Microsoft: Xbox One gaming console will be able to play used games

In a Thursday blog post pertaining to its Xbox One gaming console, Microsoft said that its forthcoming next-generation console will be able to play used games; a disclosure which puts to rest the worries of gamers as well as video game retailers like GameStop, which trade in used games.

The blog post by Microsoft implies that the video game disc which the users purchase will not be limited to one Xbox One console alone; and that the gamers can - much like what they were able to do in the past - share or trade in the games that they have bought for other used games.

Other than clearing the air about the Xbox One's ability to play used games, Microsoft also said in its blog post that no fee will be charged from retailers, publishers or gamers for transferring their old games.

Though Microsoft is expected to release further details about the Xbox One console at the E3 video game conference in Los Angeles next week, earlier reports have revealed that the console - which will hit the markets later this year - will need to be connected online at least once every 24 hours to work.

About the upcoming Xbox One console, Microsoft said that users will be able to access their games from other consoles via an online library after an initial installation on their primary device; and will also be able to watch live TV and Blu-ray and DVD movies on the console without an Internet connection.

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