Microsoft adjusts Xbox One DRM policies, online check-ins and used game complications are history

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  1. masterchan777
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    Giant Bomb is reporting that it has spoken with multiple sources and that Microsoft is going to reverse all of its DRM policies on the Xbox One.

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    The breakdown of what Microsoft is said to be changing according to the report includes:
    • No more always online requirement
    • The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
    • All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360
    • An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
    • All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
    • No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
    • Region locks have been dropped
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    Update: Microsoft confirmed the changes
     


  2. GameWinner

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    Now Don Mattrick has to adjust his vision.
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    Edit: Woo, read the source. Xbox One is still sucky though.
     
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  4. BIFFTAZ

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    Yaaaaaaaaaaa Hooooooooooo !!!!! Wait up XBONE, I'm back :)

    Read my friend, Its official :)

    http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update
     
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  5. GameWinner

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    It's official, Xbox One is back in the game.

    Edit: Neogaf's servers melted under the pressure. :P
     
  6. 3bbb7

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    it's already too late, they should've realized this the day they announced this garbage

    even though I am more of a PC gamer, after this I'd still choose ps4 over xbone
     
  7. Jamstruth

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    I was starting to warm to some of the policies. To me all it needed was a removal on the online check to be viable. That Family Library idea was pretty smart as was the ability to gift games digitally. That'll no longer exist because of the disc check and it'll still require you to install it to the drive (imo a slight problem with a 500GB harddrive that might hold HD video as well as games).

    My main point of contention is just with MS and the Gold paywall. I can't watch YouTube, NetFlix or even browse the web on my 360 because of this policy. Revoke that policy and even with the trade-in issues I might consider the XBOne
     
  8. loco365

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    Wow. Microsoft actually listened to something.
     
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  9. ilman

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    Meh, didn't care about DRM that much.
    What I care about still isn't fixed - there are no good GAEMZ for the thing.
     
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    I have no fucking idea.
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    So Microsoft have apparently listened and saw the amount of dislikes towards the new XBox One, with the DRM and always online and it seems they have backtracked on the XBone, supposedly removing the game DRM and Always online feature.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    What do you think about this?
    I ain't an Xbox fan anyways, but this seemed interesting and I don't think it has been posted yet. (Sorry if it has, this is my first USN article)

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  11. Nathan Drake

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    By the way, all, remember:
    Before doing this, Microsoft snidely offered the 360 as the alternative to their prized baby. They ignored fan uproar and stuck to their policies through E3 until they saw, well, shit, people liked the opposite of what they were doing. They didn't say anything about the "always on", the required Kinect, the privacy concerns, etc. They also didn't say anything about the very limited launch. Some core issues may have been resolved, but the Xbox One still isn't exactly an appealing console.
     
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    There you have it complainers, now pre order it
     
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    is it still $499?
    If so then I'll stick with my PS4 thank you
     
  15. ilman

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    Sadly, there are already 2 topics about this.
     
  16. Plasma Shadow

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    I have no fucking idea.
    close this then c:
     
  17. Nathan Drake

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    Yeah, 21 countries that will have access to it, go pre-order it! Wait. That issue wasn't resolved? Big surprise.
     
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    Still no sale. That;s like someone trying to rob me then apologizing for it thinking I'll trust them again, ain't gonna happen. Fuck MS
     
  19. matthi321

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    Still not going to preorder it or the ps4, but it is good that drm is removed because then it can be hacked, and then I might buy it in 2-3 years when the price has dropped.
     
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    I forgot
    Will prolly buy one like...10 years down the road. But PS4 = first sale.
     
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