If you wanted a reason to pick a computer or PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One, you’re about to get a whole article of reasons. Microsoft is beginning to really cut down on what you can and can’t do with an Xbox One, with many of the rules upsetting ex-future Xbox One users who have decided to just abandon the unreleased console completely.
Microsoft has said that if you want to share your game titles with friends you will have to have had the person you’re sharing the game with on your friends list for at least 30 days. That means if you wanted to give a game to one of your friends, you’ve got to wait at least 30 days before you can send the game (assuming you weren’t friends). You can also only send a game to one of your friends once.
Microsoft has also said that you can only play offline for up to 24 hours before you will need to connect to the internet. If you hit that point of 24 hours, you will not be able to play any games on your Xbox One, but could still use the TV funtion of the console.
We’ve also previously reported about the Kinect motion-sensing controller, coming out of the box with a always on camera and speaker, with gamers considering the Xbox One fearing for their privacy.
What’s your thoughts on Microsoft locking down rules on the Xbox One, including the sale of games, the fact that you can’t play offline for more than 24 hours and Kinect always being on and listening? Be sure to tell us below in the comments.