Following a rather odd Xbox One reveal, where the focus seemed to be on TV and some Sports games, there was still a bit of a specter hanging over the product that Microsoft is trying to address - the impression that users will not be able to play "used" games. That concept first came up when Adam Orth Tweeted about a possibly "always-connected" console, which raised some questions (and some ire) among potential customers. Most recently, Xbox's Larry Hryb posted this on his blog - which *sounds* like a pretty clear statement:
Over the past few days, we have been reading comments and message boards following the Xbox One announcement. There are a few questions regarding used games. I wanted to clarify and provide this official statement:Even with that, there are still concerns being aired, as in this ArsTechnica article.
The ability to trade in and resell games is important to gamers and to Xbox. Xbox One is designed to support the trade in and resale of games. Reports about our policies for trade in and resale are inaccurate and incomplete. We will disclose more information in the near future.