Xbox One Policy Change, How Microsoft Crushed Themselves
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When the Xbox One was announced, so many people were upset, and with good reason. It was incredibly low of them, they very much tried to rip you off.
I wrote this post with what was bad about the Xbox One before.
But as they realized, for the first time ever, literally nobody would have bought their product, they gave in and changed it.
Even though it is definietely better now, i still wont buy one, just because they actually tried to sell that piece of shit as it was before.
So what this means is:
No more always online requirement
The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360
An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
Region locks have been dropped
You can find Microsofts announcement here. Incredible how they managed to write it so nicely, they make it sound like they are heroes for listening to us. Well, they just want at least someone to buy their product.
Here is one example of the “feedback” they recieved. When they announced on facebook that you can now preorder your Xbox DRM, this was all that could be seen in the comments. Thousands of people did this.
After a really hard effort to justify their actions (which shouldn’t be necessary in the first place ), they surprisingly gave in. Only bad thing about that is i don’t get to laugh at their sales numbers..
Sony became consumer heroes at E3, announcing PlayStation 4 would treat used games differently. Sony released this awesome video.