Geen DRM en 24 uur online check voor de Xbox One

Microsoft heeft zijn policies over de Xbox One aangepast. Microsoft kreeg veel kritiek over zich heen door de DRM en de ‘1 x in de 24 uur online check’. Gamers en zelfs het Amerikaanse leger kwam met klachten. lees een statement en wat er nu veranderd.

“Update on June 19, 2013: As a result of feedback from the Xbox community, we have changed certain policies for Xbox One reflected in this blog. Some of this information is no longer accurate”.

“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.

“In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

Op de launch dag van de Xbox One verschijnt er een patch. Deze zorgt ervoor dat de DRM en online restrictie worden uitgeschakeld. Oh ja ook wel leuk om te melden. De Xbox One wordt ook regiovrij.