Confirmed: Microsoft to reduce Xbox One DRM and Online Requirements

by Email Twitter: ZacB_ Jun 19th, 2013 in News

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It seems someone at Microsoft has had a change in heart, as today the company have announced that it’s planning to reduce Xbox One DRM and Online Requirement features, claiming that they have been listening to the feedback from the Xbox Community.

Microsoft have made it official that the Xbox One will now play disk’s much like the Xbox 360, which means you can buy, sell, trade, share games with friends. The console will also no longer require a 24-hour online check.

“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,” Microsoft explains. “There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”

Unfortunately, due to these changes, the Xbox One will no longer be able to share digital games. Playing a game installed to the HDD will require the disk to be in the tray, which was not the case beforehand.

The removal of DRM and online requirements is good news for everyone who was doubting the Xbox One. Now that Microsoft is planning to change that, are you having second thoughts? Will you give the Xbox One another chance? Leave your thoughts below!

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