Microsoft To Drop Used Game Restrictions, Online Requirements
In what might be the most dramatic reversal in the gaming industry, Microsoft is reportedly
changing course on many of the concerns related to the Xbox One. These include a 180
degree shift on used games and online requirements.
According to a report published on Giant Bomb, Microsoft will be dropping the 24-hour license renewal
"check ins" we were told the system requires. Additionally, retail discs will be handled identically to what
we experience now on the Xbox 360. This includes trading in and loaning to friends. An internet connection
will only be required when setting up the console, and region locks will be disabled.
This news follows our interview with Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer, who assured
us that Microsoft is listening to community feedback. We've reached out to the company for comment.