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Used Xbox One Games: Will Resale and Playing Elsewhere be Possible?

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When Microsoft pulled the curtains off the Xbox One last week, gamers didn’t get to ask a lot of questiosn. One of them relates to the ability of re-using a game you already played for. Basically, what they are asking is – what happens if you want to go and play an used Xbox One game with your best friend at his house? Or what if you get bored of a game? Can you trade it? Can you sell it?

So far, the policy on these matters is quite foggy, but gaming news site MCV points towards the theory that Microsoft will allow for games to be re-sold but that means the original seller will see the game being wiped off his/her console and won’t be able to play it anymore.

Xbox One used games: where is Microsoft heading?

What about the more innocent act of just playing a game you own at your friend’s house? Not going to happen, unless he/she pays for the game as well. That’s because once you purchase a Xbox One game, you will also get a one time activation code to go along with it, which is activated via your Xbox Live account when you install the game. As long as you don’t change consoles you can connect with as many friends you like and play that particular game.

But in case you move to a different Xbox, you better prepare your money. Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison made this fact quite clear as he held a speech at the Redmond event last week:

“The bits that are on that disc, you can give it to your friend and they can install it on an Xbox One. They would then have to purchase the right to play that game through Xbox Live.”

But did he? How much would your friend have to pay to play with you on their Xbox One? The same amount of money you did pay at the store, when you first purchased it. It’s just like he’s buying it all over again for himself. With these conditions in mind we can’t help but wonder if it wouldn’t be more advantageous for your friend to come play at your house instead?

With all these information circling around the web and making waves, Microsoft has issued a statement saying that what has been posted online as truth is actually quite incomplete.

“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.”

With Microsoft not providing yet a tangible re-used Xbox One game policy, it might be safe to assume the company is still working on shaping its course of action into this department. Maybe there’s still hope out there.

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