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