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MicroSoft Kills Their DRM Initiative On The Xbox One!

 

There was huge backlash when Microsoft announced their new DRM “Pirate stopping” initiative for the Xbox One. They really went out of their way to protect themselves from the minority while really making the experience of the XBOX One a complete pain. Sony really rubbed this Fail in their face during the PS4 announcement by basically doing everything oposite of the XBOX One.

Apparently the squeaky gear does in fact get the grease especially when pretty much every gear is squeaking and the machine is about to fall apart and burn. Microsoft heard the outcry and they have changed the DRM policies for the XBOX One.

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One Games. After a one time system setup with Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without every 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 the 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 the Xbox 360.

Is this enough to regain your confidence with Microsoft and the Xbox One or has the decision making damage already been done? If you were gung-ho PS4 after the announcements are you still decided for the PS4 or does this make the decision any more difficult?

Via Xbox

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  • Micah

    There is a story I was told about how Jacksonville, Florida (FL) was almost silicon valley (I haven’t researched it, BUT I’m using this story as a parable). The story goes like this: Big computer companies wanted to have their HQ in Jacksonville, FL. The Governor saw this as a great opportunity to cash in on some tax dollars and made a law that would tax a company based on it’s global sales if its HQ was in Florida. Well, the big companies hadn’t settled yet, so they gave Florida “the finger” and went else where. Realizing the stupid mistake made due to greed, the law was repealed and they tried to get the big computer companies interested in FL again, but it was too late. The big Computer Companies didn’t trust FL any more and wouldn’t consider them at all. THE END. I tell you this, because all consumers should feel like the Big computer companies and treat Microsoft as FL. Stay away, because they will likely try to reinstate their policy at a later date when it is too difficult to switch….