Submitted by Eonjay 603d ago | news

Albert Penello Responds to Xbox DRM Rumors

Albert Penello has reached out to a follower on Twitter inquiring about whether or not DRM prevents people from playing games offline.

The question posed to him:
"Rumours of DRM still being on x1 are surfacing due to the guy that got x1 early supposedly he cant play ghost SP True?"

His reply:

Although Albert did not explain why Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts cannot be played offline, he stated that he would look into it. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Xbox One)

AceBlazer13  +   603d ago
Think this issue could use more than a "No" .
Godmars290  +   603d ago
Have any answers or responses MS given felt in the slightest way succinct since the XB1 was announced?

MS has the ability to brick a console by remote? To switch it off or on? That's a nice thought.
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Hicken  +   603d ago
BoriboyShoGUN  +   603d ago
To be fair Gods I believe both Sony and MS could brick your console in a heartbeat if they really wanted to.
JohnnyBadfinger  +   603d ago
Nothing is as clear as "no".
You people aren't buying his reply because let's face it, his answer doesn't suit your agenda. You want it to be true. You hate the Xbox brand with such passion it's impossible for your selves to be called gamers. Everything your playstation is now! Would be nothing with out the Xbox as competition.

Microsoft can't win with you people. They give a long explained answer "too much info, typical PR response"
Give a short response that is clear as day "too vague, needs more explaining"

Why does everything have too be a conspiracy with you guys?
Do you all board your windows every night before you go too bed? No? Then why are you so scared of a gaming machine?
Godmars290  +   603d ago
Not on a whim they can't. Not without massive complaints and class action lawsuits right behind.

MS was already going to be flamed on the consumer market with what they had planned and they're still feeling the effects in lower pre-order numbers. If people actually buy the consoles and either MS or Sony say that's it no more console, they would have to be bailing out of the console industry as well. Cause no one would touch another system from them. Ever.
UncleGermrod  +   603d ago
any company could do it, technically
BoriboyShoGUN  +   603d ago
Well no not on a whim, but im sure if you violate the terms of service they both can brick the hell out of your console. If they really wanted to.
4Sh0w  +   603d ago
"Rumours of DRM still being on x1 are surfacing..."


Seems pretty clear to me.  I think people are desperately trying to create a problem where there is none.
abzdine  +   603d ago
is it me or he's trying to have the Shu style?
mcstorm  +   603d ago
Wow is this site just full of bitching people? If you don't like the xbox one why are you even commenting on this? Go and comment on what you love about the console you want as this will make you feel better instead of moaning which people seem to do more on here than enjoy the news.
Septic  +   603d ago
Lol because Shu has a patent on the word 'No'
Eonjay  +   603d ago
Something seems really weird about this whole thing. First the guy said he could only play offline after he updated. Then he said his console was banned, then he said he couldn't play games.

It looks like Microsoft intentionally bricked his system. If he was playing online before, then he can't after a console ban. That is a hardcore ban right there.
kingdip90  +   603d ago
Unless its a check in thing... online play is active as long as you log every now and then to live.... he hasn't been on live for a bit and now can't play.

Either its a bricked system as you say or check ins are still active on this xbox or somethimg else is going on

Who knows really
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Eonjay  +   603d ago
Okay I'm going to bed but before I do I got a funny one for you...

Remember back in June when Microsoft said that you had to be authenticated within 24 hours or you system would brick... well damn if the system didn't brick approximately one day after the news broke.

That being said, there is no way he could have gotten a legitimate update. Lets wait for an update.
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kingdip90  +   603d ago
Yeah it doesn't sound like whatever he downloaded was the actual day one update that promises to get rid of the drm... unless this is an infinity ward clock in requirement but its all speculation at this point.

This is enough of a blow to effect xbox one sales though... this will turn a few early adopters off for sure.
hulk_bash1987  +   603d ago
Hopefully this "issue" gets resolved/clarified before the Xbox One releases. But all I can think about right now is that in 4 days I will finally get my hands on that beautiful piece of hardware.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   603d ago
I tell you thing these bastards have learned, and that is to respond quickly!!!!!! They dont waste anytime jumping on a rumour now lol!
NewAgeisHere  +   603d ago
Magicite  +   603d ago
Albert, Albert, we get it. Nothing has changed, MS were and still are a liar company.
drsfinest72  +   603d ago
Oh like shu giving "no" answers ont twitter too? Lol
DOMination-  +   603d ago
When he does it its ok
rainslacker  +   603d ago
Maybe he's trying the Sony approach with @yosp responses.

Of course those typically tend to be yes or no questions posed.
Xavilend  +   603d ago
Unreleased hardware needs an explanation for not working properly now? wow.
TheLyonKing  +   603d ago
Here is a better one, its all software rather than in box they can flick the switch whenever they want.

