Ever since the unveiling of the Xbox One, Microsoft has been beaten with some heavy criticism. Though they had many chances of making a return, turning a very game-centric system to a broad focused based station for your living room isn’t really appealing to most gamers. Now the Xbox One has and it’s time to think of an explanation for itself and Microsoft finally answers the outcry of hate from gamers.
Honestly we can’t blame you, when the Xbox One was announced, we were excited, but as the press conference went on, we started to cringe to the new Xbox’s appeal. Now Microsoft claims that they won’t be charging gamers but will have third party companies have the power to do whatever they want for their game if they want to charge a fee.
“Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers,” reads the website. “Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this. In addition, third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends. Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners.”
If you have siblings and live in a home where gamers are active, fret not, you can share games with up to 10 different accounts on the same Xbox. Lending games would be different though, as you can only let one friend borrow it and if you decide to let another frown borrow the same game, well, charges may apply.
“Xbox One will enable new forms of access for families,” reads the post. “Up to 10 members of your family can log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One. Just like today, a family member can play your copy of Forza Motorsport at a friend’s house. Only now, they will see not just Forza but all of your shared games. You can always play your games, and any one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time.”
Our main concern is that Microsoft has the ability to charge a fee whenever they want if they desire to do so, but at the position where Xbox is now, they have to reconsider the thought really carefully.
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No one knows what’s gonna really happen on the Xbox One, whether Microsoft is switching up the strategy for their game-centered system or are they completely taking this in a new direction. One thing for sure is that it will all be revealed at E3 so keep tuning in here at mygeekreview.com as we give you the full play by play of how Microsoft will crack at the Xbox One.