Xbox One : Second Hand Games
Microsoft have confirmed that Xbox One owners will have to pay a fee to play any second-hand or pre-owned games on the new Xbox One.
Games for the Xbox One will all be subject to a mandatory install, which has the upside of letting users play games without needing to have the disc in the drive, but if you then want to sell the disc, or even lend it to a friend, that person will have to pay a fee, the cost of which is currently undisclosed, to get the game to work on the second Xbox One.
This could be the start of the end for the second-hand games market, although Sony and Nintendo do not appear to be doing the same with their offerings.
It was also announced that Xbox One will not be compatible with Xbox 360 games, and will not function at all without Kinect attached.
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