For the past couple of weeks, there have been concerns regarding Microsoft’s policies with trading-in and selling Xbox One games. Today, Microsoft has finally chosen to address those concerns. Whether these policies are considered good or bad is up to you, but don’t expect things to necessarily work in the same manner as they do with current and precious consoles. Here’s the information you need to know…
Trade-in and resell your disc-based games– Today, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit. We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.
Give your games to friends– Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once.
In our role as a game publisher, Microsoft Studios will enable you to give your games to friends or trade in your Xbox One games at participating retailers. Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers. Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this. In addition, third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends. Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners.
So there’s that. What do you think? Are you upset about these policies? Or do you not care either way? Share your opinion in the comments below!