A couple of days ago, I wrote about why I wouldn't buy an Xbox One. A day later, Microsoft made a 180º turn and backed down with all the nonsense about Xbox One. I don't know really why, if it was because of the gamers crying out loud or because they realized that Sony was about to smash them or something else but I ask myself: why Microsoft deserves our forgiveness?
They lied to us many times before. They said Xbox One needed to be always-online in order to function properly. They also wanted to screw us over, blocking gamers from being able to loan or gift their games to friends, insulted us by saying if we couldn't access internet that we should stick to Xbox 360 and, with vague language, used PR spin to force us to believe that, because the console was always-connected, itd harness the power of the cloud to give Xbox One infinite power, something Digital Foundry has said is impossible to achieve at the moment.
Now, after looking at the pre-order numbers from retailers like Amazon, GameStop and Bestbuy, and realizing that PlayStation 4 was trouncing the Xbox One in sales, Microsoft decided that all what it had previously said about the console didn't matter. The company completely abandoned its stance on used games, internet connection and region-lock DRM, stating that as it was with Xbox 360, so it shall be with Xbox One.
But if a company can so quickly change its stance, should we trust them again? Wouldn't they change again if the right opportunity presented itself, irregardless of how the consumer feels? Should we trust Microsoft so quickly, so easily again?
I guess not, I'm not the brighter star in the sky but I'm not stupid either. Sorry Microsoft but I'm not mad at you. I'm mad I realized I just can't trust you anymore.