Xbox One: All the policies you feared are NOT an issue

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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.

 

Source:  IGN

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Sony’s PS4 has no used game restrictions

Your move, Microsoft.

The announcement that Sony’s next system will not change the way we play used or borrowed games was met with nonstop deafening applause.  Promising gamers that the system will not have restrictions on used games and that we’ll be able to borrow and sell games at our leisure, the PlayStation 4 seems to be the game console that people were expecting.

Today, Sony proved that the future of gaming doesn’t need to be this dark, dismal place where people are limited on what they can do with their property.  Hooray.

Additionally, the PlayStation 4 doesn’t need to do online checks with disc-based games.  It’s been reported that the Xbox One will require an internet connection at least once every 24 hours to verify ownership of games.  PS4 does not have this restriction.  Another win for Sony gamers.