Xbox One

Xbox OneMicrosoft is making a major U-turn on Wednesday by reversing some of its controversial Xbox One policies. In a statement on the company’s Xbox blog, Microsoft says it’s making policy changes “as a result of feedback from the Xbox community.” Microsoft is reversing a 24-hour online check, noting that it will not be required to play offline Xbox One games. “After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.” Microsoft is also reversing its used game policy, noting there will be no limitations to using and sharing games. “It will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.” Microsoft previously revealed it would support installing games to HDD from disc, without a requirement for the disc, but the changes mean that the disc will now required to be in the tray for the game to work.

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