Microsoft Completely Reversesl Xbox One DRM Policies

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Blog, Gaming, Technology | 0 comments

Microsoft Completely Reversesl Xbox One DRM Policies

Well that was fast!  Microsoft announces a complete reversal on its DRM policies for Xbox One today.

Here’s whats changed:

  • 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
  • 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

They posted the following on the Xbox Blog

“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,”
Xbox head Don Mattrick writes. He then states:

“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.”

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