Preowned games on Xbox One decided by publisher

Microsoft confirms that it won't charge any fees for any titles eligible for resale.

Microsoft has said that the availability of preowned games on the Xbox One will be decided by individual publishers but that eligible Xbox One games will be able to be traded and resold without paying a fee.

Provided individual publishers--such as EA and Activision--allow it, titles purchased physically will be able to be traded in at participating retailers for either cash or in-store credit.

"In our role as a game publisher," reads a statement from Microsoft, "Microsoft Studios will enable you to give your games to friends or trade in your Xbox One games at participating retailers. Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers."

"Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games," adds the platform holder.

Provided the individual publisher approves, disc-based Xbox One games are also able to be traded between friends, but only once per game. There are no fees for trading titles between friends, Microsoft says, but users are required to have been friends on Xbox Live for at least 30 days before making a trade.

Microsoft says that there will be no option to loan or rent software at the launch of the Xbox One, but that it is "exploring the possibilities with our partners."

All Xbox One games will be available digitally and in stores on the day of release, Microsoft adds.

The Xbox One was officially unveiled last month in an event held at Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington. At the time, a report suggested there would be a fee attached to preowned sales.

Microsoft will be showing off its catalog of Xbox One titles next week at E3 2013 in Los Angeles. GameSpot will be in attendance.

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so_hai
so_hai

There's a real, thuggish, bullying undertone to all of their statements lately. The "deal with it" guy was probably just echoing his insane bosses.

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

Microsoft is slowly trying to take back all the shit they put out.

Still a bunch of bullshit.

Calibretto09
Calibretto09

It seems there will be no selling games on Ebay if I'm reading this correctly.  Either sell to a licensed reseller (Gamestop), trade it once with a friend, and those are really your only options.  Weak policy.

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

For 20+ years, after buying a game I would give it to family members so they can play it. And truthfully I would not want any of them on my friends list, that is why they are family. 

That is all I want just to simply be able to give away my games to family without having to jump through hoops - which is covered by first use law. 

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

Publishers will also determine preowned games on PS4 despite what Sony PR would tell you. 

Shango4
Shango4

There is a reason why they call it xbox one…you take one look at it and go and buy a ps4

di_styles
di_styles

It OK  Microsoft  that a nice one.The publisher will be happy for ya method.OK. And more games publisher will be happy with this your policy.And I believe you will have more exclusive contain than any game platform.Your system  will help to reduce pirated games.We all know what happened on gears of war judgement and halo 4.people play this games before it was officially  released .you can imagine how it affect games industries.MICROSOFT YOU MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE PEOPLE WILL COME TO LOVE XBOX ONE TRUST ME

Kreten1
Kreten1

So what happens if xbox profile gets banned? You can't even play offline or give game to your friends or another account or sell em? Pretty much you get banned and lose the whole investment into games and console

davegrams
davegrams

"Provided the individual publisher approves, disc-based Xbox One games are also able to be traded between friends, but only once per game. There are no fees for trading titles between friends, Microsoft says, but users are required to have been friends on Xbox Live for at least 30 days before making a trade. "

This article/statement shows how Microsoft is trying to defend their position and make it sound better... but the paragraph above does NOT sound good in any ways... What is this "ONCE" per game crap?  What is this crap about you can only give games to someone you are 'friends' with and they have to be online for 30 days?  So.. I can't ebay my games away when I am done either. 

Microsoft, you suck. 

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

And now our leading story is one from 6 days ago... this is still MS changing their mind but just not admitting it.

maximo
maximo

I have no problems with DRM.

I would rather MSFT and the videogame developers benefit from sale of used games or rentals than the likes of Gamespot whom, in my humble opinion are no better than leeches on the indistry.

BabyConvo
BabyConvo

Guys i want to understand what is the difference between the DRM of Microsoft and Sony? What Microsoft is doing what is goind to destroy the entire gaming experience? And preowned games are games you had but no longer have and appears in your gaming history? Thank you//

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

So I read this on gamestop...

Give your family access to your entire games library anytime, anywhere: Xbox One will enable new forms of access for families. Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One. Just like today, a family member can play your copy of Forza Motorsport at a friend’s house. Only now, they will see not just Forza, but all of your shared games.  You can always play your games, and any one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time.

 This sounds like to me that you don't need to physically hand a copy of a game to anyone (with the 30 day xbox friends/one time per game) it sounds ANY of your friends and family can borrow your games via the cloud... Is this accurate??

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Top Story was actually reported Last Week!

