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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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Well, that was a terrible way to clear up the issue. I guess I'm glad that we 'still don't know' though, giving possibility that MS will not take that route - and I guess I'm naive in hoping that.
Why can't they just fess up and release a statement saying "Our point is, **** you, retail game shops." ?
Well, at least they're officially saying "Urm, we'll get back to you on that" instead of throwing out guesstimations and un-backed assertions :P
the statement didn't clear much up