Microsoft does a complete 180 degree turn on Xbox One policies

Microsoft has announced some major changes they are making to the policies connected to their Xbox One console.

The company claims that this is based on the feedback from the gaming community. But the fact remains, they messed up big time and Sony made the most of the opportunity.

Microsoft announced these policy changes which essentially makes Xbox One a lot like Xbox 360:

1. Users would need to activate the Xbox One only once to get unlimited access to offline gaming. Previously, they required all consoles to connect to Microsoft servers once every 24 hours for this ability.
2. Games can be traded and sold. There are no more restrictions on them. Previously, they made trading extremely hard.
3. Games downloaded from Xbox Live would be playable offline. And there are no more regional restrictions

Microsoft added:

These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.

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