Say Whaaaaa? Xbox One backs down from Used Game restriction and 24-hour check-in

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In a surprise move by Microsoft, surprise because it makes so much sense, they have revealed HERE that the Xbox One WILL NOT require you to check in every Twenty-Four Hours to play AND it will allow for used games just as today.

So if you’re too tired, lazy, or just don’t want to give them the traffic, here’s a basic summary.

  • 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.

So yeah, does this make the Xbox more or less appealing?

Personally I’m still sour on the Xbox One. They just spent the last few weeks, months really, defending their decision to limit used games as well as require online checkins by saying it was where the industry is headed, it’s the future, blah blah blah. Then it appears somebody woke the F^&% up at microsoft and said, “You know all that stuff we’ve been defending? Maybe we should just not” Not that I don’t have a problem with it, I’m glad they realized how stupid it would be to be the only system providing these restrictions, but it’s still the same team that viciously defended these policies, so we’ll see.

Does this news change your views on the Xbone or not?

Let us know!

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2 Comments on "Say Whaaaaa? Xbox One backs down from Used Game restriction and 24-hour check-in"

  1. Matt Kowalski June 19, 2013 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Called that was going to happen! I even talked to a Microsoft employee about what they could do.

  2. Jim Girgenti June 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Plus no region lock, this is …I do not know what to think about this… I know Microsoft had to come back with answers one way or another, I guess I just was not expecting this exactly.

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