Microsoft have dropped their DRM restriction policy for the Xbox one. The company announced this development on the 19th day of June 2013. Now, this is coming after Microsoft and its flagship console were mocked and condemned to hell by gamers and analysts across the world but it is Sony who will get the credit as their positive PR immediately after E3 sent Microsoft’s gaming division out of business.
Xbox One will no longer require an internet connection every 24-hour, used games will work perfectly on the Xbox One and would also be region-free. However, gamers will still need a “one-time” internet connection before the console will function properly.
Here is a snippet what Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business president Don Mattrick said;
“While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.”
That said; Microsoft has not spoken of any price reduction or if a possible delay might arise due to re-writing the OS, but as it stands, many analysts still believe the Xbox One is just an over-priced PS4.