Microsoft Removes Used Game, Internet Policies From Xbox One
Microsoft announced today that many of the policies that drew up outrage among the gaming community would be removed from the Xbox One.
Among the removed features include: restrictions on used games, required internet connectivity, and region-locking.
The Xbox One will still require an internet connection on its initial set-up, but allegedly will act similarly to the Xbox 360 for its other functions. This means that after installation, disc-based games will need to have the disc in the system to play, and you will be able to bring your disc over to a friend’s house to play games.
Ironically enough, Don Mattrick made the announcement today; the same Microsoft executive who said before E3 that users who wanted an offline experience could stick to the Xbox 360.
Is this enough to win back the audience that has been alienated during the past few weeks, or has the damage already been done?