When Microsoft announced the Xbox One, the primary focus was on its capabilities as an entertainment system and not so much on the unit’s ability to play video games. There was a reason for that. As it turns out, fans weren’t terribly pleased with the decisions Microsoft made concerning the Xbox One’s ability to play games. The system needed a constant Internet connection and, most damaging, it would not play used games. Cue the outrage.
Fortunately, even Microsoft knows that bad publicity isn’t good for their brand, so they’ve decided to make a few changes. The best news is that the Xbox One no longer needs an always-on connection; instead, it has to go online once every 24 hours and that’s it. Good news for those without a good internet connection. All the other uses, like TV and Blu-ray, won’t need an online connection at all.
Secondly, Microsoft has decided to allow used games. No extra fees, no surcharges, nothing but business as usual for the secondary game market. I imagine a lot of folks are breathing a sigh of relief right now, none more than Gamestop and other used game merchants.Technorati Tags: microsoft, microsoft xbox, microsoft xbox one, used games, used games now allowed on xbox one, video game consoles, video games, Xbox, xbox one, xbox one allows used games, xbox one changes, xbox one no longer needs internet connection