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There are a "lot of advantages of having your content assigned to you digitally" and the Xbox One has been designed with the used market in mind from the beginning, Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer has told Edge magazine.

Asked for his position on the used game market, Spencer said: "I think the whole idea of a secondary market is important and it'll be important in the next generation, and we've designed with that in mind from the beginning."

He added that DRM can be very beneficial: "We think there are a lot of advantages of having your content assigned to you digitally – we did that on 360 with cloud-saved games – and we want to do that with content.

"We understand there are implications... just know that we recognise the importance of that market and we've designed with it in mind from the beginning."

He said further details would be shared at a later point.

Microsoft is yet to give a definitive answer on how Xbox One will treat used games.

Source: Edge magazine

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BC_Animus

I don't mind DRM that much - since to be honest I have faced much more intrustive DRM on the PC in the past two decades, and I have accepted them for what they are.

I just have to say though I don't doubt there'd be similar systems in place for the PS4, but Sony is doing well by keeping their mouths shut and letting MS choke on their own foot.
Posted 14:06 on 08 June 2013
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CheekyLee@ DancingRhino

Spend half on socks, lose weight, less time in the bath/shower.

There are NO positives to the DRM as we know it today. DRM in any form is a negative, even when it is wrapped inside a nice package like with Steam. But what we are about to enter into with the Rentbox One is a whole new level of anti-consumer horror. Every statement from MS is ever more dripped in Doublespeak, and it angers me that there are people actually trying to defend it.
Posted 13:59 on 08 June 2013
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DancingRhino

Getting your legs chopped off has a lot of advantages to - no more standing in a queue, no more stairs.
Posted 09:42 on 07 June 2013
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Puhgete

Why is this just being posted now, when the story referenced is from back on May 22nd? http://www.edge-online.com/news/micr...locked-to-you/
Posted 21:36 on 05 June 2013
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alphafour

LOL advantages for who? Everybody EXCEPT the consumer, right? The only time most companies do anything to benefit the consumer is when THEY can derive a much much bigger benefit from benefitting the consumer. Aside from those occasions, they won't do what benefits the consumer.

If we all remembered that, there wouldn't be any 'fanboys' because the idea of Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo 'caring' about you is just a proxy for them wanting your money.
Posted 21:13 on 05 June 2013
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Mr_Arrogant_95

It has a lot of advantages!.... For us.
Posted 16:30 on 05 June 2013
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munkee

"I think the whole idea of a secondary market is important and it'll be important in the next generation, and we've designed with that in mind from the beginning."

No doubt. EA had a huge pile of cash on the table and it was all Microsofts if they could figure out a way to stop the retailers from eating into their profit margins.
Posted 13:57 on 05 June 2013
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gioffi

This story is from May 22.. not very fresh! At least you could check


http://www.edge-online.com/news/micr...locked-to-you/
Posted 13:22 on 05 June 2013
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Darkr8zor

Grasping at straws, much
Posted 13:18 on 05 June 2013
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Bloodstorm

Hey Microsoft, stop digging a hole, it's deep enough.
Posted 12:59 on 05 June 2013