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Microsoft clarifies DRM strategy on Xbox One after Far Cry 4 confusion

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One users will still be able to download and play games they have purchased digitally, even if the title is removed from the Xbox store.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com, a Microsoft representative said: “If customers own the rights to a game, they can visit their download history and initiate a re-download whenever they please – even if the game has been delisted from Xbox Store and is no longer available for purchase.”

The clarification follows confusion earlier this week, when those who purchased the digital version of Far Cry 4 were locked out of the game after it was temporarily removed from the Xbox One Store. This issue was quickly resolved.

Far Cry 4 scored 98% in the Console Monster review, being described as a “stellar Far Cry experience”.


David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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