Just before its big E3 press conference, Microsoft has revealed all the details of its new Xbox One.
Many gamers are heading into E3 enraged at Microsoft, following a tedious press conference that featured practically no games and then a quiet reveal right before the video game show with all the answers to the questions journalists have been asking for weeks. And what Microsoft revealed wasn’t what many gamers were looking for. Below is what the Xbox One features are concerning used games, always on and other hot button topics, straight from Microsoft.
Here are our platform policies and capabilities for game licensing – all of which will be made available when Xbox One launches later this year:
Buy the way you want—disc or digital—on the same day: You’ll be able to buy disc-based games at traditional retailers or online through Xbox Live, on day of release. Discs will continue to be a great way to install your games quickly.
Access your entire games library from any Xbox One—no discs required: After signing in and installing, you can play any of your games from any Xbox One because a digital copy of your game is stored on your console and in the cloud. So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend’s house, you can play your games.
Share access to your games with everyone inside your home: Your friends and family, your guests and acquaintances get unlimited access to all of your games. Anyone can play your games on your console--regardless of whether you are logged in or their relationship to you.
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.