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PostSubject: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:50 am

Microsoft has backpedalled on its controversial Xbox One DRM policies.
In an unprecedented reversal, the platform holder has ditched the console's need to check-in online every 24 hours. Indeed, you will only have to connect to the internet once, and that's when you set the system up.
Furthermore, the renting and sharing of disc-based games will continue as it does with Xbox 360, region locks have been lifted, and the family sharing plan has been binned. That last one was actually a good idea, but it's a small price to pay.
"An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games," reads the statementfrom Microsoft's President of Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick. "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."
Amazing, huh? You can read the full announcement below.

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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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:51 am

I take it back... clearly giving Microsoft the "Finger" on their facebook page has worked, lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:16 am

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1969288/xbox_facebook_paged_attacked_by_spammers.html
I thought that this was horrible, can't believe people are like that, oh it's the internet than i can act like a 10 year old without consequences.

Personally i had nothing against the DRM or the used strategy that microsoft was running on the Xbox One. But this is a bonus for sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:18 am

Yeah it  was posted about here:

http://gearsinfo.niceboard.org/t3394-xbox-facebook-paged-attacked-by-spammers#26107

Bad tho isn't it! lol, Can't believe people went that far!

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:19 am

This is taken from Major Nelson's Blog site:


Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox One
Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, has made a blog post with an update on Xbox One.
Here is an excerpt from his post:
Quote :
…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.

I encourage you to read the entire post for additional details and how Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.
Thank you for your continued support of Xbox.
Update: It looks like the news site is having trouble so here is the full text of the post:
 
Quote :
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.

# # #
Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:30 am

Very glad to hear all this news!! Will still prolly wait to upgrade, tho..

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:32 am

OwnWorstNME wrote:
Yeah it  was posted about here:

http://gearsinfo.niceboard.org/t3394-xbox-facebook-paged-attacked-by-spammers#26107

Bad tho isn't it! lol, Can't believe people went that far!

Yeah i read that Smile
Don't get me wrong i love these changes, but i would have bought it anyway.
1. The controller, i love Xbox controllers, and the Xbox One controller looks amazing!
2. New and improved Xbox Live, i am an online gamer so this new Matchmaking sounds amazing! Search for a match while watching tv or netflix, and you will join straight away, that's amazing!
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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:37 am

Yeah Just didn't want your post being swolled up in the topic of it back tracking.

I also love the controller, that for me when the consoles where reveal was the only thing I loved.

Its always wikid getting xbox live improved thats never a negative and they did sound wikid ideas, But I mainly use my Xbox for gaming not tv so I wouldn't get much from the whole watch tv and search for a match and I'm not a always online kinda player either, I'll play if my mates are about but if they arn't I'll mainly just chill and play single player. MASSIVE KUDOS to them for listening to the fans and its certainly got me on the XbOne bandwagon, lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:55 am

Sorry about that i'm bad at quoting lol. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:58 am

Its not your fault too be fair, this text box doesn't seem to let you qoute someone and add comments, lol

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:05 am

Lol okay that's weird
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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:06 am

Yeah its a strange one

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PostSubject: Re: Microsoft Backtracks on Xbox One DRM Policies   Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:57 pm

XBO all the way!

In a strange way thank you Sony for making a stand and causing an uproar.

But I was always going with XBO.
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