According to various sources, Microsoft have today briefed retailers in the UK how trade-ins will work for the Xbox One, reporting that as you trade in a game it will then be wiped from your Xbox Live account, and the shop can then resell it for whatever price they choose, but the game’s publisher will now take a cut and so will Microsoft, well according to MVC anyway.
Also ConsoleDeals.co.uk are claiming that you will have to pay a £35 activation fee upon buying a second-hand game.
This report also claims that the shop’s cut will be as low as 10%.
Alongside this EuroGamer also claimed that everyone who has an account on the same Xbox One console will be able to play the game, however if the game is played elsewhere only the linked account can played it on that console.
Eurogamer also claim that that the shop will actually be the one to pay the activation fee.
Check the source link below for more information.
[Update] Larry Hyrb has now released a statement on the Major Nelson blog claiming that these reports are “inaccurate and incomplete”:
“The ability to trade in and resell games is important to gamers and to Xbox. Xbox One is designed to support the trade in and resale of games. Reports about our policies for trade in and resale are inaccurate and incomplete. We will disclose more information in the near future..”
Source: Major Nelson