Xbox One's Used Games Policy Still Being Finalised
Written Thursday, May 23, 2013 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
The muddled and oh-so messy saga surrounding Xbox One's position on used games is still all over the place it seems, and for now, we're still not being given any straight answers on the subject.
Xbox Support has tweeted responses to fans on the subject claiming that the information released thus far is incorrect, while Major Nelson says that the used games policy is still being finalised and the eventual aim is to ensure "it would work like it works today on Xbox 360."
"We can confirm that the article stating Xbox One will charge fees to play used games is NOT correct," Xbox Support tweeted on the day of the reveal.
"We are months away from the launch of Xbox One and policy decisions are still being finalized," Major Nelson told Gematsu. "When they are, we will let you know."
Major Nelson went on to add the following: "As I noted earlier we're still working on some of the policies... But our goal is that it would work like it works today on Xbox 360."
It's all as clear as mud. Microsoft's Phil Harrison has failed to shed much light on the subject too, stating that game discs will still work like Xbox 360 titles, but with an Xbox One game locked to a single account after installation. Nothing like an Xbox 360 disc then.
We're still waiting on firm, definitive responses regarding Xbox One's used games policy, and it looks like we won't be getting them until Microsoft finalises where it stands on the whole issue. Gah!
[Via OXM | Thanks, Blumpenstein]