Microsoft stepped into a hornets’ nest recently when it proposed limiting players’ ability to resell or lend games on its new system.
Companies that create games for the upcoming Xbox One system, the company said, would be able to prevent consumers from reselling games by ensuring that the resold games no longer functioned on the console. What’s more, the device would require an Internet connection at all times — leading to questions about the long-term viability of games, if Microsoft ever shut down its servers.
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