Petition calls on Microsoft to reinstate Xbox One policies

New online petition asks Microsoft to bring back controversial policies; "this was to be the future of entertainment."

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A new online petition at Change.org calls on Microsoft to reinstate its controversial Xbox One policies that were dramatically reversed last month.

"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," reads a line from the petition's description. "Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed [sic] against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers [sic] uncertainty."

The online petition currently has 1,053 supporters.

The Xbox One's original policies mandated users connect to the Internet once per day and placed limitations on secondhand titles. When Microsoft reversed these policies last month, the company also ditched the Xbox One's family sharing plan--which was to allow users to share their games library with up to 10 family members on any Xbox One.

Sony's PlayStation 4 does not require any online check-ins or place any limitations on used games--information the company dramatically pointed out during its E3 briefing last month.

Microsoft's Xbox One policy reversal was applauded by retailers like GameFly and GameStop--which rely on the secondhand market--as well as Sims creator Will Wright, who said it was "impressive" that Microsoft revisited its stance on the issues.

Discussion

3439 comments
Irondiesel58
Irondiesel58

I hope your all happy with a new system that's just been gutted. You idiots don't even know it yet plus your going to pay more for it. Way to listen to Sony PS3/4 owners. JERKS.

Yamakoichi
Yamakoichi

this must be one of the chan trolls, or atleast m$ themselves.... no one wants this crap

daveg1
daveg1

its prob my microsoft hahaha...

epicalex95
epicalex95

I wonder if these people who made the petition actually have an education. "Future of entertainment," lol, entertainment. Anything you want to add to entertainment? That's a general statement, but then they went on to talk about gaming. I will correct the statement and say,"the lowest point in gaming." I corrected entertainment with specific gaming, and also fixed your misunderstanding of the policies. If you want me to correct any more of what you said in the comment about the petition, feel free to ask me to.

lozzacaile
lozzacaile

My point has just been proven! :D

TURBO-BURNER
TURBO-BURNER

Sorry guys but i think Microsoft are really sneaky and I have lost interest in them. Here's my list of links for the reasons why.

1. The Kinect - http://hackaday.com/2011/07/14/did-microsoft-steal-the-kinect/

2. DRM - http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/157616-microsoft-xbox-one-will-be-always-online-publishers-can-disable-game-trade-ins

3. Bribing People - http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/10/microsoft-fires-back-at-sony-with-free-game-downloads-for-xbox-live-gold-gamers/

4. Xbox 180 -- Microsoft kills the hated DRM - http://betanews.com/2013/06/19/xbox-one-take-two-microsoft-kills-the-hated-drm/

5. Apple versus Microsoft: The top 20 stolen ideas of the OS wars - http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/apple-versus-microsoft-top-20-stolen-ideas-os-wars-046

The Main Reason is that we are just like "numbers" to them that give them money. Nothing much else.

lozzacaile
lozzacaile

Quite sad you have people trying so hard to make something fail. You'd think these people would have better things to do with their lives than bitch about policies which we're better off with. No one likes restrictions, and when you're paying £500 for a games consoles, you don't expect it to be tethered. I applaud MS for doing the right thing and listening to its users. 

darth_rosco
darth_rosco

I can just imagine that MS will come out a few months after XBOX One is released with a statistic - "90% of XBOX Ones are always connected online". And they will be shaking their heads....

calloneous
calloneous

Much to do about nothing if MS had stuck to their guns and kept the old policies tbqh. These people that are against buying an Xbox One due to those policies were either overreacting, or just people who wanted to continue to keep cheating the system and making copies of games.

The funny thing is that the policies will still go into effect on Ps4 and Xbox One in the form that we have already  seen, but just with more emphasis...the VIP pass from Codemasters, the EA pass, the UPlay etc, which force you to buy a pass if you wish to play online, or enjoy full game features when buying a used game in which the code has already been redeemed

It is laughable that some people were making a big deal about having to have an internet connection to play...really? *Hint: If you can read this, you have an internet connection.

I have enjoyed both the 360 and PS3 greatly, and it would have had no impact on me whatsoever if MS would have kept their policies.

Too many fanboys on this site.

I hope Sony has fixed the aliasing issues that were problematic for PS3, and I hope MS has more quality exclusive titles.

It does tick me off that MS is going to force me to buy a Kinect at launch. I expect that if PS4 gets a substantial lead, MS will abandon that strategy.

JKeyz90
JKeyz90

i read on ign that the petition was started by PS4 fans so that the xbox could fail all over again and some other BS if that is true then that is just childish and sad smh 

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

Can I say bad idea....If this is the future of gaming as they said in the petition, I will be picking up some old systems and not buying new....good thing playstation understands us

Gargus
Gargus

Jesus Christ.

I never once made fun of someone for being an xbox fan, but after seeing this I am now convinced they are a bunch of god damned retarded monkeys.

truegamer22
truegamer22

I don't like how the Xbox One is not backwards compatible,and I don't like how the kinect 2.0 will stay on even if the system is off,what is Microsoft trying to ,spy on everyone who owns the console

FakeMythology
FakeMythology

The petition is too make Xbox One have the option to be the original model that was produced they don't want everyone to take the policy back they just want the option to choose either personally the only part that should come back is the family plan the digital purchasing will happen anyways

ken4062
ken4062

Xbox vs Xbox gamers civil war going on. Guess that console is all messed up and divided.

CyDidley
CyDidley

I signed the petition.

I most likely would have bought the XB180 at release, but because of the changes to made, I will not be buying it.

