Neoseeker : News : Microsoft officially canceling Xbox One online and used game policies across the board
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S-I-E Jun 20, 13
aw, it looks like the tin man finally found his heart :3
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DedValve Jun 20, 13
Man those preorder numbers must have been horrifying for them to change so much. The fact that it took them this long and they haven't confirmed that it won't come back means this isn't over. We'll still see the DRM box just not yet.
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Rayce Jun 20, 13
quote S-I-E
aw, it looks like the tin man finally found his heart :3
Truth be told!

This is great. Microsoft listens! But they look so funny after Sony totally made them into clowns, so recuperating after that may take awhile xD
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SpaceWalker Jun 20, 13
PS4 is still the gamers console, and this is too little too late by Microsoft in my opinion, and an obvious desperation move in an attempt to get back some of their customers. I will still buy the PS4 over this, for various reasons.
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Cmm Jun 20, 13
So, all the fans who went to Sony after e3 are back again?
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DragoniteBallZ Jun 20, 13
Only some. They can backtrack and that might win some people back, but it is too late for a lot of people. The damage has already been done. I went to Best Buy to add XBOX One to my preorders and they said PS4 is blowing out XBOX One.
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Rayce Jun 20, 13
quote Cmm
So, all the fans who went to Sony after e3 are back again?
As Zombie_Barioth said in the other thread, some are still bothered that MS's arrogance on such policies were a terrible sign from MS from the start.
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Misc. icon Jun 20, 13
Microsoft used desperation. Only time will tell if it was super effective or not. Lol
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Deakin69 Jun 20, 13
If this is true many people will not even realise unless they look on a forum for example. Word will get out but so many are already going for the ps4. Whilst it will win some people back the vast majority have made the decision to go with ps4 and it will now be difficult to change that. I think most of us made a decision in our heads almost instantly.
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Rayce Jun 20, 13
quote Deakin69
If this is true many people will not even realise unless they look on a forum for example.
You've got a good point, it's been so well-known that MS screwed up that it will actually be hard to communicate that they're trying to fix it. I didn't even think of that, haha.
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Briinkx Jun 21, 13
quote Onine Policy
The Xbox One is removing a majority of its online DRM, including the 24-hour check in requirement and console region locking. An internet connection will still be required to setup a console.
Pfftt... Still not convinced.

quote Disk-Based Ownership
All disc-based games will run as they do on the Xbox 360, that is they run from the disc and not a digital account. No restrictions will be implemented on traded or loaned games. No online authentication is required, including for downloaded games which will function both online and offline.
Good, at least they have one thing going for them now.
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Zombie_Barioth Jun 21, 13
quote Briinkx
quote Onine Policy
The Xbox One is removing a majority of its online DRM, including the 24-hour check in requirement and console region locking. An internet connection will still be required to setup a console.
Pfftt... Still not convinced.
The initial online connection could just be for setting up your account and all that, things that obviously would require internet. Requiring you to register your account or anything else is another matter entirely however.

I agree about the way they worded it being sketchy though and I really wouldn't be surprised if they tried to work their old policies back in over time.
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Briinkx Jun 21, 13
quote Zombie_Barioth
quote Briinkx
quote Onine Policy
The Xbox One is removing a majority of its online DRM, including the 24-hour check in requirement and console region locking. An internet connection will still be required to setup a console.
Pfftt... Still not convinced.
The initial online connection could just be for setting up your account and all that, things that obviously would require internet. Requiring you to register your account or anything else is another matter entirely however.

I agree about the way they worded it being sketchy though and I really wouldn't be surprised if they tried to work their old policies back in over time.
As long as the internet connection is only necessary for creating an Xbox Live Profile (not just a standard local account) that has access to either Silver or Gold seeing as they've already confirmed they're bringing back the subscription based system. Like I pointed out when highlighting the "removing a majority of its online DRM" and you also agreed upon, it is horridly misleading. It feels as if that word alone has wooed quite a number of people, but then again, it might not necessarily be instakill to the other DRM-based games that they're talking about. Perhaps there are some planned/in progress that use online codes much like Battlefield or Assassin's Creed previously has. However, if there's an attempt at an always online DRM for some game/company (see: SimCity), sh*t's going down.
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