Originally Posted by replica9000
Some of the restrictions:
- You can only give Xbox One games to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days.
- Each game can only be given once.
- Anyone can play your games on your console -- regardless of whether you are logged in.
- Microsoft allows you to gift games to friends but they can't "borrow" them. Microsoft says of this, "loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners."
- Xbox One will also allow you to give up to 10 family members access to "log in and play from your shared games library on any Xbox One."
- You can always play your games, but only one of your family members can be playing from your shared library at a given time.
A post on Microsoft's Xbox Wire
confirms that games can only be played offline on the primary console for up to 24 hours. After that, the console will need to be connected to the internet or it will not be possible to play games. Watching TV, Blu-ray or DVD movies is still allowed, however.
The internet connection requirements are stricter for those that want to play a game on a secondary console. If an Xbox One game owner wants to play a game at a friend's house, they are required to be connected to the internet every hour.
This. In addition, if XB1 is more strict on used games and licensing, even though it may be frowned upon more by gamers, it will attract more developers and publishers. This will lead to more potential exclusive IP's. It's about the moneyz. Irrational and 2K Games spent nearly $100 Million on Bioshock Infinite. Games are getting buku expensive. They are going to gravitate to one console over another if they feel their license can be better managed (lucrative).
I read a lot of user comments on other sites and most people don't know about this. It's M$ fuck up that they now have to deal with. Morons. They just gave Sony most of their new pre-order business.
The Kinect debacle is their other problem, but at least they now have said you will be able to disable/turn it off.
The extra $100 sucks but over the lifespan of 6-8 years it's not that big of a deal to me. $50 of that extra cost is probably just paying Sony for the BluRay license
Sony isn't including the "Eye" with their console ($60 extra) which XB1 comes standard with the Kinect. Xbox 360 release in 2005 was $399. People screaming over nothing really.
I've always liked the interface and experience of Xbox live over PS3's Network. I have more contacts with XBL, better content there also, and I could never really get used to the Playstation controller.
XB1 exclusives > PS4 exclusives, if you care. And at least initially, neither supports backward capability.
Not to be outdone by how ugly and bulky the XB1 is, Sony made the PS4 is even uglier.
, It seems Sony built the PS4 for gamers now (2013-2015) and M$ built the XB1 for gamers/entertainment for future (2014-2019ish) *shrug*