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[Various] Microsoft to backtrack on Xbox One games DRM and "always online"

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Microsoft is set to announce it will remove DRM restrictions on Xbox One games and the need for you to have the new Xbox "always online".

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Microsoft's direct post
Updated Xbone Q&A


Edited by That Guy - 6/19/13 at 2:40pm
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post #2 of 653
Reporters at giantbomb and polygon are also confirming this rumor now.
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Sign of a desperate company if you ask me. They aren't set in their convictions at all.
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M$ has done this before. W won't be surprised if this actually happens. I truly want both consoles to FLOURISH and I'm a PC guy.
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Not surprising really. The negative press really took a toll.

May even buy one now.
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I think this is the first positive PR the xbox one has gotten so far. Everything else has pretty much been negative.
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Wonder if they back track on the pricing too. That in itself is ridiculous.

If it had matching hardware to the PS4, I could sort of justify it for the Kinect being included but not as it stands.
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if microsoft does backtrack:

There there Microsoft, was it THAT HARD to do?

if they don't:

k whatever, I won't buy your product still.
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Now this just got hella interesting. If it's indeed true and they remove the restrictions, most, if not all of the X1 complaints will be out the window and we're back at having two consoles. Of course people are going to find something else to complain about (Kinect), but I do admit they backpedaled a lot faster than I think they would. Prolly happened once the military news gained traction and the utter PR disaster that's been going on.
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Interesting - even if they do, the bad press is still there. Wasn't planning to pick one up, but if a decent forza or project gotham racing is on it I may get it after a year or so, assuming this article is accurate that is.
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