Rumor: Microsoft Abandoning "Most" of its DRM Policies

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  1. I Peench

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    http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/19/r...abandoning-most-of-its-xbox-one-drm-policies/

    UPDATE: THESE HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED
     
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  2. Hova

    Hova Live Action. YiYiYi!

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    HA!!
     
  3. PepperNY

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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.

    http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update
     
  4. Black Republican

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    http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

    I was gonna get one anyway, but at least M$ has shown it will listen to the masses in at least one realm. But I'm sure the non hardcore guys already jumped ship, heads will roll.
     
  5. ConiglioSG

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    It was better the original way :(!! Arghhh!!!
     
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  6. Black Republican

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    Why? How does this effect you negatively ?
     
  7. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

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    Won't the regional restriction stuff help you?
     
  8. Danthraxxx

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    That's great news for GameStop .... And gamers still getting raped in both holes :(
     
  9. ConiglioSG

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    In way it does. I will be able to use the Xbox One after I move to Dubai (before I wouldn't have been able to). But I was in love with all the possibilities that the DRM "restrictions" were able to offer!!! Sharing your complete library with up to 10 people. Playing my games anywhere!! That was just awesome stuff!!

    I am happy to know that now I will be able to play Xbox from day one, but I'd have been ok waiting a few months for them to expand over to other countries. Even though, I am pretty sure a good VPN provider could have allowed me to skip that whole thing.
     
  10. ConiglioSG

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    It doesn't affect me. I just didn't really care about all the "negative" things people were complaining about, cause all the positive stuff for me was WAAAY ahead of all that.

    P.S. And this is coming from someone that is currently not buying original games, if you know what I mean. (I only buy those Ive really liked and I know I am gonna use... like fifa, madden, nba, etc).
     
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  11. Black Republican

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    Looks good to me, my main concern was DRM and toting my box around the world when need be. Thats been addressed so all +++'s from me. This is how it should have launched. Then maybe Sony would have been forced to market something noteworthy vs marketing directly against what M$ isn't or can't do.
     
  12. Bulldog

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  13. I Peench

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    Cheaper games because of DD? in theory i guess, but that can be always justified with "cost of developing games rise, so does the cost of games".

    Although two different generations and two differnet platforms, there are some on demand games on the 360 that are priced pretty high. Witcher 2 came out a year ago and priced at 39.99 on 360 on demand, amazon is 29.99 for a physical disc that i can re-sell. Yet, on demand is more expensive?
     
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  15. I Peench

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    Not getting into this debate again, lol. <--- http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/poll-next-gen.99271/page-9
     
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  16. Ryty

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    BOOM BABY!!! Thinking of the consumers. Little brother told me this when I got home from class so I'm reading it after I play a TMFL game vs Mr. Mason (and will undoubtedly lose).
     
  18. bawvu97

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    As someone who works in manufacturing just because it is cheaper for an OEM to make/sustain doesnt mean that those cost savings get passed on to the end user.
     
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  19. shootah66

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    so if you buy a game on disc for xbox one do you still have to download it to the hardrive or will it continue to function like 360 just pop it in and play?
     
  20. Black Republican

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    Should function just how the 360 does currently.
     
  21. shootah66

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    right on, thanx
     
  22. Wyrmreaver

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  23. bringbackjimmy

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    This is a damn shame...Xbox one was going to be awesome.. now why fucking bother..
     
  24. MartyWebb

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    Pretty disappointing about this. Mostly, I think, because it just makes them look weak. Oh, they didn't like it? Here, whatever makes you guys happy. That false sense of entitlement can only infest into gamers now that it seemed like bitching worked.
     
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  25. bringbackjimmy

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    Today is a sad day for gamers everywhere. WHY MS WHY did you let the tin foil bitches win. You just made a great system that would have eventually won when ppl realized its greatness and full potential. Now its still better than that crap they call sony PS4, but come on real men don't listen to crybabies. I mean come on if you anted to cater to some of them fine couldn't you do something without taking the awesome features out? Like only need disc while offline(have to be online to verify it to the system if your loaning it?), online features work the same while online.
     

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