Microsoft 180: Xbox One will NOT have ANY Used Games or Online DRM.

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#1 S0lidSnake
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Official from Don Matrick himself. Praise Jesus.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

  • An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
  • Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.Don Matrick

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UPDATE: Looks like it's official. Their main QA page states that the info there is no longer accurate. See below.

Update on June 19, 2013: As a result of feedback from the Xbox community, we have changed certain policies for Xbox One reflected in this blog. Some of this information is no longer accurate please check here for the latest.

TODAY!

First popped up on gaf, and now GiantBomb reporting it. Huge if true.

http://www.giantbomb.com/articles/microsoft-to-pull-complete-reversal-on-xbox-one-dr/1100-4673/

Multiple sources inform me Microsoft will announce what amounts to a complete reversal on its DRM policies for Xbox One today.

What does this mean?

  • 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
  • Authentication is no longer necessary
  • 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

GiantBomb

They willl still have a weaker console that retails for an extra $100, but it's a step in the right direction.They have the games so this might just get me to buy it when it drops to $400.

 

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#2 S0lidSnake
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lol beat Crake by a second!

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#3 c_rakestraw  Moderator
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Amazing news. Good to see them thinking smartly for a change. The announcement is supposed to happen sometime today, so we'll know soon enough if its true.

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#4 wiouds
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I'll wait and see what MS will do.

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#5 speedfreak48t5p
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Seems way to good to be true. Didn't they say the policies were final?

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#6 The_Last_Ride
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I will believe it when i see it
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#7 CarnageHeart
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Great news if true. The console market needs two strong competitors.

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#8 dab198
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I will believe it when i see itThe_Last_Ride
That's where I sit. Frankly hilarious if it's true though, a win for consumers and peer pressure.
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#9 Ish_basic
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All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline

so what about using the cloud to beef up performance? Is that just gone?

Anyway, news like this, if it's true, is why I preordered an X1. Figured they might have a change of heart at some point and if they didn't, I could always cancel that preorder.

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#10 JML897
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I guess MS saw the writing on the wall.
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#11 The_Last_Ride
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[QUOTE="The_Last_Ride"]I will believe it when i see itdab198
That's where I sit. Frankly hilarious if it's true though, a win for consumers and peer pressure.

It truly would be, but these can just be false rumors set out by MS to win some over. But if they announce it and it's true on the release then i might actually consider it
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So what about the cloud computing? I thought the internet connection was so that the console could offload processing to a central server?
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#14 JML897
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these can just be false rumors set out by MS to win some over. The_Last_Ride
Patrick from GiantBomb supposedly has actual sources telling him this. It's not like these rumors are just popping up out of nowhere to try to get good PR
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#16 tribalTox
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I'm glad to hear this, if true of course. This upcoming gen of consoles I'll probably lean towards getting a PS4 first (Buy it in 2 years) and probably get the Xbox One 5 or 6 years from now.

I still have to catch up on the PS3 and all the great exclusives that have come out since I had to get rid of my PS3(I still shed tears thinking about it).

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#17 gpuFX16
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I'll believe it when it's confirmed. Even if there's a reversal, there's always that "blablba subject to change at any time" fine print. 

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#19 EvilSelf
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If this is true, it be great. Console competition is always beneficial for us, the gamers..

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The Xbox One Q&A page has been updated to say most of the information there isn't accurate anymore.

Update on June 19, 2013: As a result of feedback from the Xbox community, we have changed certain policies for Xbox One reflected in this blog. Some of this information is no longer accurate please check here for the latest.Xbox One page

So far so good.

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ITS OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!!! Holy shit, the community banded together and we actually changed something!!!!!!!!!

 

http://news.xbox.com/2013/05/qa

The new details page is not up yet, coming up soon. MS already confirmed.

dvader654

No no no. Didnt you hear UIF and GME....It was just a business decision. Gaf and you are worthless and changed nothing.

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The Xbox One Q&A page has been updated to say most of the information there isn't accurate anymore.

