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Microsoft's next-gen Xbox One will be region locked

Xbox One will be region locked, will work similar to how the Xbox 360's region locking worked

Anthony Garreffa | May 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm CDT (0 mins, 43 secs reading time)

If worrying about the Xbox One watching, listening and feeling every movement of your body - with the German government even worried about it - then there's something else to worry about: the Xbox One will be region locked.

Microsoft's next-gen Xbox One will be region locked | TweakTown.com

In a world of digital media, I don't see why the Xbox One should be region locked, but it will be according to a Microsoft representative who confirmed the news with Digital Trends. The Microsoft rep said: "Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines before they are cleared for sale. We will continue to work with our partners to follow these guidelines with Xbox One".

I'm disappointed with this region locking news, as it means here in Australia I can be charged $100 for a game that is sold elsewhere in the world for $30. Microsoft, just what are you thinking?

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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