BREAKING: Microsoft Reverses Position On Always-Online and Used Games

I literally found this out as soon as I finished the weapon guide I just posted.

Microsoft's Don Mattrick has announced that the Xbox One will no longer require an internet connection to play offline Xbox One games and they have also taken a reversed stance on their used games policy.

In an article from Xbox Wire, written by Don Mattrick. Microsoft has listened to the community and how gamers felt about the always-online and used games policy. They have taken a reversed stance on these policies.

This is what their new policies are.

  • An Internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One Games-  According to the article the system will work like it does on the Xbox 360. "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."


To be quite honest I am not in the slightest surprised that they backtracked on these policies.

At some point they had to change their policies because of how much flak they were receiving from gamers everywhere. Besides that, since the announcement of the Xbox One and their original policies the Xbox One has been the most hated console in gaming history, no console in the past has ever received so much hate about one console. 

How do you guys feel about this though? Has Microsoft's backtrack on their policies changed your mind to get an Xbox One  or are you still sold on a console other than the Xbox One?

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