Xbox One to be region-locked

Microsoft's upcoming console to follow predecessor.

The Xbox One will be region-locked, a Microsoft representative told Digital Trends.

This means the console will not be able to play games made for another region, unless the console matches that region. An American Xbox One will not be able to play a Japanese version of a game, for example.

“Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines before they are cleared for sale,” a rep told Digital Trends.

“We will continue to work with our partners to follow these guidelines with Xbox One.”

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