So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:
An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – 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.
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.
The article goes into more damage control and "Hey we're really not that evil!" detail.
Still, it's a nice turn around, and even Microsoft is not immune to completely and utterly horrific publicity, even if their history implies otherwise.
It's not much of a selling point for me, but I may actually buy one 5 or 6 years down the road now, depending on how the library looks. --- Well, there is a new accent of n00b language. It's called: Vet LUEser goes Foreign!-MegaSpy22 Those must be the pants of the gods!-Digitalpython
Turns out Gamestop was actually became a licensed reseller of One games. So they could, in fact sell used games.
However, it would DESTROY smaller game stores, amazon.com, and ebay (where I buy most my used stuff). --- Well, there is a new accent of n00b language. It's called: Vet LUEser goes Foreign!-MegaSpy22 Those must be the pants of the gods!-Digitalpython
I care more about lending my games than the secondary market. I don't buy used games, and I don't sell my games. But I do lend/borrow all the time.
It's good to see Microsoft actually turn around and change things. Good to know that consumer backlash actually works. --- "To truly live, one must first be born." ~ Evan [aX] Paper Mario Social: The Safe Haven of GameFAQs. (Board 2000083)
I'm the type who'd definitely buy and sell on the secondhand market. There are games you buy for replayability (Nintendo style stuff) and there are games you buy to see what they're like. The latter can be sold when completed.