XBox One – 2nd Hand Games Rumour
Polygon have acquired information from a source who claims that the Xbox One will not require gamers to pay a fee to reactivate a used game, but it will require a regular online spot check to verify the authenticity of games being played.
While an internet connection will be required for the console, Microsoft are also experimenting with special exemption codes that could be given to select people in very particular, internet-free situations, like active-duty soldiers serving in war zones.
Microsoft “will disclose more information in the near future”
The ultimate system that Xbox One will use for used games and online authentication sounds like it is still in open debate on some level internally, which may explain the company’s reticence in more directly clarifying the matter this week. Microsoft executives have been discussing the reaction to the confused messaging surrounding used games and internet requirements and plan to detail the console’s take on both sometime before E3, according to our sources.
Read the full story over at Polygon.