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”