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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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This "Statement" from Hyrb belongs in the urban dictionary for the phrase "thanks for nothing"
What interests me is if the cloud code activation deactivation idea is face, Forbes suggested that if M$ does this and Sony doesn't, developers will flock to the XBone to get a piece of the used sales.
Thing is, if M$ does this and Sony doesn't, I see Sony winning big.
Sure, the publishers want a piece, but Sony/M$'s answer to this will have a HUGE impact on the install base.
Say Sony says, "We're not doing anything like this. Buy and sell as you please."
If this gives Sony a huge edge on hardware sales, publishers will go where the initial sales are no matter what.
I bet they disable achievements for used games.
That man takes forever to say absolutely nothing.
Its pretty clear by the confusion within MS that they've been going through changes to how this would work even leading up close to the announcement. Changing the plan after the response to the rumors is nice, assuming that is what happened, but this is a mess. They need to make things more clear with their staff...or better still, leave the public speaking to the people who are paid to do so. Being high up in the hierarchy shouldn't be a free pass in this company to come out and say whatever. They seriously need to start handing out pink slips.
Sure they'll allow used games but it will be at a cost to gamers. Just another way to swindle consumers out of as much money as possible. There will be some sort of fee in order to register a game to ur profile. Its stupid either way and will backfire in their faces.
That gives me a slimmer of hope, but I am still uncertian about all of this...
I'd personally rather find out if it can even run a video game, let alone let me play a used game.
"..XBOX ONE can 'handle'" it? That is still in line with having to jump through hoops (aka, pay extra money to "own" a product hat has already been purchased or handed down/gifted) in order to play used games. I want Halo 5 on Sony.. then I would have no need for you MS! (except for the operating systems I use on a daily basis..)
"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."
Translation: "We are waiting to announce about it, because we are looking for venues in which we are able to sh!t all over you guys, while catching the least amount of flak possible".
You are welcome Corporal.
my question still isn't answered...
hmmm... seems as if there MIGHT actually be something that has them scrambling to rethink & 'correct' a DUHHH issue... Maybe they should pay a LEETLE bit more attention to what the consumer wants rather than saying "well, folks... this is it... just gimme your cash & STFU"
Well, I can't wait until they put an end to rumors.