UPDATE – According to the official Xbox One FAQ section on xbox.com, it seems that Microsoft do support the trading and reselling of games with the following information featuring on the site — “We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We’ll have more details to share later.”
Microsoft has also revealed that your Xbox Live membership, Gamertag, Gamerscore and all achievements will transfer over from your account on the Xbox 360 to the upcoming new hardware, the Xbox One. With the new console touting itself as the new hub for the living room, Microsoft was also asked if gamers would need a specific cable or satellite provider for the consoles TV services to which Microsoft replied with the following — “Our goal is to enable live TV through Xbox One in every way that it is delivered throughout the world, whether that’s television service providers, over the air or over the Internet, or HDMI-in via a set top box (as is the case with many providers in the US). The delivery of TV is complex and we are working through the many technologies and policies around the world to make live TV available where Xbox One is available.”
ORIGINAL – Microsoft has confirmed that gamers that are looking to play second-hand titles on the Xbox One will have to pay a fee.
With the Xbox One, games are installed to the consoles HDD which then eliminates having the disk inside the console. Each disk that is inserted into any Xbox One console is tied to a single account. To combat the opportunity of others using the same disk, installing the game on their own Xbox One HDD and playing without the disk, Microsoft confirmed to Wired that gamers wanting to play a used game, will have to pay a fee. “On the new Xbox, all game discs are installed to the HDD to play.”
When asked if the option to play a game without installing it to the consoles HDD was possible, the Redmond based company didn’t have a response. With rumours spreading the internet like wildfire for months about Microsoft’s next-gen console having an ‘always on’ internet connection, they confirmed this wasn’t the case stating that games will be available to play offline as well — “It does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet.”