On the heels of the Internet crying out in anguish over Microsoft's proposed always-on connection and complicated used game sales policy, Microsoft has drastically reversed their position on a number of issues:
An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games - Systems will have a one-time set-up. Thereafter, you can play any disc-based game withing "phoning home." Just like the 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today - Just like the 360, no restrictions on disc based games.
Additonally, gamers will be able tyo download games from Xbox Live on realease day- and play them offline.
Overall, great changes. The interesting thing is the 2 changes eliminate virtually all of Sony's E3 cred, "We're not Microsoft with no restrictions on used games and no need to be always-on!"
Ultimately for me, this just underscores the fact that I'm going to wait until the consoles are actually released before I make any decisions on my next-gen console purchase. Currently, there's so much FUD out there that it just makes sense to wait.