Not surprising after both the first XBox and then the 360 were both region locked, but Microsoft did confirm that the new console would be as well.
"Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines before they are cleared for sale. We will continue to work with our partners to follow these guidelines with Xbox One."
Something I still find a little odd being that the PS3 was not region locked and didn't seem to run into problems around the world. No word on the PS4 yet though. At this time, Microsoft has no further comments on the matter.
"Regarding region blocking, Microsoft don't have anything further to announce at this stage. We'll have more to share later."
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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