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Your Feedback Matters – Update on Xbox One

Don Mattrick: You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world.

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

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komp1524d ago

Power to everyone who had a voice.
except to those who were prepared to just accept it and buy it anyway.

darthv721524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

now lets get back to what's important. games.

I look forward to what the new ps4 and xb1 have to offer.

edit: i liked the benefits of the family share plan and hope that part of their policy isnt affected.

malokevi1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

I preferred the console as they announced it. I hope this has no impact on family plan, Cloud implementation, or Kinect integration... because that would piss me off.

I am waiting for answers on these things. Desperately.

I would hate to see them axe awesome features because of a group of people complained endlessly.

bicfitness1524d ago Show
4Sh0w1524d ago

Backpedal or not the end result is a plus. Will it end the negativity, NO.

Outside_ofthe_Box1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

So much for DRM is the future. This is evidence that WE the consumer can dictate what WE want. Never just blindly accept and defend anything. Thank you Microsoft for finally seeing the light.

@malokevi

***" I hope this has no impact on family plan, Cloud implementation, or Kinect integration"***

The family share will most likely be tossed. I see no reason why the Cloud or Kinect should be axed though, those could work without the previous restrictions implemented regardless.

Blacktric1524d ago

It still costs 100 dollars more and still has mandatory Kinect requirement though.

"I preferred the console as they announced it."

Ahahahaha oh wow...

jsslifelike1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

Shouldn't it read,"BACKP-E-D-A-L" ??

Who approves this fecal matter?

Why o why1524d ago Show
cwir1524d ago

Mattrick:
-Don't thank us, thank Sony...

stupid Sony that wasn't ready for the future...

:D

loulou1524d ago

if true, looks like n4g is going to need something new to hate.. i already know RAM!!

it was obvious that this was going to happen. after seeing the pendulum shift with pre-orders because of this, there was no way they could continue.

@dartv72 have a bubble

BlackTar1871524d ago

good for gamers sad for M$ they completely lied to everyone and preached how it was a must and that its the future and yadaddadadad and now this role reversal. 2 days ago they said they were going to stick to their model.

sorry.

rela82me1524d ago

This isn't the most current information released by Microsoft, that can be found here http://news.xbox.com/2013/0...

"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.
"

Godmars2901524d ago

@darthv72:
Sorry, but its not over yet.

If the rumor is true as I understand it, XBO will still need to connect to the internet at least once. For many that's going to be one time too many.

And can only wonder what this is going to do to the OS(s) since they're going to have to almost rewrite them from the beginning.

And Still the PS4 is going to be the better deal in regards to price and power. Live TV is the only thing XBO has going. That and a few more exclusives.

DirtyLary1524d ago

Sony dictates what we want.

Get it right.

thechosenone1524d ago

They got their hand smacked and now they're reverting back to their old policies. lmao! The biggest fail in gaming history brought to you buy MS and the Xbone. DRM is dead! Let that be a lesson to the gaming industry.

xHeavYx1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

Here
http://n4g.com/news/1282628...

Still, $100 more for an inferior device who needs Kinect all the time

NatureOfLogic1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

I told people that MS and publishers NEEDED Sony on board to succeed. MS tried one last trick at E3, games and exclusive deals with some publishers. It seems they failed, now they're trying to patch up the bleeding. Is it too late is yet to be determined. Some gamers have lost confidence in them, rightfully so. They lied and lied, but I'm happy they changed it even with some blind followers.

Edit: Now MS will have this Image of being deceitful and evil. I'm sure they'll have to pay Sony for playing games on the disc, also what about hardware/software changes? delays?

BattleAxe1524d ago

That's great that they're changing their policies, but it doesn't change Microsoft's original intent. It's almost like if someone said that they wanted to beat you up, but then they learned that you were going to call the cops, and so now they turn around and say that they aren't going to beat you up because they will get into trouble. Why people support companies like this, I'll never understand.

darthv721524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

this has something to do with gamestop and the preorder situation. GS stopped taking preorders because this announcement was coming out.

a change of plans on the part of Ms would have to be sent out to retailers to inform them of the change.

Gamestop being one of the biggest retailers of new/used games probably got word of the change and stopped taking preorders.

Chances are those will open back up.

edit: no more family share plan = booooooo
but i can live with that. I wonder if they are contemplating changing the price as well?

FITgamer1524d ago

@darth it looks like the family plan is no longer a feature. "These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One. The sharing of games will work as it does today, you will simply share the disc. Downloaded titles cannot be shared or resold. Also, similar to today, playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray."

zeeshan1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

credit also goes to Sony for putting immense pressure.

longcat1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

probably had more to do with it being otherwise considered as an unethical surveillance device....and soon to be illegal

4Sh0w1524d ago

So no more game sharing? If so man I think they missed a golden opportunity everyone I talked to liked that better than used game drm.

Mainsqueeze1524d ago

Def going to pre order this today lol gonna have both ps4 and xbone! Way to speak up gamers and way to finally listen Microsoft.

dedicatedtogamers1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

FINALLY! Glad to see Microsoft listened, although it appears you still need to go online - once - to register the game.

"After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again."

It also means no online game sharing, no library streaming, no "play your library anywhere", stuff, no 10-person Family Plan, nothing like that. And Kinect is still required, which is a bummer.

Still, a huge victory for gamers, a huge blessing to Xbox fans who wanted to continue with their chosen brand, and (hopefully) a show of humility from Microsoft.

gaffyh1524d ago

You're welcome Xbox fans, we just saved your system from being completely annihilated.

silenius1524d ago

FINALLY!!!

Guys this is a historic moment...
WE WHERE HEARD AND WE WON !!! :D

Kudos to each and every one of us for speaking our minds!!!

sikbeta1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

Really greats news and really smart move, in Nov when the console launch, people will forget about the whole issue and all DRM-problem will be forgotten!

YEAH!!!

ainsz1524d ago

It's very nice to see that the consumer can still have an influence over a multi billion giant like Microsoft. Of course this was also a reaction to Sony's plans. But 'the customer is always right' still holds true.

JokesOnYou1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

This is stupid....yeah I complained but that was before I knew about game sharing, now with this reversal surely that means game sharing is dead. Thats stupid because it was a great option. So what do I do?..go back and complain for them to go ahead with drm, which obviously isnt going to happen. I think micro blew it on this decision listening to the whiners including me but it wasnt my fault since I originally thought it was full stop drm. Preorders were not behind, Amazon best seller rank #1 even with drm and xbox fans were getting excited. This pisses me off! All so we can wait for every damm person on planet earth to get internet, dumb*sses should of just ran a detailed survey among actual xbox live gold/silve t users asking which one we preferred of the two policies carefully outlining HOW each one worked. I bet my next paycheck game sharing would have won by a mile. F-ing micro is stupid!

HammadTheBeast1524d ago

Kinect still required mandatory.

loulou1524d ago

i sense a disturbance in the force.. it is like a million sony fanboys assploded!!