[QUOTE="Xbox One page"]Update on June 19, 2013: As a result of feedback from the Xbox community, we have changed certain policies for Xbox One reflected in this blog. Some of this information is no longer accurate please check here for the latest.c_rake

So far so good.

Now a $400 Kinect Free version. make it happen MS.

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And thus the console industry was saved and lived on for years and years to come. The end. :Pdvader654

UIF dies a little inside.

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#27 deactivated-57ad0e5285d73
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I may consider it now, I would like KI and Halo5.  However, this doesn't change the fact these guys in charge are a bunch of fckng a$$holes. 

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It's good for the fans of the Xbox if this is in fact valid, but I don't know if this will be enough to bring back some of those fans who decided to go in another direction as far as getting a next gen console.  Honestly, it should have never gotten to this point in the first place.  I can only imagine that there's gonna be a number of people at Microsoft who're gonna be shitcanned before this this is all said and done. 

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#30 EvilSelf
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Kevin VanOrd @fiddlecub 6m
Microsoft is not backtracking for you, the consumer. It is doing it to stave off a glut of negative press and word of mouth.

And what caused the negative press and bad word of mouth, we did.

dvader654

True. I could care less who they are doing it for, as long as gives the "gaming" part in a gaming console back.

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#32 c_rakestraw  Moderator
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Here's the official confirmation from Don Mattrick himself.

This is actually happening. Holy shit.

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#33 Flubbbs
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its been confirmed that Microsoft has also changed the name of their new console to Xbox One80

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#35 EvilSelf
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Wow!

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#36 EvilSelf
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its been confirmed that Microsoft has also changed the name of their new console to Xbox One80

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I almost started looking for that in the Update release lol.

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I...I...I think I'm crying...

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#38 S0lidSnake
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unbelievable stuff. Simply incredible.

They still have a weaker console that costs an extra $100 so I still wont buy buying it Day 1, but this is a step in the right direction.

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#39 xWoW_Rougex
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It is kinda sad that it took Sony's domination and loads of angry people for them to reconsider that filthy plan. 

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#40 S0lidSnake
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I...I...I think I'm crying...

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Dont cry just yet. They still have a TV focused Kinect console that retails for $500.

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#41 Pedro  Online
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I folks truely believe that the power of the consumer is null, this is an example of consumers making strides with their potential dollar.

 

Still not buying; at least not initially, because they were willing to bend me over and **edit** me.

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#42 S0lidSnake
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lol gaf is down.

They literally had a heart attack.

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#43 F1Lengend
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Thank you Sony lol.

I have a feeling MS thought Sony was going to apply similar DRM and also sell the console for $500 and when they dropped the bombs MS was caught flat footed, now they have no choice but to "180" their policies.  The preorder numbers musta been such a landslide in Sonys favour, that was the tipping point.

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#44 rragnaar
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Pretty surprising. I kinda figured they'd stick to their guns. I wonder how much mindshare they lost on the initial announcement and how much goodwill they can earn back.
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#45 EvilSelf
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This is an excellent piece of news, just like someone above mentioned the power of consumers shouldn't be underestimated.

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#46 Justforvisit
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Aw man, I was SO looking forward to see MS getting destroyed! I SO WANTED TO SEE THAT! :cry:

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#47 Pedro  Online
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Aw man, I was SO looking forward to see MS getting destroyed! I SO WANTED TO SEE THAT! :cry:

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Maybe next time, just wait. :D

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#48 Pedro  Online
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I think MS, Sony and publishers should lobby to have Gamestop pay royalties for used games sales.

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#49 MonoSilver
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I still won't ever get one. The damage has been done and it's still more expensive and less powerful than the PS4. Plus Kinect is still forced upon us.
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#50 1PMrFister
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Is this a dream? Amazing news, although I get the feeling that Sony's humiliation of them during E3 probably had more influence on this decision than the collective gaming audience. I'm still not planning on getting an Xbox One, although I may reconsider if they keep up the good news. Next up, let's talk about Kinect being "mandatory" and that $500 price tag...