In a recent post from Don Mattrick, President of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, on the Xbox’s official website, posts that all the Xbox One’s DRM of always being online and the restriction of not being able to freely trade the games that are released for the system to any one the consumer wants, has been scrapped!!!!! He states, “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.” and, “There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.”
While this writer is not interested in a Xbox One, I can appreciate how the words and continuous drive of consumers calling the system out helped change a bad situation to evolve into something better. This proves that if a company wants to dictate what the consumer wants, then they should get it from the consumer themselves.
Everything is not all sunshine and happiness on my part though, the issue of independent developers needing a publisher so they may release their games on the Xbox One, is still a problem in my book. Not only does it restrict from a lot of games to be available on the system but also decreases its worth, not to mention the added price of the Kinect which is forced on the consumer and making them spend more. So I ask the question, does it truly need to have that big $499.99 price mark?
So how do you people feel about the Xbox One?Are you okay with it now? Or is there still feelings of contempt left? Comment bellow and express how you feel.