Microsoft confirmed lingering Xbox One questions today, including whether or not its new console would require a constant internet connection and eliminate used game sales.
It turns out that the Xbox One will only require gamers to check-in every 24 hours, reducing the chance that there will be a bunch of always-online catastrophes.
"With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library," wrote Microsoft on its new Xbox Wired blog.
"Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies."
The 'benefits' of a routinely-on connection
Microsoft also outlined the benefits of its DRM-like, routinely-on connection for Xbox One.
Developers will be able to take advantage of the cloud by offloading the processing of massive, persistent worlds and gamers will have an updated system, games and apps at all times.
Owners of Microsoft's new console will also be able to access their entire games library from any Xbox One thanks to the fact that games are stored on the cloud.
"So, for example, while you are logged in at your friend's house, you can play your games," wrote Microsoft.
Xbox One used game sales policy
Microsoft also clarified its Xbox One used games sales policy, clearing the way for friends to sell or give a game to a friend.
"There are no fees charged as part of these transfers," noted Microsoft.
"There are two requirements: you can only give them to people who have been on your friends list for at least 30 days and each game can only be given once."
Xbox One trade-ins to stores, however, will be up to game publishers.
"We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers," wrote Microsoft.
"Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games."
The company noted that loaning or renting games won't be available when Xbox One launches this fall, but that it is exploring the possibilities with its partners.