So it may seem that Microsoft is having a change of heart. The policies that have caused quite a commotion in the last couple months have been re-written. Microsoft has listened to its loyal fans and our prayers have been answered. Don Mattrick released a statement today saying that, all DRM restrictions have been lifted as well as the 24Hr check in. This comes after Don Mattrick said, “Fortunately we have a product for people who Aren’t able to get some form of connectivity; its called Xbox 360.” So what did the Microsoft team change?
Don Mattrick stated that we can gift, share, rent, trade, and buy used games as we do today with the Xbox 360. New games will be available day one at launch in the Xbox One market place but sharing games on demand is a little more restricted than sharing a physical copy. The 24Hr check in is now thrown out the window, but when you get the Xbox one and fire it up for the first time you must connect the Xbox one to the internet it is a“One time system setup. Then you can play any disc based game without ever connecting to the internet again.” There will be no regional restrictions so any game can be played anywhere on any Xbox One.
After sony announced their DRM restrictions and policies and almost a week after E3 Microsoft really had no choice but to go back to the drawing board. It is Clear that Microsoft is looking to the future with the Xbox One but some people feel like Microsoft is pushing us into the future instead of slowly easing us into the future. So what do you think are you going to step into the future with the Xbox One or stay with your 360 for a while. Stay With All Things Xbox for all of the changing news about the Xbox One and any other Xbox news