The Xbox One Will Be Ditching Its DRM [Update: It’s Official]By: Zach Walton - June 19, 2013
UPDATE: Microsoft just updated its blog to share the new Xbox One policy going forward. Here it is:
As such, the sharing of downloadable titles that was originally planned will no longer be applicable. Instead, Microsoft says that you’ll be able to share your disc-based games all you want.
Original story below:
Well, this is interesting
At last week’s E3, Sony thoroughly trounced Microsoft by announcing that the PS4 would not restrict the sale of used games in any way, and that it wouldn’t require a check-in every 24 hours. It was in stark contrast to Microsoft’s policies which were announced before the show.
Now, rumors are suggesting that Microsoft will be dialing back its DRM plans for the Xbox One after a week of nothing but pure vitriol being directed at the Xbox One. Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek has on good authority that Microsoft will announce the following changes to the Xbox One’s DRM policies today:
If this is true, then holy sh*t, this would be the biggest about face ever seen in the gaming industry. For the past few weeks, Microsoft has defended its DRM policies through a series of increasingly asinine statements that showed it was not only out of touch with consumers, but that it was actively, though perhaps not intentionally, stomping all over every consumer right.
We’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment on this story. We’ll update if and when we hear back. Just be prepared for the Internet to explode if this turns out to be true.