Thursday, June 20, 2013

XBone 180

Microsoft have done a 180 on there always online DRM:
    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.
This is a good thing for XBone users but its something that shouldn't be celebrated because it shouldn't have happened in the first place. Like govements, Microsoft tried to sneak this under a 'cloud' of hype but most people saw though it.

What I really don't get is those people who are now disappointed about the dropping of features when dropping DRM. You people need to get YOUR HEAD CHECKED. Stop bending over for these corporate entities, you are the reasion horse armor DLC & online check DRM even exisits. Microsoft is still looking for for the publishers and not the consumers and they are going to screw you over in some other way with DRM.

No comments:

Post a Comment