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By The Associated Press
Friday, June 21, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Microsoft is rolling back a much-criticized requirement that its upcoming Xbox One gaming console be regularly connected to the Internet and making clear that there will be no limitations on sharing games.

Microsoft Corp. has been criticized for vague statements about whether it will allow Xbox One buyers to play secondhand software. Gamers also did not like that the console would need to be connected to the Internet once every 24 hours.

Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment business, said an Internet connection no longer will be required to play games on the Xbox One after its initial setup, and users can share and play games they have on the Xbox 360.

Mattrick says the changes are in response to feedback received since unveiling plans for the console.

 

 
 


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