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Xbox One has preowned fee - Report

Microsoft confirms all discs must be installed to HDD to play; secondhand owners required to pay an unspecified fee.


Microsoft today confirmed with Wired that all Xbox One game discs must be installed to the HDD to play and that while installs to other hard drives are allowed, users will need to pay an unspecified fee to do so.

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This fee was not specified.

In the just-published Xbox One FAQ, Microsoft addresses the preowned market with the following statement:

"We are designing Xbox One to enable customers to trade in and resell games. We'll have more details to share later," the statement reads.

The Xbox One will not require a constant Internet connection to function, though Microsoft said those who are constantly synced up will see various benefits.

"No, it does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet," Microsoft said. "We're designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection."

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