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Microsoft confirms Xbox One policy changes

Bullet Jun 19, 2013

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    Xbox One DRM policies are being dropped today it has been reported , with developers and publishers being informed first of course. Right now we are waiting for more news from the official source and will post with more news as we have it.

    Ms are said to have listened to the Xbox community and taken action on all the negative feedback...

    The changes that are rumored to take affect so far are :

    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
    Authentication is no longer necessary
    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

    We will update as soon as we can.

    Big thanks to Delicous ...

    Keep us updated.

    Update :

    Heres the official word from Microsoft:

    Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox One
    Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
    For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
    Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One.
    You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.
    So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:
    An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever 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 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 Xbox 360.
    In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions.
    These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray.
    We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.
    Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.
     
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    See how simple that was, ridiculous how that was here in the first place.
     
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    Sweet, I knew it would change ;)
     
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    Woot! So glad I have my first day pre-ordered. Things are now looking way more positive for the folks that were jumping ship. :eek:hh:
     
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    About bloody time they changed it im still 50/50 but maybe swayed towards the one if theres a price drop hehehehe.
     
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    I believe it was a plot at free publicity. X1 has been talked about more and spread around for this BS all over the net, now they come out with this to show they care about customers. = Even more free publicity
    Way to go MS, well played. Evil fucking company....
     
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    I'll just get both now :)
     
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    Woot! So glad I have my first day pre-ordered. Things are now looking way more positive for the folks that were jumping ship. :eek:hh:
    good thing I pre-ordered both


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    I'm trying very hard to get the rest of the funds to get the PS4 pre-ordered as well.
     
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    they must have had both options in place, and obviously went with the risky one first to see the reaction and as it was so bad they have reverted to "Plan B" lol, and I say whooooppppeeee!
    But I wonder how many people they have lost due to this BS and if you remember M$ can change there policys at anytime its in the T&C's so maybe they did this to get everyone back on board then 6 mths after release there bring it all back in a update lol (sneaky) :ninja:
     
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