has offered a statement on the used game issue that has been plaguing the Xbox One since its announcement. Microsoft has offered a number of conflicting statements on how the Xbox One will handle used games. Hryb's statement is still pretty ambiguous, but it's enough to clarify that the news that has been floating around has not been accurate. You can check out the statement below, which appeared on Hryb's Xbox Live blog:
"The ability to trade in and resell games is important to gamers and to
Xbox. Xbox One is designed to support the trade in and resale of games.
Reports about our policies for trade in and resale are inaccurate and
incomplete. We will disclose more information in the near future."
After Hryb's statement, we can effectively say that we don't know how Xbox One will handle used games, but it sounds like we will know more soon.
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[Source: Major Nelson]
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Does not bode well. What are they hiding?
The fact that they won't come out and say what their intentions are basically says they are trying to keep bad news from us. Why else would they keep leading us on with all these mixed messages and delaying the truth unless it's something we won't like?
They might have partners "Gamestop" who might not want that info out yet. I't just like a games announcement it doesn't mean it's bad news. What I want to know is if that "log on once a day" crap is true or not because if it is goodbye MS hello Sony/Wii U.
More damage control.
He should join the cast for Dancing With The Stars for how well he danced around the question....
Its time for Major Nelson to enter retirement.
It seems to me that the whole used game issue is coming out of the fact that you are able (and required) to download and play games off the hard drive. Aside from not needing a disc to play a game, what are the advantages of doing this and why is it required? I see no reason for why Microsoft should be doing this.
so basically they are trying to backpedal on the used games requiring to use an online pass feature.
This is exactly why I'm not dealing with MS anymore. No straight answers and they don't care about their customers.
Sounds like Microsoft didn't think about used games...
I really hope they dont make it difficult or much difrent.