Xbox One-Eighty: Microsoft Backtracks on New Console DRM
The Xbox One will not require Internet “check-ins” and will not impose restrictions on how games may be loaned or shared, Microsoft announced today. Early word of the announcement was first reported by Giant Bomb. The policy changes mean the game playing and sharing experiences on the One will be the same as they are on Microsoft’s current console, the Xbox 360. The company initially defended the DRM policies, including at last week’s game trade show E3, but backlash from gamers was apparently loud and fierce enough to effect a change.