Microsoft has been swimming in cloudy waters this past week with used game sales, but a new report shows Xbox One game will not have a resale price tag and the games can be lent and sold.
However, the game can only have one owner at one time, once a game is lent or sold, the owner will change from the original to whoever has the game now, whether it is a friend or a buyer.
Microsoft will do routine checks on every game in every users library, to make sure they are the only people playing the game. If they are not, the game will be deactivated and activated on the current owners console.
This makes more sense and will make more gamers happy with Microsoft’s approach to used games, the recent news made many believe the company and publisher would take a bite of the used resale profit and games could not be lent to friends.
Again, this is only a report right now and we may see Microsoft go down the wrong path and not allow resale of old games, but given the strong feedback by potential consumers, we hope Microsoft is clever enough to take the right road.
Microsoft’s biggest competitor, Sony, has said they will allow used games to be resold in the traditional fashion and will not have any DRM or always online modes for the user to participate in.
This will appeal to the more pro-gamer, but Microsoft is pushing an all in one entertainment system more than a pro-gamer system, a move that broad could rake in a lot of potential customers.