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Xbox One Used Games Allowed

On Xbox Wire, Microsoft says

Buy the way you want—disc or digital—on the same day: You’ll be able to buy disc-based games at traditional retailers or online through Xbox Live, on day of release. Discs will continue to be a great way to install your games quickly.

Access your entire games library from any Xbox One—no discs required: After signing in and installing, you can play any of your games from any Xbox One because a digital copy of your game is stored on your console and in the cloud. So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend’s house, you can play your games.

Share access to your games with everyone inside your home: Your friends and family, your guests and acquaintances get unlimited access to all of your games. Anyone can play your games on your console–regardless of whether you are logged in or their relationship to you.

Give your family access to your entire games library anytime, anywhere: Xbox One will enable new forms of access for families. Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One. Just like today, a family member can play your copy of Forza Motorsport at a friend’s house. Only now, they will see not just Forza, but all of your shared games. You can always play your games, and any one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time.

Trade-in and resell your disc-based games: Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.

Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.

So, the news is pretty good. There won’t be any fees for buying used games. You can still let friends borrow games. You can still give games to family members. All this is pretty much what we were expecting. The only difference is that you have to have an interned connection once every 24 hours for your Xbox One.

This last point is the biggest problem people are having with the Xbox One. And some sites are even saying this is going to let the PS4 win by default or hardcore gamers have always chosen PlayStation and the will this generation also. Very misinformed journalism on Forbes part. They need to stick with what they know and leave gaming to gamers to write about.

Sony hasn’t said that they won’t require the same game licensing with the PS4 as Microsoft and the Xbox One. They have said the PS4 won’t require to be always on and the PS4 can play used games. Well, we have found out from Microsoft that the Xbox one can play used games, and that the Xbox one doesn’t need to be always-on.

The third party publishers can decide to charge a fee for licensing used games, but that won’t much different than what EA and Ubisoft did with the Xbox 360. They charged 10 bucks to be able to play a used game online. EA has quit this practice recently with current generation consoles. All this hooplah about used games has been for nought. There isn’t any reason to get bent out of shape.

Now, lets get excited about E3 coming up in a few days!

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