A new disclaimer has been revealed
on the official Xbox One page outlining where exactly Xbox Live will be supported for Microsoft's upcoming next-gen console. Those among the list include US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and a number of European nations. You can find a full list at the official website.
According to the disclaimer, those countries outside of the Xbox Live supported countries will not be able to use their Xbox One games. "Xbox One games are for activation and distribution only in specified geographic regions. See game package and/or retailer product information, for each game’s specific geographic regions."
Currently it is unclear exactly how Microsoft will be ensuring those outside of the supported countries will be unable to play their games, but hopefully these concerns will be answered before the launch of the console. According to Twitter responses from the Xbox support team (via NeoGAF
), those outside of the launch regions "would not have the full experience, and may not work." Another response revealed that the Xbox One will only be available in the announced regions, and those outside would "want to wait until the console is available in their region."
The Xbox One will be launching later this year in November at a price of AUS$599.