Originally Posted by Shrak
The fault isn't Microsoft, it's Don Mattrick. He shouldn't be allowed in public, ever. Yusuf Mehdi and Major Nelson are the only two that Microsoft needs to put in the public's eye to speak. Had they done this, the whole debacle wouldn't have been as
bad, people would have still been upset but not as many and not entirely for the same reasons ( or at least all of them ).
This might be true. I think the majority were upset about things that may not have even been true. I say may not because as of today I'm still unsure of the entire plan. It seems like all they needed was a pdf or something like it clearly explaining the entire process and have it all in one place. This could have been ready before E3. Some of us may have liked the plan, others may not have liked it. However, their e3 event would have been focused on their games with the press focusing in on some of the different aspects that the games are bringing to the table. Instead we have all these questions related to the drm and people are dissing the games simply because Microsoft is behind them.
Rather or not you or anyone else agreed with their drm in whatever form you believe it to be in. I don't think that anyone would disagree with me when I say they handled the whole thing very poorly and I'd go a step further and say the backlash they received for this is on the level of what it should have been.
What confuses me the most about this whole event is how long it took them to change their minds. If they were willing to turn around and backtrack the time to do it had long pass. They knew the community reaction from day one. They kept heading in that same direction so it left me thinking that maybe when they sort everything out it might leave us with a little more of a understanding of the whole process. I was apparently wrong on this as they dropped it all.
As things currently stand all the xbox one is a overpriced, under speced, ps4 with a built in kinect feature with the possibility of still limiting regions of where you can buy it and not a clear path to make it more indie friendly. Whatever might have been unique about this console as of the time of me writing this, has been lost. But you never know with Microsoft, they might change their minds 3 times more before November.