Microsoft has backtracked on its previous proposals regarding the Xbox One.
The company posted on its Xbox blog: “As a result of feedback from the Xbox community, we have changed certain policies for Xbox One reflected in this blog.”
The blog post, written by Don Mattrick, President, Head of Interactive Entertainment Business,confirms that “an internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games” and that gamers will be able to “trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today”.
Mattrick continued: “In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.”
He added: “Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.”