Forums - Microsoft Discussion - CONFIRMED: Xbox One drops restrictions and DRM

Kantor said:
Honestly, I admire them for this.

It takes some guts to admit that your policy was foolish, unpopular and doomed to failure, and they realised in time and changed that policy. It's a lot better than many gaming companies manage.

The console is now competitive with the PS4 for really the first time.

What about used games?



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Soundwave said:

My guess is $399.99 XBox One will be the next thing they cave on. To be honest I think some gamers made too much of a stink.

Being able to share games like they were proposing with any 10 friends >>>>> buying a crappy scratched disc copy from Gamestop.

XB One needs to cost more then PS4 because of Kinect. If anything XBOne will be first to have a price cut, or they might make an "arcade" model.



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CGI-Quality said:
Attoyou said:
Too bad for Sony that MS wasn't dumb enough to go through with it lol. Good for gamers though! will pick up the Xbox One at some point.

Eh, I think it's better this way. I doubt this will hurt the PS4 at all, to be honest, but at least Microsoft has a much better chance than before.

Sure it will. Sony pretty much had next gen in their pocket. PS4 had more freedom, its cheaper, its more powerful...

 And the massive internet hate campaign will slow down. This is gonna make the Xbox One look a lot better. I would even say Xbox One has the better game lineup. 



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crissindahouse said:
any information about game sharing? i would really hate if we lose that now.


Unfortuantely, that is now out the window. Too bad they couldn't have left it an option like it was suggested. I would have preferred to have the 10 family/friend sharing with 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. "

Seems that Xbox games are region free as well.



AndrewWK said:
But didn´t they just fuck EA over? I have read an article where they said EA Ubisoft and several other major publishers where pushing those policies. And MS enabled them with those restirctions. I am really courious to see how they are going to react now.


What is EA, Ubi, etc. going to say?

"Screw you for listening to the consumer!"

It was lose/lose for MS and third parties up front.

MS listened to the investors and fans.



It's just that simple.

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Nsanity said:
gooch_destroyer said:
Let's see what Neo gaf have to say.

You mean SonyGaf?


Yeah. They really love Vita too.... Oh wait.



Nsanity said:
gooch_destroyer said:
Let's see what Neo gaf have to say.

You mean SonyGaf?


Come on that's just nonsense. The thread with unveiling had pretty much everyone being happy about this. Just because people didn't like their BS policies doesn't make them biased



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Nsanity said:
Kantor said:
Honestly, I admire them for this.

It takes some guts to admit that your policy was foolish, unpopular and doomed to failure, and they realised in time and changed that policy. It's a lot better than many gaming companies manage.

The console is now competitive with the PS4 for really the first time.

What about used games?

"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."

This seems pretty unambiguous to me.



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yo_john117 said:
crissindahouse said:
any information about game sharing? i would really hate if we lose that now.

Aye, I really hope that didn't change.

 

So now that this whole DRM thing is cleared up can we focus on how awesome the Xbox One games look? :-p

It's gone now..the sharing bit I mean

 

OT: This is fantastic! Consumers won in the end

Really? :/  Link?

 

They really should have given you the option to register your games like the PC does and then the digital game sharing thing would work.



crissindahouse said:
any information about game sharing? i would really hate if we lose that now.


Well you can do it the old fashioned way now by actually letting your friends borrow your physical games.