Don't expect Microsoft to back down on its plans relating to Xbox One used game sales and online check-ins, Microsoft studios boss Phil Spencer has told CVG.

"We wanted to set our definitive policy in black and white terms on Xbox Wire, which we did last week. That's our policy," he said.

That's not to say this won't change over time.

"When we first shipped the Xbox 360 the idea of a Netflix didn't exist," he explained. "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.

"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.

"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."

Whilst Microsoft has been clear that unless you connect the Xbox One to the internet once every 24 hours you'll be cut off from playing games, the situation regarding used game sales remains murky and could vary from publisher to publisher.

Source: CVG