Microsoft Decides To Change Xbox One Online Check and Used Games Policy

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Microsoft Corporation has reversed their decision due to “feedback from the Xbox community.”  Microsoft has decided to cancel their 24-hour online check so that it will not be required to play offline Xbox One Games.

“After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc-based game without ever connecting online again,” said Microsoft in a statement.

Microsoft has also decided to cancel their used game policy.  Now there will not be any limitations to using and sharing games.  “It will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”

Microsoft previously said that they would support the installation of games to HDD from a disc without a requirement for the disc.  The changes mean that the disc will now be required to be in the tray for the game to work.  Downloaded games cannot be shared or resold.

Regional restrictions have been removed.  This means that when you buy a disc from a store, it can be played on any Xbox One console.