BREAKING NEWS- Microsoft backtrack on DRM for XBox One!
That sound you hear is the internet breathing a huge sigh of relief. Microsoft, after weeks of bad press regarding their decision to lock XBox One games through a serial code and demanding a daily online check in from the console, has finally seen sense and backtracked on the decision. Moments ago, Xbox head Don Mattrick wrote on the official blog-
"I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360.
An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”
So this levels the playing field a little more with the PS4 and is clearly a reaction to not only fan reaction but to the fact that pre-orders of the PS4 are currently outnumbering those for XBox One. While this is predominately good news, it does mean that those hoping to install their games entirely to avoid constantly swapping discs will now need to keep their physical copies handy.
Some will be saying “about time”, some will be saying “I’m glad they saw sense”, yet some will be saying “too little too late”. Only time will tell if this can fix the damage already done by the incredibly poor press from the whole debacle.
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