Microsoft is strong on their policy of regulating used games on Xbox One and they have said that their policies won’t change in the short term. People were hoping that after Sony’s presentation where they said the PS4 supports used games, Microsoft would change their policy too but that isn’t the case.
“When we first shipped the Xbox 360 the idea of a Netflix didn’t exist. That robustness that we see in the digital marketplace around content wasn’t there. Free-to-play wasn’t a way that people bought games,” Microsoft’s Phil Spencer told CVG.
“And through the life of 360 there have been policy changes and Marketplace changes that have responded to consumer demand, creator demand and what’s happening in the marketplace.
“We will be as attentive to that feedback on Xbox One as we were through 360. So what Larry’s saying is that these systems evolve. We’re a software company. If you think about the amount of times we changed the operating system on 360 – it was a number of times.
“But we wanted to set our policy as it is for Xbox One in clear terms so that there wasn’t ambiguity in what our stance was. That was our intent.”