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Xbox Backtracks on DRM and Always Online

Anthony Muzonzini

We predicted before that the only way that Microsoft's Xbox was going to be able to compete with the upcoming Sony Play Station 4 was if they backtracked on the issues that caused an uproar amongst gamers all around the world. It seems that they have done so because a couple of hours ago the Xbox Facebook page was updated with a link to an Xbox article announcing the changes.

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The Xbox One won't be coming with the DRM and Always Online Features after all / © Microsoft


It was the most logical thing to do after the Xbox's dismal showing at E3. There seemed no way back after the Redmond based company announced that the Xbox was going to have DRM and Always Online features unless the company backtracked on the controversial features.

According to an article on the Xbox website, users will be able to share, play and trade their games the same way that they do right now with the Xbox 360.

The console will never need an internet connection after a one time set up when the console is bought. Users will be able to play disc based games without ever having to connect online again. There is no more 24 hour connection requirement like there was a couple of weeks ago.

Downloaded titles can obviously not be shared or resold as before with the Xbox 360.

This will certainly be music to the ears of hardcore Xbox fans who were certain to switch to the Play Station 4 due to Microsoft not listening to what its fans wanted and this also certainly means that the race for the best console is still on.

Which console do you think will win the console wars?


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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) 10 months ago Link

    Way to go, but knowing that some ppl dont have an internet connection or just a dial-up or sth. like that, even the one time setup can be too much...

  • Anthony Muzonzini 10 months ago Link

    lol...yeah i was thinking the same thing. good thing i leave in canada though :p

  • red 10 months ago Link

    I don't trust this company anymore. They've ruined their credibility with me. And I agree, no one should be in the know what I buy, even if it's a one time (internet) thing.

  • Mark Inowei 10 months ago Link




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