Xbox One: Publishers Will Decide on Resale, Lending of Games
So the good news is, Microsoft won’t charge a fee.
Remember that fee structure that we so often bring up in regards to the Xbox One allowing used games? The same fee that could be equivalent to the entire cost of the game? Today, via Xbox Wire, new information has released regarding the loaning and resale of used games.
Of course, it’s all at the discretion of publishers. “We designed Xbox One so game publishers can enable you to trade in your games at participating retailers. Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retailers, publishers, or consumers for enabling transfer of these games.”
So while Microsoft won’t charge a fee for used games, game publishers just very well might.
Of course, this publisher-oriented discretion extends to lending games as well. “Xbox One is designed so game publishers can enable you to give your disc-based games to your friends. There are no fees charged as part of these transfers. 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.”
Is it really lendning if you can’t get it back?
You’ll also be able to allow up to ten people to log into their respective Xbox Live accounts and access your game library on the Xbox One.