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Microsoft Drops Used Games Restrictions and Always Online

Will you buy the Xbox One?  

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  1. 1. Will you buy the Xbox One?

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Someone that can load the link paste the article in here. Xboxs site is obviously taking a hit.

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http://news.xbox.com/2013/05/qa

 

 

There's the link again, go and check it out.

 

Always on Kinect is still annoying, and it's still unconfirmed if there even is an optical port, so headsets will probably still not work. Based on IGN's video for the new Xbox 360 model, which has no optical port, leads me to believe that the XBO will not have one either.

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Hopefully my fucking shares in them will go up now.

 

INB4 more crying because of Kinect or some shit.

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I still don't know about this :/ This is microsoft and they could easily put DRM back in it after post launch. Plus kinect is still mandatory and I can't use my headset. Let's see how well this holds up after a year.

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This doesn't change the timing of my purchase but does change the fact that I am 99% towards xbox.

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I want to wait for the official statement, but I cant so I ask you all this. Are they getting rid of the game sharing stuff? That really sounded good

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Here it is!
 

http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

 

 

 

Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.

For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future. 

Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One. 

You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:
 

  • An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
     
  • Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.
     

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions. 
 

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray. 
 

We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.
 

Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

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"Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold." Well gee there goes that whole policy that I was excited for

 

Yeah that was a huge plus for me in buying an xbox one over a ps4 to begin with.

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Like posters above, I'm glad that the 24 hour restriction is gone, but rather disappointed that I now will not be able to re-sell or share downloaded games. You can't have it all though, generally this is a good update.

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I wont be buying it when it launches, but I will end up buying it at a later time when the price is right!

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I wont be buying it when it launches, but I will end up buying it at a later time when the price is right!

How long does it usually take for a new console to drop in price? I've never really monitored console prices post launch before.

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And now the whole internet will scream "Team Xbox" after calling Microsoft the trashiest thing since Amanda Bynes' breakdown.

 

I'm still not swayed one way or the other. No exclusives stick out to me and I still don't see the point in spending an extra $100 for features I know I won't use.

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I mean, thats cool I guess now that the consoles will be on equal playing fields...

 

but I'm worried that now awesome features like cloud game storage and online family/friends sharing games will be removed.

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How long does it usually take for a new console to drop in price? I've never really monitored console prices post launch before.

This. I really need to know this.

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