Microsoft Does A 180 With The Xbox One DRM

Microsoft Does A 180 With The Xbox One DRM

Well that didn’t take long.

It seems that Microsoft has listened to all the backlash over their DRM policies after last week’s abysmal E3 showing and decided to make some changes.

Honestly, what else could they do? They were getting absolutely murdered online. Microsoft is known for forcing terrible products down people’s throats (Windows Vista), but the Xbox One’s DRM policies was such a PR shit storm for them they had to do something or risk losing the battle for our cash this holiday season.

Check out the full details of Microsoft’s 180 after the jump.

Here’s a list of all the changes that have been made to Xbox One’s DRM policies (courtesy of Destructoid)

– 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

What do you guys think – Is this too late or do think this will help Xbox One sales when it launches? Leave a comment and let us know.

– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01″

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4 Responses to “Microsoft Does A 180 With The Xbox One DRM”

  1. thatguy says:

    Hmm region locks dropped?
    Maybe It’ll work in my country now.
    Still not going to get it since PS4 will probably have more Japanese developer support and i can import games on it

  2. JimmyBones says:

    Unless they drop the Price. The PS4’s $299 price tag is a lot better then XBOX’s $399. Now if I can find out that they are going to let you have everything you purchased off the 360 network, and let you put it on the XBOX One. Plus change the damn name! You missed the chance to call it ONE, Years ago. -___-

  3. DevilSugar says:

    I think this is what is great about America. You get told to #dealwithit and then, in our dollar-ruled economy, we tell you we’re taking our dollar elsewhere, inflicting real change.

    I still think some pretty heavy damage is done, especially when telling our armed forces members to “buy a 360, a machine that will be obsolete in a few years.” That’s the kind of thing you can’t shake off easily. For everyone who didn’t already know, in the casual consumer market, this won’t make a difference, but for the hardcore crowd who follow these stories with their wallets close to their hearts, I think we’re still burned and PS4 is still the prettiest girl at the dance.

  4. raven says:

    im gona get it now and im showing my friends