Microsoft says used games will work on Xbox One

June 7, 2013

Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One gaming console will be able to play used games, clearing up a worry among gamers and video game retailers such as GameStop, which trade in used games.

That means video games discs users buy will not be limited to one Xbox One device, and players can share or trade in the games they have bought for other used games, just as they have been able to do in the past.

Microsoft Corp. said in a blog post Thursday that it will not charge a fee to retailers, publishers or gamers for transferring their old games.

The Xbox One, which goes on sale later this year ahead, will need to be connected online at least once every 24 hours to work. Some players had been concerned that the console was going to require a constant Internet connection.

Users will be able to access their games from other consoles through an online library after installing them on their primary device, but they will need to connect to the Internet at least every hour. They will be able to watch live TV and Blu-ray and DVD movies on the Xbox One without an Internet connection, Microsoft said.

Microsoft will give more details about the Xbox One next week at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles.

Shares of Microsoft rose 51 cents to $35.47 in late morning trading. GameStop Corp.'s shares rose $2.40, or 6.9 percent, to $37.02. The stock has traded in the 52-week range of $15.32 and $39.87.

Explore further: Rumor: Xbox 360 games to be playable on Windows 8 PC's

More information:

Related Stories

Rumor: Xbox 360 games to be playable on Windows 8 PC's

July 12, 2011

( -- A number of different sites are reporting the rumors that are making gamers ears twitch. The rumor says that Microsoft is about to make a big addition to the desktop version of its upcoming Windows 8 operating ...

The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

May 21, 2013

Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. Tuesday's unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall's debut of Nintendo's ...

First Look: New Xbox elegant, but much unknown

May 22, 2013

Will gamers want One? After four years of development, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One entertainment console and touted it as an all-in-one solution for playing games, watching TV and doing everything in between. Microsoft ...

Recommended for you

Internet giants race to faster mobile news apps

October 4, 2015

US tech giants are turning to the news in their competition for mobile users, developing new, faster ways to deliver content, but the benefits for struggling media outlets remain unclear.

Radio frequency 'harvesting' tech unveiled in UK

September 30, 2015

An energy harvesting technology that its developers say will be able to turn ambient radio frequency waves into usable electricity to charge low power devices was unveiled in London on Wednesday.

Professors say US has fallen behind on offshore wind power

September 29, 2015

University of Delaware faculty from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), the College of Engineering and the Alfred Lerner School of Business and Economics say that the U.S. has fallen behind in offshore wind ...


Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

not rated yet Jun 07, 2013
What they have failed to address is:
Heat issues forcing them to underclock the xbone.
privacy issues from collecting marketing data from the kinect camera being 'live' whenever the xbone is powered up.
Visual DRM checking when accessing bought content like games, music and films. (patent just been announced)
most games running at 30 fps instead of the 60 fps.

my advice is.. avoid until every becomes cleared. and confirmed. (xbox fan of almost 15 years). or buy ps4.
not rated yet Jun 08, 2013
Sources btb?

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.