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Xbox LIVE Bans Won't Affect Access To Xbox One Games

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Banhammer, Larry Hryb, Microsoft, Xbox Live, Xbox One

Even now, after its unveiling, the Xbox One is a chaotic singularity of mixed messages and warped noise. After an embarrassing slip up that suggested Microsoft would esentially be able to switch off your Xbox One and access to games on command, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has moved to assure people that those banned from Xbox LIVE would still have access to their games on Xbox One.

Nelson’s statement arrived after a tweet from last week invited significant backlash as Microsoft seemingly suggested that Microsoft would block your Xbox One games if found yourself on the wrong side of the Xbox LIVE banhammer:

However, Major Nelson refuted that statement wholeheartedly in a recent Reddit video interview (see above or hit this link to jump to the question). Asked about the reported block on Xbox One games for ban victims, Hryb responded with the following: “Absolutely not, you will always have access to the games you purchase. Absolutely not.” He then suggested that you'd only find yourself banned from multiplayer.

The Xbox Support channel also published a mini-retraction of sorts:

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X10  Jun. 17, 2013 at 15:34

Only watched the first 4 minutes of that clip, but he didn't really justify the always on/24hour requirement with his comments there. The system could still do all that but doesn't need to be connected to the 'net every 24 hours on demand, that's just rubbish.

NostromoXP  Jun. 17, 2013 at 18:18

Only watched the first 4 minutes of that clip, but he didn't really justify the always on/24hour requirement with his comments there. The system could still do all that but doesn't need to be connected to the 'net every 24 hours on demand, that's just rubbish.


If I buy a game and add it to my family library and my brother then checks it out my system has to be told that the game is in use elsewhere. How would you do that without an online connection?

Allowing 10 "family" members access to my library is great and the only way that will work is with a connected device. I used to live in Scotland and my Dad and brother liked to borrow my games but they lived 250 miles away so getting the
game to them once I had finished with it was a pain. With this system I can release the game into my family library once I am done with it and allow one of them instant access to it.

I know this online stuff and game licenses isn't for everybody but I have absolutely no problem with it as I am online 99.99% of the time, I don't trade in my games and as a massive steam user (currently 458 games in my steam library) I love downloadable systems so I guess I am one of the few people in the world who don't have a problem with Microsoft's new vision of the future.

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