Microsoft reassures players that Xbox Live ban won't result in lost games

Ben Parfitt
Microsoft reassures players that Xbox Live ban won't result in lost games

Some might say that losing your game collection for being racist and homophobic on Xbox Live is actually a good thing.

However, the truth remains that racists and homophobes have big spending power (or at least their parents do) so Microsoft has moved to calm them by quelling fears that being banned on Xbox Live would result in them being unable to access their Xbox One games.

These fears emerged after the Xbox Support Twitter feed stated that "if your account is banned, you also forfeit the licenses to any games that have licenses tied to it as listed in the ToU".

The same Twitter feed later said that this answer was in fact in reference to Xbox 360.

Microsoft mouthpiece Major Nelson later insisted that the rumoured was “absolutely” not true and that players will “you will always have access to the games you purchased”.

What will happen, however, when the time comes for Microsoft to move on from the Xbox One. Will it continue to fund and service the Xbox One servers? And if not, will access to games for the console simply vanish, rendering them inoperable?

Again, Major Nelson looked to calm the situation.

“I'll just say this: We haven't even started this generation, so it's kind of early to talk about the end of the generation. That's certainly something we would not do. That's not the way the system is designed. It's designed for flexibility. But let's get the system out there first.”

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Tags: Microsoft , xbox live , games , Xbox One , ban , blocked , access

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