Major Nelson: Policies are still being finalized

Xbox Live director of programming responds about policy decisions.

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NeverEnding19891800d ago

a.k.a. we got so much flak that we're going back to the drawing board.


FAT MAN GO BOOM1800d ago

Yeah you are right, That feed back was to over whelming and they are just back peddling...

When they had all the messages so confused. PR would say one thing, one executive would say one thing than another would say something different...

I think they were testing the waters... make things worst than they seem and see what is the worst thing they could get away with....

Fee for games on the same box but a different user account... Crazy right... Bit when E3 comes and they say well a small fee for used games... game is tied to just the system now matter which account on the system is being used... game will still play....

Than people will say oh well thats not so bad.... lol....

MikeMyers1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

Sony was also vague. What we have here are publishers like EA trying to change those policies. Things are likely to be worse for Microsoft because some of those policies will have to deal with cable providers. They are worse to deal with than game publishers.

Sony made these same exact comments, they too are waiting before finalizing used games and how they will be utilized. This is one big cluster**** but we will know the full details well before these systems get released. In typical Internet forum fashion the world is ending yet again.

gaffyh1800d ago

@mike- Sony will not block used games, trust me. Not blocking it will mean that consumers will be way happier, and importantly retailers will be way happier, meaning more promotion for the PS4 over the Xbox in stores. Microsoft have basically handed the generation to Sony on a silver platter if they play their cards right.

MikeMyers1800d ago

gaffyh, why should I trust you? They were also very vague on the exact details. They too are trying to finalize everything. Something is going on behind the scenes we don't know about yet. Sony also adopted online passes so it's not something out of reach for them to do something that locks the content to your account.

Ashlen1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

No they won't. This is a stalling tactic.

"0box' will block used game sales.

The money and agreements made with publishers will not allow them to deviate from the course they have already agreed to in backroom deals.

dedicatedtogamers1800d ago

Because they totally went back to the drawing board after the Adam Orth #dealwithit debacle...

...oh wait.

stuna11800d ago

We all saw how fast they got rid of his azz! Then look at the incident with the guy who had the dev. kit! The FBI became involved.

The imformation from those 2 sources was pretty accurate, and they were silenced.

Microsoft is known for underhanded tactics, that why I never take anything they say for face value.

Seeing is believing.

Sky_Walker1800d ago

This is good news and this is why people should not be defensive about negative XB1 articles.

Social media reception and gaming websites input on the XB1 has a huge impact on what MS showed and trust me they are listing and reading.

Hopefully this current used game thing can get more attention and reach big names like CNN and BBC so MS can change it at E3.

stuna11800d ago

How are they going to change it if it's built into the console? This is not something that happened overnight! This is something that they have been planning potentially this whole generation.

For all we know it could of been them that actually came up with season passes and used games multiplayer codes! They have been bedfellows with EA for quite some time.

Sky_Walker1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

@Stunna - You are correct...well in any case I think MS just loss at least 40% of its fanbase with this no use games policy.

The scary thing is that what if MS had discussed this with all of the major gaming publishers before hand...if names like Konami, Capcom, Ubi Soft, Bethesda, Take-Two, EPIC and many more all ok'd MS to do this then this could mean that Sony might not have an option but to do the same as publishers will want to show the XB1 more love because thats where the revenue is at.

Remember Sony said it was up to the developers to block used games so we might be looking at the death of used games next gem :(

maniacmayhem1800d ago


About your third party comment, I also believe this is true. Sony may have no choice but to go the same route since 99% of the big publishers and devs want to kill used games anyways.

It really is a shame if this turns out to be true.

The policies that maybe Nelson is referring too might be the other story of Indies not being able to publish their own game which makes absolutely no sense when Nintendo and Sony are allowing it. Hopefully, maybe, they can at least change that and save some face.

wantonGamer1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

Not really.

They're just saying this to calm people down so that the negative responses don't bury the new XBox before it hits the stores even.

Eldyraen1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

Unfortunately that is partly true--on the actual gaming side of things there isn't much to write about other than the negatives. Remedy news was great but that trailer can't carry the rest of the show (and inevitable third party corporate partners are nothing special).

majiebeast1800d ago

If they have a deal in place with EA they cant backpedal.

Cueil1800d ago

no... I think it's really in flux... to many people have said to many things

3-4-51800d ago

They are playing games with us and using us as a test. It's pathetic really. I expected more from Microsoft and the Xbox One.

These 8 unknown games better be awesome for me to even consider now.

I love the controller, but if focus isn't on gaming then I'm out.

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ThatCanadianGuy5141800d ago

a.k.a we have no idea what we're doing.

Prcko1800d ago

I thought they are 6 months behind schedule,after yesterday,they are a whole generation behind.

Conan-O-Brady1800d ago (Edited 1800d ago )

Funny stuff and so true, Have a bubble.

cleft51800d ago

If I have to pay to play a used game on the Xbox One, then that is One less console for me to buy.

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