Phil Harrison: To activate a used game, you have to pay it's FULL price

#1ZendaikPosted 5/21/2013 3:06:55 PM
http://kotaku.com/you-will-be-able-to-trade-xbox-one-games-online-micros-509140825

But what if you want to bring a game disc to a friend's house and play there? You'll have to pay a feeóand not just some sort of activation fee, but the actual price of that gameóin order to use a game's code on a friend's account. Think of it like a new game, Harrison says.

"The bits that are on that disc, you can give it to your friend and they can install it on an Xbox One," he said. "They would then have to purchase the right to play that game through Xbox Live."

"They would be paying the same price we paid, or less?" we asked.

"Letís assume itís a new game, so the answer is yes, it will be the same price," Harrison said.
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#2SomnusNemorisPosted 5/21/2013 3:07:55 PM
Holy s***, it won't even be a small MS will get, but MS will get the full price?! WTF?!
#3elchris79Posted 5/21/2013 3:08:01 PM
Kotaku? Why am I not surprised. That just isn't true.
#4Some_StaticPosted 5/21/2013 3:08:35 PM
They're interviewing Phil Harrison.
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#5Dark Young LinkPosted 5/21/2013 3:08:37 PM
LOLKotaku
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#6MaxiPower90Posted 5/21/2013 3:08:42 PM
so if they buy it i assume they dont need this disc? Why would they not just buy the game of the online store...

im not with MS, the conference sucked anyway
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#7chrono625Posted 5/21/2013 3:10:03 PM
So how does gamestop combat this? You buy a used game from them for $5 less than new and still have to pay the fee of a new priced version?

No way this can work in Gamestops favor.
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#8NoName999Posted 5/21/2013 3:12:39 PM
elchris79 posted...
Kotaku? Why am I not surprised. That just isn't true.


And why would the Vice President of Microsoft lie?
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#9chareyPosted 5/21/2013 3:13:36 PM
chrono625 posted...
So how does gamestop combat this? You buy a used game from them for $5 less than new and still have to pay the fee of a new priced version?

No way this can work in Gamestops favor.
They could not stock X1s.
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#10merkhavaPosted 5/21/2013 3:15:20 PM
Zendaik posted...

But what if you want to bring a game disc to a friend's house and play there?


Then you log into your XBL account.
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