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Microsoft adds details for used game policies, Kinect privacy, 24-hour online check for Xbox One

Microsoft details used games, privacy, and other concerns with new Xbox One

By: Trace Hagan from Jun 6, 2013 @ 18:18 CDT

Microsoft has provided just a bit more detail in regards to various concerns users have raised against the new Xbox One. First, Microsoft has confirmed that the new Xbox One will need to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours, or offline gaming will be restricted. Live TV, Blu-ray, and DVD movies will still work without a recent 24 hour check-in.


Microsoft says that "game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers." Microsoft adds that they don't charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for transferring these games. It sounds as though individual game developers can prevent their games from being sold as used games.

Users will be able to provide games to friends via the disc. However, this transfer will only allow the game to make one jump and the user receiving the game must have been on your friends list for at least 30 days.

Finally, Microsoft has stated that the Xbox One Kinect sensor will only listen for one command when turned off. "Xbox on" is the only command that will be recognized. Microsoft has confirmed that even this feature will be able to be turned off.


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