With Sony pretty much stealing E3 when they revealed that you can pretty much do whatever you wish with your games, and NOT having it connect to the interwebs once every 24 hours, Microsoft announced today that it will pull the plug on it’s initial DRM policies, and retain what it’s been doing with the XBox 360. Meaning you can sell YOUR games, you can lend out YOUR games, and you can buy USED games. Furthermore, XBox One will no longer need to phone home once every 24 hours to tell it’s parent’s that it’s not doing anything illegal. XBox fans can now jump for joy.
The damage I think has been done, and I’m sure it has already lost some fans. Who know’s if they will jump back, with it having a higher price tag also will sure still play a major role. I feel that MS has not handled this all too well, and some comments made after the initial announcement will linger on to some of us. I in particular didn’t like that one comment from Don Mattrick, stating that users without good internet connection can just stick to the XBox 360. (see video)[youtube http://youtu.be/DxkEe_l7S3g]
I wonder if will get um….schitt canned.
And lastly, I just found out that some MS employees were sabotaging some Wii U displays at some Best Buy’s, saying things like ‘why buy a Wii U when the XBone will be out in a matter of months”. Way to stick it to them eh MS.[youtube http://youtu.be/nKI5QzPYP9k]
I will probably buy a Wii U, well before I get an XBox One. No matter, I made up my mind after Sony’s press conference at E3. My Playstation 4 is pre-ordered.
- Xbox One DRM policy changes waited on gamers knowing “complete story” (vg247.com)
- Xbox Pulls a 180 on Their DRM Policies; Basically Admits They Were Wrong (rivalanimus.com)
- Microsoft to Drop DRM and Always Online Possibly for the Xbox One (ugrgaming.com)
- MS Cutting “Cool” Features on Xbox One As a Result of DRM Reversal (putthatback.org)
- GameStop says Xbox One DRM decision is ‘great news’ (polygon.com)
- Microsoft’s Xbox 180: Upcoming Xbox One to drop DRM restrictions, internet requirement after public backlash (bgr.com)