Xbox One bans clarified by MS

News Aaron Birch 17 Jun 2013 - 06:01

The Xbox One suffered some more attacks following an incorrect tweet, which has now been addressed...

A couple of days ago, a tweet by Microsoft Support responding to a question on account banning caused quite a stir. When asked if Xbox One game will still be playable if an Xbox Live account is banned, support replied, “If your account is banned, you also forfeit the licenses to any games that have licenses tied to it as listed in the ToU.”

Then, when asked about the fate of disc-based games, Microsoft responded “No info to share on that other than what is listed here for shared games: http://xbx.lv/XBOlcns.”

Obviously, this prompted much concern, including worries that people whose accounts get hacked, or otherwise compromised may end up unable to use their consoles, effectively 'bricking' the unit.

However, Microsoft soon clarified the tweet, acknowledging the mistake, stating that the replay was in relation to the Xbox 360, not the Xbox One, stating "Sorry for the confusion, that was in regards to Xbox 360. Xbox One licensing info is here.”

This correction should mean Xbox owners looking to move to the Xbox One can rest a little easier, but Microsoft has still to confirm the effects of a ban on the system, and if Xbox Live's policies will change.

Given the changes in the way the console operates, and the mandatory online connectivity, alterations and updates are likely, but we'll have to wait and see for now.

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I've pretty much given up on the Xbox now. Been an xbox owner since the first, so will be a shame, but everything coming out of MS sounds worse and worse these days.

They've got the Nail. They've got the coffin. Every news story is just the hammer that just taps it in a little bit more. Soon, it'll be too late to pull it back out.

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