Microsoft Drops DRM Restrictions and Internet Requirement on Xbox One

Microsoft has listened to angry Xbox gamers who have voiced their opinion against its Digital Rights Management (DRM) policies for used games and connectivity requirements following the launch of the long-awaited Xbox One games console. In a recent post on its Xbox One page, the company have announced that users will no longer be required to connect to the Internet every 24 hours and the restrictions on used games have been significantly lifted.

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According to Don Mattrick, President, Interactive Entertainment Business;

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.

Some Key Features of the New Xbox One

  • It comes with Blu-ray and an 8GB RAM.
  • Top new games include Forza 5 and Call of Duty – Ghosts.
  • Built-in Smart TV functionality.
  • New super-sensitive Kinect sensor and voice control.
  • Redesigned controller with similar layout to that of existing Xbox 360 controllers.
  • And lots more…

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