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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."
We continue to not have any concrete details about how online and used games will work on the Xbox One, but we should know more by E3. For more on the Xbox One, head to our hub to read up on all of our coverage.
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Man i really hate this mandatory installation thing. Now when i buy a game, my brother wont be able to play it unless i am completely done with it.
Well, this makes me feel alot better. It basically makes it so gaming is under the same circumstances for the Xbox One as it is for the 360. But that authentication is required since the game installs to the hardrive. So you can't install it and then have a friend use the disc. Excellent.
Wow...there is a a lot of weird news about this. I read an MCV article earlier where they said that Microsoft was working on a deal to give a percentage of used game sales to the retailer and they would cost roughly $50. This plan sounds a lot better...but still confusing. God I wish it was E3 already so we can end this BS.
So...I guess you better keep up on your internet bill or you won't be able to play your game console? Am I reading this right?? Cause there are more than a few circumstances that may find a person without an internet connection and them wanting to be able to play the game they spent 60-70 dollars on. I mean what else are ya gonna do trapped in a place without internet! >:/
We should just be able to put in a game and play just like now instead of putting up with this ***!
This is much better, it's no where near perfect, but it is better.
I wasn't even thinking about the Xbox One until I knew if it would charge for used games or not. Course this is just a rumor, but it does give me more hope for the system.
While this is better than having to pay a used fee everytime you bring it to a friends house and don't use your profile to play a game you purchased; I still find it stupid and inconvenient for myself. I myself don't have the best most reliable Internet first of all, so having to be connected to play on my sisters console, (cause I know we'd buy two; one for me and another for my sister) it would still be incredibly annoying when either one wants to play in their own room. Especially when I have horrible Internet! I still don't find myself purchasing this console, which is one by me because Sony has me convinced so far. :)
Well, it's better than having to pay a fee, I guess.
thats fantastic news