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

Got my coffee in hand and having a great time reading the comments from the blind dumb ass xbots. "It"s not so bad", "80 of my friends have preordered it', "logging in once every 24 hours isn't a problem", " I don't care about used fees" ahahahahaha they are trying soooo hard... Have a great day :)

S_tephe_N
S_tephe_N

Everyone should just buy an Xbox One (every console is sold at loss as history teaches)  and then proceed to bury it in an Alamogordo landfill

Shango4
Shango4

I will try to forgive the microsoft fanboys for the years of constant bashing about PS3 over years that has spanned great reasons like: 1. "Your interface is ass" 2. "You guys online sucks" and 3. the never-ending "You guys got hacked", to stupid shit like: 1."We have more/better exclusives" -_-. "Da Fuk is PS PLUS?!?". All that is under the rug now :). Sooo, on behalf of the loyal PS community that has been since PS "One" (lulz), we formally invite you to the Darkside! Yay!

RynTM
RynTM

I'm sorry MS, but I call BS.  You built the machine to allow publishers to make that decision.  You will not be allow to get rid of the hot potato, and blame it on the game publishers.  You created it, and you will pay for it.

warrior1718
warrior1718

I thought everyone loves the DRM system? all u fucks support steam. This is what you get. Sony will implement the same damn thing. The developers are the ones that are pushing for this. They want to end piracy and protect what they created. Deal with it!! 

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

@AyatollaofRnR Sony said it's up to publishers to implement online passes.

Quit distorting what they said. It's ridiculous.

PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@AyatollaofRnR Every where I keep seeing xbox fans say "It will be the same on PS4" when they already said it won't. Pathetic.

Lamesy
Lamesy

@AyatollaofRnR Correction: publishers will also determine **online multiplayer-based** preowned games on PS4. They can only charge you if you try to connect to their servers (online pass). However, an offline single-player game will function as it always has. The PS4 itself doesn't know whether your disc is preowned or not. On Xbone, the console itself knows and therefore can block you out of any type of game.

blkgto
blkgto

@AyatollaofRnR  Too true.  If Microsoft is leaving it up to the third party developers, you can bet if they decide to charge on one console, they will most certainly charge on another.  

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

@WTF1555 None of the games they show at E3 are running on consoles. The hardware isn't final. They just build a PC with similar specs and run with it. 


X_Box_Killer
X_Box_Killer

@WTF1555 Can't say I'm surprised, they were probably development or test systems. This has been the norm for years. I remember an EGM from 1994 (March, the one with Star Trek TNG on the cover) and they showed off pics from the CES at Nintendo's booth where they were showcasing the then un-named n64. The tech demos or betas were running off of CGI workstations, I think that's the name of them. 



so_hai
so_hai

@Shango4 It's also 360 times worse than its predecessor.

DSCesq
DSCesq

@Kreten1 This is the kind of dribble that flows out of rumor/speculation becoming fact. Someone will read this and implant that idea into their mind. MS said explicitly that even if you do get banned, your games library will still be available to you. 

di_styles
di_styles

@Kreten1 i think  Microsoft  will not allow system banned again since console are banned as as result of security.This time the online process ie to prevent your profile from hacker.Remember what happen to GEARS OF WAR JUDGEMENT AND HALLO 4 people played this games before it was realise

WTF1555
WTF1555

@CraZkid37  ON XBOX ONE up 10 people can share the game if they are playing on Your XBOX ONE and logging on with their profiles, BUT THEY CAN´T PLAY ON THEIR OWN Xboxes,

EX:

IF YOU BORROW THE GAME,YOU Have to borrow YOUR XBOX ONE too! 

different XBOX ONE Consoles Owners are not accept!

davegrams
davegrams

@CraZkid37 are you kidding.. Microsoft would never allow that to happen.  You are trying to make out positive things out of the words you are reading.   Note the paragraph in the above article: "Provided the individual publisher approves, disc-based Xbox One games are also able to be traded between friends, but only ONCE PER GAME. There are no fees for trading titles between friends, Microsoft says, but users are required to have been friends on Xbox Live for at least 30 days before making a TRADE."

You basically will be transfering the license to the game to someone else.. (ONCE, according to the article) and with it being ONCE, you won't be able to get it back.

S_tephe_N
S_tephe_N

@Shango4 Well the 3 week failure of the PS network is a good reminder of why it would SUCK to have an XBOX One, same crapfest could happen (and probably will cause there's so much hate right now)

davegrams
davegrams

@skiggy29 Blockbuster is still in business?  lol.  I'm sure the 3 Xbox preorders they got ARE a record

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

Paid advertisement by Microscam. They are already paying people to come here and praise the xbone. Don't believe the hype.

