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Microsoft Backflips on Xbox One

Post by veya_victaous on Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:40 am

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2013/06/microsoft-is-removing-xbox-one-drm/

Microsoft Backflips on just about everything to do with Xbox One.

Interesting and good to see a Business Actually listening to consumers.
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Here’s Microsoft president of interactive entertainment Don Mattrick with the news:
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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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Re: Microsoft Backflips on Xbox One

Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:05 am

Wow, that actually makes sense. Go figure!

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Post by groomsy on Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:46 am

bill gates is a greedy bastard i dont see him doing anything for customers

but they will  do anything to beat PS4 which they have lost to since PS2
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Post by Lurker on Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Microsoft reminds me of the TSA and the knives, bats, hockey sticks....  "No, we don't want that!" "Okay, never mind."

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Re: Microsoft Backflips on Xbox One

Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:10 am

@dwg

Bill has very little to do with Microsoft nowdays
he is actually pretty good, for the super rich he does more good than a lot of them.

The Xbone is obviously some Sale/Marketing directors idea to try and get the markets they feel Apple currently have. It would have ended up with MS controlling a significant amount of TV advertising plus they hope to create a supply chain to match iStore.

The real Problem which the directors didin't think about is that anyone that wants that already has all the Apple stuff, the people with out it (i.e those looking at Win8 phones etc) don't own Apple products because they DON'T want that invasive advertising that comes as part of the Apple/Google Suite.

By trying to get Apple's Core market they have Alienated the Microsoft Core market. I think in Consoles this generation they have already lost to Sony. New consoles like the Android one and the Steam Box could change up the market, Steam box is the Big contendor since Valve the parent company owns the Steam Gaming Service/Platforms used by the majority of PC games.

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