Once they have a big enough install base they could easily patch it in on an update. Nothing is to stop them.
M-M  +   603d ago
Sorry Albert, you can't answer like Shuhei on this topic =P.
osamede1  +   603d ago
so shuhei has a trademark on "no"? gotcha
Bigpappy  +   603d ago
Okay Albert they wouldn't listen to me so its all yours buddy.
Eonjay  +   603d ago
Oh God stop. I actually went digging because I wanted to know. Whether it was true or not, it was worth finding out. You didn't know and you didn't care. If this system exploded in your face you would still find a way to defend it.
Sci0n  +   603d ago
lol with his eyes gone and ears melted he would mumble in his last words cloud computing rules then croak.
tiffac008  +   603d ago
Hopefully its just a misprint on the back cover, like those PS4 games that didn't say they have Remote Play supported, when they are.
Riderz1337  +   603d ago
Why the hell would I listen to you lol?!
Beastforlifenoob  +   603d ago
Possibly, because he works at Microsoft??? Do you. Currently I trust no one and since im not buying an XBOX one or getting it early I give less then 2 shits and considering 99.999% of the people here are complaining why the fuck are they wastin time,effort and energy bashing a feature of something they are not going to purchase as if it affects them somehow. WOW you sad mofos, both the trolls bashing microsoft and those defending it... WTF are you defending a company, companies dont give jack ass about their customers, only the customers wallet, your practically a slave to the companies you are so fervently protecting.
SpitFireAce85  +   603d ago
It needs the cloud thats why you can't play it offline...;)
Riderz1337  +   603d ago
They have to get that extra 360P somewhere to make it native 1080P =P
Magicite  +   603d ago
You mean, to make it upscaled 1080p.
ELCUCO  +   603d ago
He has no clue what's going on...as always. He just made an appearance on GAF to confirm it to us how lost he is. http://m.neogaf.com/showpos...
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Shad0wRunner  +   603d ago
The next course of action, is to wait for Activision to respond and see what they have to say about it.

If Activision claims to not have any kind of DRM restrictions or online authentication in COD Ghosts....then Microsoft are straight up liars.
Eonjay  +   603d ago
Activision has been taking some heat from Microsoft lately. They nearly placed the 720 scandal squarely on IW shoulders... to which Mark Ruben replied by naming several other developers to counterattack claims of IW's incompetence. Therefore if its not IW, they are going to be very vocal in their decent. Its pretty simple, someone will ask IW if they are enforcing DRM. They need to answer this question.

Albert posted on GAF that Microsoft didnt ban SP on his system...even though the man's console is apparently a complete brick... so someone is lying or IW is gonna have hell to pay.
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GenericNameHere  +   603d ago
Not being able to play single player without Internet... Is that not what DRM is?
BABY-JEDI  +   603d ago
'No' is a short but not sweet answer. In all fairness to him. He doesn't know the answer. Maybe it is DRM? Maybe not?
5eriously  +   603d ago
Geez what a PR nightmare? Pe.anut.nello will most probably resign soon.

Moonlightswami were able to download the patch required but apparently thereafter M$ blocked that server for patch updates, Now Moonlightswami sits with a complete brick? So who is lying? Have your bets in gents!

We know the patch was not final but scary none the less.

Now the next thing would probably be that Moonlightswami lost any M$ "deals" with that innocent tweet about not able to play the game?

Cancelled my preorder! Not taking a chance on this DRM infested, untrustworthy, lying corporate giant!
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Kydawg  +   603d ago
Question: "Are you trying to insert your DRM rod into all Xbox fans rears?"
Albert: "Well if you put it that way then, Yes."
FrigidDARKNESS  +   603d ago
The reason why all tjis DRM stuff is coming up is because Sony DRM policy was uncovered and exposed uesterday morning. The article is floating out their on the internet so someone creates a false story on Microsoft DRM.

Mikefizzled  +   603d ago
He just explained it over on NeoGaf. The day one patch doesn't remove DRM because there isn't DRM on the console as of yet. The OS it comes shipped with isn't complete and has updates that expire after 24 hours of use. However Moonlightswami is currently banned from Xbox Live so is unable to download the fresh 24 hour patch hence being unable to play.
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TristanPR77  +   603d ago
When the first DRM rumors came to light, what did Microsoft said? We don't comment on rumors and what did the xbox community said? Imposible, you are all trolls, wait and see this is all lies. And what happened?

Kaboom!!! It was all true. If the xbox community wants to keep ignoring all these situations as always and enter denial mode then fine but other customers needs to be informed so they have all the information before deciding which console they will buy.

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