Dylan and John are joined by Basil from OSMcast! and former host Mike (currently of GameMarx) to discuss the controversy surrounding Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal.
Reference is made to an article from Venture Beat (that can be found here), in which Xbox Support’s official Twitter account states that there is no fee associated with a friend borrowing a game.
Today, Larry Hyrb, a.k.a. "Major Nelson", released a blog post with the following statement:
We know there is some confusion around used games on Xbox One and wanted to provide a bit of clarification on exactly what we’ve confirmed today. While there have been many potential scenarios discussed, today we have only confirmed that we designed Xbox One to enable our customers to trade in and resell games at retail.
Beyond that, we have not confirmed any specific scenarios.
Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friend’s house – should you choose to play your game at your friend’s house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile.
In response to that, the following conversation was held on Twitter:
Based on the blog post and subsequent response, it seems that Xbox One games will have some level of DRM tied to the user’s Xbox Live account, making the borrowing of games between friends a tricky proposition at best. Stay tuned, as more information regarding how the use of perviously-purchased titles on additional consoles works will probably be shared at Microsoft’s upcoming E3 press conference as well as the months leading up to the Xbox One launch.