I no longer see much of a difference between the 360 and the 180.  Besides a better Kinect and a Blu-ray drive.  I already have a Blu-ray player and the Kinect isn't worth $500 to me.

Dreizel
Dreizel

Yeah, this confirms it, i'm definitely not buying Xbone for a long long while. 

I'm already on the fence about it because i don't trust microsoft yet after all that stuff, and i kind suspect they are going to try to implement those policies over time (and also the Kinetic is always on, and it is freaking creppy). Still i was considering buying it a year after release if everything was still ok and no changes back to the previous policies were made.

But now, with these freaks fanboys asking for those horrible policies, yeah definitely i'm going to wait more than a simple year to consider buying it, and still unsure if i'll ever end up buying it. 

Based on precedents i won't be missing much. I'll buy the PS4 and the money i was eventually going to put on an XBone will be saved up and used to upgrade my PC even further, something tells me this is the best strategy on the long run.

kgallis21
kgallis21

these people just need to stop, this is just crazy. Its like an abused spouse asking to be beaten some more. Just doesn't make sense.

modernrow
modernrow

there are now like 12,000 signatures and I think most of them are trolls trying to kill the xboxone

dmastor
dmastor

Please go back to the old way! 

liamv3
liamv3

I'm signing for the luls

AzatiS
AzatiS

1053 rich guys ( and their alikes ) dont care about rest of the world and their needs...


Way to go!! rofl

anvilone
anvilone

Reading this as a petition to revert to the original offer is a misinterpretation. They're not proposing something that would damage pre-orders or what the majority of people want. They're requesting that the original offering be available to those who want it.

Irondiesel58
Irondiesel58

@wearelegion5000 Petition for people who understood what was going on. You not included. You now will be paying more. Microsoft wanted to pass that cost on to the used game sellers not you. But you made them change that!!! Thnaks !

Irondiesel58
Irondiesel58

@calloneous Yeah I can't wait till your on sony's crappy online and not on Xbox one. At least We won't have the crybabies who don't know what they had till it's gone. Well now it's gone!!

Dreizel
Dreizel

@JKeyz90Kinda doubt that, the previous policies of XBOne were outrageous and people on board with PS4  are pretty much on the same boat that no DRM and no always online requirement is the way to go, if Microsoft had went with that model that would influence the direction of the future of gaming even if only a little and i don't think PS4 fans(and others) want to even allow that to be even a remote possibility.

The fact that Microsoft changed their policies is due to the Backlash they had, and that people started to go into the wagon of the PS4, i don't think it would be in the best interest of the people who are going to go with the PS4, that Xbox would get their bad policies back not only because that could potentially influence the direction of gaming but also because more people would stay away from Xbox and therefore it would erase competitive market, and competitive market is something that is good for us consumers.

Before Microsoft changed, there were already XBox tards who supported their new restrictive system and i know allot of them who actually blamed the people who complain about that and how now they wouldn't have family share thanks to these people(like that's our fault, Microsoft could pretty well have kept that even with removing the restrictive things, but they chose not to, not our fault that Microsoft was petty, they say they had to remove in order to erase the restrictions but i truly doubt that is the true case)  so it is not completely surprising that many of those original Xboxtards who already supported the Original plans of the XBOne to be petitioning to revert to it again. 

reborn007
reborn007

@CyDidley ...please explain the benefits behind why you signed...because right now you make no sense


DeathThrall
DeathThrall

@modernrow Yes, most of them are. I'm included within these trolls, in fact some of the top liked reasons for signing are trolls.

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

@anvilone yes as k said in MIB A person is smart, People are dumb, in other words talking to the mob is pointless.

Swo01
Swo01

@anvilone how can that be possible? developers would have to make different versions of their games because if a game cant be played used, it cant be played used. 


i was considering an xb1, now im not so sure

mercifulACE82
mercifulACE82

@anvilone Anvil you are truly a dedicated person and i applaud your attempt to enlighten the "mob"but i think your attempts to extinguish the torches are all in vain my friend.But good luck anyway :)

anvilone
anvilone

@Swo01 @anvilone I can't claim to know the workings of the original plan. M$ is acting like it has to be one way or the other, which to me sounds like they're just not being creative enough. But, I don't see why, when you purchase and install a game, you couldn't be given the option to add it to your digital library OR go with the traditional method. After that, it would make sense if that unique copy of the game is either registered to a specific license, or not.

anvilone
anvilone

@mercifulACE82@anviloneHa, thanks! :)  Of course, you're right. Progress and change are hard for most people to get behind; between M$'s awful PR and a healthy mistrust of any corporation, who can blame them? Personally, I would prefer to venture into new territory and see the good and bad for myself, rather than speculate endlessly about what *sounds* beneficial or not. I'm impressed by M$'s policy reversal, but I can't get passed that it was ostensibly at the behest of an *uninformed* consumer base. The #Xbox180 would have been a thoroughly more rewarding victory if we had already experienced and disapproved of the new system.

Irondiesel58
Irondiesel58

@ShadowofSonic @TURBO-BURNER 

So you don't mind paying more for each used game you buy? well Microsoft was going to get that $10.00 from stores like gamestiop but all of you raised your hand s and cried We want to pay more. WTF are you all thinking? It's not to late go sign now or you'll remember this every used game you buy. and every extra $10.00 you now have to pay for the new Live.

FakeMythology
FakeMythology

@anvilone @mercifulACE82  It wasn't explained well I was mostly miffed about the kinect the 24 hour check-in annoying but I could see this people's point if your target audience was a family that may have a couple of sons a sharing policy would be amazing digitally since two could be at different colleges one at home and still play a game together through shared titles via family plan