Microsoft received quite a backlash due to its Xbox One when the company first announced its features. Microsoft eventually back tracked and changed the DRM policy as well as the “always online” requirement. Now, a petition has surfaced asking Microsoft to bring back the removed features that Microsoft originally promised.
“This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers’ uncertainty,” the petition states. You can check out the petition here. So far there has been 1,500 signatures at the time of this post being published.
New features that were removed included the ability to access your games digitally across any Xbox One console using your Xbox LIVE account. You could also share your digital gaming library with 10 friends. Microsoft failed to place emphasis on the Xbox One’s new features and gamers lashed out criticizing the software giant for screwing up the Xbox One console. Microsoft eventually catered to the masses and nixed some of the new features that were promised.
On Monday, July 1st, it was revealed that Microsoft’s Xbox boss and President of the company’s Interactive Entertainment division, Don Mattrick, had left the software giant to become the CEO of Zynga. This was right after the Xbox One fiasco and many believe it had something to do with his departure.
Will Microsoft listen to consumers yet again if there are enough signatures in the petition? Who knows, but if you are interested in signing it, head over here.