China’s Xbox One and games will be totally region locked

The news of the Xbox One launch price last week was met with a surprising level of positivity from China’s gamer community. The reason, in part, was that although Microsoft hadn’t announced anything, some e-commerce sites were advertising the system would not be region locked.

But those ads have since been revised, and Microsoft China VP Xie Enwei made it very clear that the console and its games will be totally region locked.

Specifically, according to Sina Games, Xie said that Chinese Xbox One games will not be playable on other Xbox One consoles. Similarly, Xbox One games and apps from other regions cannot be downloaded or run on the official Chinese Xbox One.

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The_Eternal_one1568d ago

That's a shame but I can't say I'm really surprised.

LAWSON721568d ago

Not news really Xbone is region locked it is not like China would be exception

Deadpoolio1568d ago

WTF are you talking about the Xbone is not region locked anywhere except for China....Clearly you must be thinking of the 360

LAWSON721567d ago (Edited 1567d ago )

Was it really? I had no idea, well good to know.

ShaunCameron1568d ago

The government doesn't the people with freedom.

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