Microsoft has confirmed that their upcoming console will not restrict the sale of used games and will not require an internet connection beyond the console’s initial setup. Single player games will be playable offline and disc-based games will be playable with the disc inserted in the console. The system has also been confirmed to not be region locked.
Microsoft has been pretty coy in outright confirming anything regarding the Xbox One, internet requirements and the whole borrowing/trading/selling/buying used games dealio. They’ve been on and off about what the system does and doesn’t need and gamers have been just rallying against the system. Now that we have some solid confirmation that the system will not be as restrictive as people have feared, it’s nice to be able to breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to this next generation of gaming without the fear of restrictions.