What exactly would it mean to you if Microsoft decided to to a complete 180 and change the DRM policies they announced during their Xbox Reveal? We know for many gamers the 24 hour authentication, selling and trading policies weren’t well received at all. Well maybe some folks threw a party over it. If you’re unaware of how it would work, check out this diagram:
Word out on the Digistreets (Rumor) is that Microsoft may do a major overhaul on their DRM stuff. If Microsoft decides to make the changes that gamers really want from them, a more open box, a “its my box and I do what I wanna do with it” Xbox One, would gamers embrace the change? These things are yet to be determined since this is just a rumor for now but imagine the excitement, the new fresh air for Microsoft if they do this. Let’s see what you do Microsoft because we are all waiting for you next move.
So here’s what Microsoft decided to do:
- 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.
Check out the entire article here and “way-da-go” Microsoft. This is a start.