Microsoft Won’t Charge For Reselling Xbox One Games – But Publishers Can

Ahead of E3 2013, Microsoft released an official statement clarifying some of the most debatable aspects of Xbox One.

In that statement, Microsoft clarified Xbox One used games trading and sharing policy for the first time.

"Trade-in and resell your disc-based gamesToday, some gamers choose to sell their old disc-based games back for cash and credit," the document reads. "We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games."

"Give your games to friends: Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once."

Microsoft is giving publisher to support those features on a per-title basis. "Third party publishers may opt in or out of supporting game resale and may set up business terms or transfer fees with retailers,” the company explained. "Microsoft does not receive any compensation as part of this. In addition, third party publishers can enable you to give games to friends. Loaning or renting games won't be available at launch, but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners."

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