Microsoft Changes Xbox One Offline and Used Games Policy

mattrick-e3Microsoft has reversed the online requirements for their Xbox One console. In a post over on the Xbox Wire, Don Mattrick, President of Interactive Entertainment Business for Microsoft, who was on stage during their E3 briefing, wrote that an online check-in will no longer be required every twenty four hours.

Mattrick also made the announcement that their will be no limit to game trade-ins or used games stating, “There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”

The changes in offline and used game policies is a direct response from consumer feedback. “We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.”

The policy changes will affect previously announced features as discs will now need to be in the system tray for any disc based games. Xbox One games, however, will now also be playable in any region.

A one-time system set-up will be required to allow users to play any disc based games offline without having to check-in.


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