Microsoft Xbox One players sit down at a regional leash




Microsoft Xbox One players sit down at a regional leash


Currently, the network has enough interesting information indicating that the complex politics of Microsoft against used games online authentication – it’s not all the pitfalls that await potential buyers Xbox One. The site one of the users raised a question not only of regional restrictions on the games, but the console itself and work in different countries. There is speculation that the new console Xbox One will not be able to fully operate in those countries where it has not been presented.

Wording such as “Wanted Xbox Live account in a country that supports the Xbox One» and «Games for Xbox One can be activated and made available only in certain geographic areas” can mean one thing – a strict framework for the use of Xbox One worldwide.

Post official Xbox Support on Twitter only supports this assumption.


For those who love to travel to play Microsoft offers to return home or to take with Xbox 360, and retail stores to wait until the console will be available in a particular country. Or maybe it is better to offer them to buy a PlayStation 4 that does not put any restrictions?


Japan, which is one of the largest gaming markets is not listed, consisting of 21 countries, Xbox One who will receive this year. Apparently, Microsoft is soon realized that she could not resist the Sony PlayStation 4. Most likely, the people of Asian countries will be able to buy a Xbox One until the end of 2014.


Our colleagues from The Verge decided to contact with Microsoft, to clarify this a little geography question and received the following reply:

“Like the film and music industry game must also meet the regulatory requirements of the specific country before they go on sale. We will continue to work with our partners to follow these rules to the new Xbox One ».

Resource The Verge put the question more sharply, asking about whether the console Xbox One to provide equal opportunities in all parts of the world?

The answer was as follows:

“Game Console Xbox One will be available in 21 countries in November this year and will appear in the other countries at the end of 2014. Like the film and music industry game must meet the regulatory requirements of the country, before they go on sale – this means that the game will run in major geographical regions, such as the Xbox 360 today. While the console is not limited to any geographical area, the account Xbox Live, content, applications and interfaces are closely connected with the country of residence. ”

It remains unclear how the console Xbox One can not simultaneously be limited to any geographical region and at the same time require the Xbox Live account in the country of residence. Requirements and application support are contradictory.

Recall a lot of emotions when Sony authorized resale of used games and stated that there are no requirements for on-line connection.

The company Microsoft, and more precisely the head of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer, in his turn to the question of changes in the policy of DRM (protection) against used games responded as follows:

“We hear the opinion of each user and see trends that set designers, makers and ordinary gamers. But I do not want Microsoft misunderstood. It is our policy and it must simply accept. ”

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