Microsoft to Reverse Xbox One DRM Policies

SphinxOG Jun 19, 2013

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    It's being reported that Microsoft is about to reverse all of its controversial Xbox One DRM policies.

    According to “multiple sources” cited by the Giant Bomb, Microsoft will undo everything that fans have been getting upset about since the console was announced a few weeks ago, outrage that reached its climax during E3 2013.

    Here’s an easy-to-digest breakdown of what that means:

    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
    Giant Bomb believes that Microsoft will accompany the announcement with wording to the effect of, “We've been closely listening to consumer feedback.”

    Even more interesting, it’s said that this announcement will come today.

    Speaking on Twitter the author of the piece said, "I do not publish stuff I am not confident in. Yes, it is sourced anonymously, but I vet vigorously." He added, "Could I be wrong? Yes. But I don't publish stuff like this very often."

    Brace yourselves.

    Oddly, What Hi-Fi is carrying the same story, from separate sources.

    source xbox30achievements
     
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    I think Xbox One just won round 2.
     
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    hope this is true..i will get the xbox one if they do make these changes
     
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    If this is true I will remain an Xbox owner!
     

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