Putting the rumors to rest, Microsoft just addressed concerns about how the Xbox One will handle used games. “Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games,” a Q&A about Xbox One’s licensing fees reads. Further addressing rumors surrounding its new console’s need for an internet connection, the company post acknowledged that the Xbox One does need to be connected to the internet at least once every 24 hours.
Microsoft recommends a broadband connection of 1.5Mbps or higher for an “optimal experience.” Furthermore, the Xbox One’s need for an internet connection doesn’t apply to watching live TV, DVDs and Blu-ray movies.
Rounding out Microsoft’s amended Xbox One Q&A section, the company discusses the system’s Kinect requirements. “If you don’t want the Kinect sensor on while playing games or enjoying your entertainment, you can pause Kinect,” a Q&A about Xbox One’s privacy settings reads. In addition, when turned off, the console is said to only be responsive to one voice command “Xbox on,” which can also be disabled.
For a complete look at the Xbox One’s updated Q&A section, head on over to the source links below.