Microsoft have shared with Eurogamer that Xbox One games will not be region-locked when the console releases this year.
“When the console launches this November, we will support Xbox One in 13 markets,” Microsoft said to the publication in a statement. “Xbox One may be used in all countries, including the non-launched markets. In addition, Xbox One games are not region locked. Any Xbox One game purchased at retail can be used in any country on any Xbox One.”
“That said,” they continued, “there needs to be a valid payment method corresponding to a supported launch country in order for any transactions to occur over Xbox Live, and some content may not be accessible outside launch markets due to geographic content restrictions imposed by content right holders.”
Xbox One will launch in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States this year. Certain other territories will get the console in 2014.