Microsoft Says Xbox One Games Won't Be Region-Locked
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.17.2013
Games can be used in any country...
Microsoft has revealed that games for the Xbox One will not be region-locked. The company has issued an official statement via press release after it was revealed earlier this week that the console will be launching in thirteen markets this year instead of twenty one. The sistem will be delayed in Russia, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark to allow Microsoft to finish implementing voice support for extra languages into the dashboard.
The company's statement said, "When the console launches this November, we will support Xbox One in 13 markets. Xbox One may be used in all countries, including the non-launched markets. In addition, Xbox One games are not region locked. Any Xbox One game purchased at retail can be used in any country on any Xbox One."
In regard to the delay, they noted, "This was simply a software issue in terms of getting local language and voice support in the dash."