Similar to Xbox 360, Xbox One will also be region locked. I don’t think that this should be much of a shock for you as in the ever growing industry today, region distribution makes things easy for companies
For those who know about region locking but haven’t quite understood the way it works, here is the gist of it. If you buy a game from the European region, the game would not work on a console from the North American Region.
It does look like a restriction; but again, the company may have its reasons. One of them could be protection from piracy.
We know, that gamers would feel restricted by the regional locking but every time a new console is released, people do tend to figure out alternatives.
Let’s see what happens when the Xbox One arrives. I for one, would have preferred Xbox One without region locking. What’s your opinion?