Microsoft has now detailed some important information about the Xbox One on its official Xbox.com website. It looks like the console will only be available for a few countries.
As announced a few days ago, the Xbox One requires you to have a broadband internet connection. Not only that but you are expected to connect to the Xbox Live servers every 24 hours to authenticate the games that you play on your system. It sounds like the Xbox Live servers will only be up for a certain number of countries.
Here’s the list of Xbox One Supported Xbox Live Countries:
If you live outside of these countries, you won’t be able to play the Xbox One console (yet).
Here are some other requirements for the Xbox One:
-Requires broadband internet (ISP fees apply), a Microsoft account and an account on Xbox Live in an Xbox One-supported Xbox Live country/region, and 720p or higher HDMI-compatible TV. To receive live TV via broadcast or cable, supported receiver device (television tuner or cable/satellite set top box) with HDMI output and HDMI cable required (all sold separately).
-Additional subscriptions, internet speed and/or requirements apply for some features.
-Kinect Sensor for Xbox One (included) and periodic system software updates required for continued use; significant updates may be required during set-up and over time (ISP fees apply).
-Some games not transferable and have no resale value; restrictions on games usage apply.
-Games, Kinect and accessories made for Xbox 360 or original Xbox will not work with Xbox One.
-Xbox One system software uses a significant amount of storage; less internal storage will be available to users. 500 GB = 500 billion bytes.
-Terms include binding arbitration with class action waiver to resolve disputes.
-Additional requirements will apply.