RynTM
RynTM

@skiggy29 No numbers provided= no proof.  On top of that, it was a 20 pound reserve for the system which is about $30 US.  They're not even paying for the whole price of the system which hasn't even been announced yet.  Besides who pre-orders a system from blockbuster?  That's like saying our previous record was 10 pre-orders, and now we had 15.  Wow, a 50% increase!  Try again

Jebril
Jebril

@warrior1718 The prices on Steam are the reason I like Steam. Also Steam's DRM is also optional most games you can play in Steam's offline mode so you could actually download the game on one computer and another and play them both at the same time just go in offline mode on one of them.

S_tephe_N
S_tephe_N

@warrior1718 On steam you get shit like summer sales where you get like 75% off and all that crap, Im not paying 60euros for a game that I apperantly don't even own. Microsoft can kiss my ass for a while

CraZkid37
CraZkid37

@WTF1555well actually, it literally says "Up to ten members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One"

skiggy29
skiggy29

@RynTM  

Try again???  Thats a post from gamenguide moron.  I provided a link I found interesting. Im no fanboy as I own both consoles now and I will buy both on launch day, but if you think Sony is going to win this by a landslide you are as dumb as I thought. No body tried to swindle anything here. I dont live in the UK so I dont know anything about the blockbusters there but apparently you can reserve consoles there.  That news is just as credible as all this shit.  The article states that it was the highest console reserve in history. Nope I dont know how many and apparently they dont neither but its stated there and without proof that its false, I believe it.  You have to figure that with all this shit, whether true or not may have swindles a small percentage of current Xbox owners to switch entirely, that still leave millions upon millions of loyal Xbox fans that will still back their console.  Me included, however I am just as big a PS fan.  I love them both and cant wait to have them both. Tomorrow will show the games on MS side and Im willling to bet Sony will show the other half of its console along with some games.  You people who act like Sony has been the most honest and trusting company to stand by make me laugh and the fact that all of you are feeding on all this shit and bashing everyting MS does is ridiculous. MS comes out and says their strategy is the same as Sony's and you Sony fanboys come up with something different to bitch about..  Get a fucking life. Your PS is so great, go buy one and shut the fuck up. What do you get out of bashing the other console if yours is so great?? Unless your scared the other guy brings some competition to where you feel the need to bash it.You sound like a scared consumer to me pal. Otherwise you have too much time on your hands an need to get a girlfriend and get laid. Stop worrying about what MS does if Sony is your console of choice.........

mikechimp
mikechimp

@racerxgundam @skiggy29 @RynTM there are more than 250 blockbuster stores in the U.K..

this may seem a somewhat small amount in the U.S.A. but in the U.K. it means there is one in most major town or city 

and i do not or ever have worked for Microsoft 

skiggy29
skiggy29

Lmao!!!! You think I work or get paid by Microsoft? Ok then do me a favor "cop boy". Call MS and tellthem they got an eemployee on this blog that just told u to go fuck yourself. I see u in all the discussions talkin shit to everyone and constantly repeating yourself sayin everyone works for MS. Fyi I already reserved my ps4. It was $105 usd at gamestop last night after the sony conference. Rubbish you say? Ask your mother about the rubbish I left on her face last night. Just cuz some people like ms doesnt mean they work for them retart. I guess anyone defending sony works for sony then right? Im a fan of both and im getting both especially after I saw the sick exclusives which were new IPs from MS. Sony had a few good exclusives too. Why dont u blog about the good ofps4 and leave MS out of ur posts. U talk a lot of shit for someone who is also one sided punk. By the way lose the word Cop in ur name. Nobody likes a pig

COPMAN221ISBACK
COPMAN221ISBACK

I've noticed you've been posting a lot of rubbish supporting your GOD Microscam. I have plenty of friends in the UK and not one has any interest in the xbone. How much has Microscam paid you to come here and praise the xbone. Better yet please tell us all how the xbone benefits games so we can all laugh at you. We all see right through you and Microscam and will speak with our wallets. Enjoy your pos system..

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

@skiggy29 @RynTM to use "blockbuster" pre-orders as an indication of interest is moot. That chain is literally on its last legs in the USA. 

if it were a bigger chain then i would see your argument, but as it stands now that article is meaningless. 

> wii u