Microsoft Makes A U-Turn, Changes Used Game Policy & Online Check-Ins


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Ever since news broke out that the Xbox One would require regular online check-ins to keep it operational, and that they would abolish the used game policy which didn't allow you to sell games you didn't play anymore, there has been huge backlash from the gaming community. People were most upset about the used games policy - something which has been part of the gaming community since the dawn of the first gaming consoles.

Microsoft has now made a major U-turn on those policies and has announced them via its blog.

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.

Now the Xbox One won't require to regularly sign in online just to use the console.

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.

Used games will now be just like how they usually are - you can do what you want with them without having to pay an extra fee to play the game.

Microsoft has obviously acknowledged how much gamers hated these two limitations on the Xbox One. They've accepted that they were wrong and are now changing their mind. Good move Microsoft, good move.