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Chart: How Microsoft Confused Everyone With the Xbox One

Illustration for article titled Chart: How Microsoft Confused Everyone With the Xbox One

For the past week or so, we've all been a tad confused about how Microsoft will be handling used games, online requirements and indie developers on its new Xbox One console.

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So many official Microsoft comments about these things!

Not all of them backwards-compatible with each other.

Friend-of-the-site Superannuation suggested that someone make a chart about it. Good idea, we told Superannuation, but how about you do it?

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He did:

Illustration for article titled Chart: How Microsoft Confused Everyone With the Xbox One
Illustration for article titled Chart: How Microsoft Confused Everyone With the Xbox One
Illustration for article titled Chart: How Microsoft Confused Everyone With the Xbox One
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Illustration for article titled Chart: How Microsoft Confused Everyone With the Xbox One

When you see it all laid out, it kind of helps, yes? The pieces almost fit!

Note: The people behind the PlayStation 4 have been keeping quiet about just how offline-friendly and used-game-friendly their new console will be. Perhaps that's because they saw what happened when their Xbox One rivals got chatty.

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Really, all we wanted were answers that made sense and were consistent. Bring on E3!

To contact the author of this post, write to stephentotilo@kotaku.com or find him on Twitter @stephentotilo.

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mrjoeyyaya
mrjoeyyaya

Microsoft did not confuse anyone with the XBOX One. We all understood clearly that it sucks.