Microsoft quietly details what’s going on exactly.
All sorts of conflicting information has been thrown around about the Xbox One since its official announcement with regards to its connection policy and used games. Microsoft has dropped some details on Xbox Wire which make for some interesting reading.
It confirms what we already knew, that the Xbox One will not require a constant online connection to function, but will be required to be connected once every day to get things like software updates. Also, anyone who has access to your Xbox can play your games, whether or not they are logged in.
You can also give any game to a friend to play on their machine, provided they have been on your friends list for at least 30 days, and there will be no fee charged for the ‘transfer’, however you can only do it once. Also, you can trade-in used games and Microsoft say they will “not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.” Whether or not publishers allow it is an entirely different story.
You can read the details in full on Xbox Wire.