Xbox One games will need an internet connection for checking, used games will not be charged
Microsoft didn’t detail much further about the Xbox One’s internet connection requirement, however, according to sources from Polygon, the console will only require a regular ‘spot check’ to verify the game if it’s authentic or not. Microsoft will also give an exemption code to people who buy the console and on internet-free areas or situations, such as the active-duty soldiers serving in war areas. The spot checks currently do not have a time in between.
Sources of Polygon also says that used games will not have an extra fee to be paid by the second buyer – once you’ve put the disc in the console and installed it, you’ll now have the ownership of the license in the game. If the first owner has installed the game on his console, the game would be unplayable, and the first owner would be required to purchase another license, the same way as buying and downloading a game, but without downloading.
- May 25, 2013