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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komp1949d ago

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

darthv721949d ago (Edited 1949d 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.

malokevi1949d ago (Edited 1949d 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.

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4Sh0w1949d ago

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

Outside_ofthe_Box1949d ago (Edited 1949d 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.


***" 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.

Blacktric1949d 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...

jsslifelike1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

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

Who approves this fecal matter?

Why o why1949d ago Show
cwir1949d ago

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

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


loulou1949d 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

BlackTar1871949d 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.


rela82me1949d ago

This isn't the most current information released by Microsoft, that can be found here

"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.

Godmars2901949d ago

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.

DirtyLary1949d ago

Sony dictates what we want.

Get it right.

thechosenone1949d 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.

xHeavYx1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )


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

NatureOfLogic1949d ago (Edited 1949d 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?

BattleAxe1949d 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.

darthv721949d ago (Edited 1949d 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?

FITgamer1949d 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."

zeeshan1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

credit also goes to Sony for putting immense pressure.

longcat1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

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

4Sh0w1949d 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.

Mainsqueeze1949d 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.

dedicatedtogamers1949d ago (Edited 1949d 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.

gaffyh1949d ago

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

silenius1949d ago


Guys this is a historic moment...

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

sikbeta1949d ago (Edited 1949d 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!


ainsz1949d 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.

JokesOnYou1949d ago (Edited 1949d 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!

HammadTheBeast1949d ago

Kinect still required mandatory.

loulou1949d ago

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

guitarded771949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

AWESOME!!! I'm so glad they listened. It just goes to show that if we stand up for something, things can change... even if it is just a first-world problem. I'm still pissed about how smug they were initially, but I may buy and XBOX One now eventually.

But I still don't trust them. We all know what they tried to do. This should have been the policy in the first place. Also, GameStop may have had a big hand in it. They remover XBOX One from pre-orders... that could have been the tipping point.

SilentNegotiator1949d ago


Next on the agenda: Get rid of required Kinect, have bundles without Kinect included at $100 less.

SilentNegotiator1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

"I preferred the console as they announced it. I hope this has no impact on family plan"

Imagine how gamers would form 10 person share groups. That probably would have had worse impact on their sales than used games.


I can't believe you fanboys still think that Playstation gamers are hypocrites over this situation. First of all, look at the massive campaign performed to keep DRM away from PS4. Then, look at this comment section; everyone is ecstatic!

thechosenone1949d ago

I would never support a company that tried to push the BS that MS you never know what they might try to pull down the line. Sorry but they lost my trust. Also the games they showed off were extremely lame I'm not interested at all.

PS4 hardware is more powerful Sony has the best exclusives on any platform, PS+ and all the other little things that Sony is offering makes it a far superior product.

MestreRothN4G1949d ago

Even though we should be prepared for obvious hidden restrictions. The signal was very clear.

pompombrum1949d ago

Now offer a non kinect bundle for the same price as a PS4 and they'll have another preorder.

komp1949d ago

@loulou + 4m ago
"i sense a disturbance in the force.. it is like a million sony fanboys assploded!! "

I don't think so. I would say most of us SONY fans are thankful for the situation being resolved, finally. It means that going forward the awful DRM on consoles will not blight anyone due to this turn of events.

We all win.

JoySticksFTW1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

I get it, but let's savor this sweet sweet victory for now.

Tomorrow, we'll start in on MS over that price >:)

Congrats gamers!

Screw you, apologists

DragonKnight1949d ago

*clears throat* Ahem..... LMFAO! What happened to "The PS4 isn't a threat" or "The PS4 isn't going to make us change anything" or "We're not changing the DRM?"

This has to be because of the Jimmy Fallon show. It sure as hell isn't because of "the community." This is the same company that didn't give a damn about the community when they tried to pull this garbage. But once they heard the audience on the Jimmy Fallon show applauding what Sony was doing, they were like "oh sh*t the casual mainstream audience likes it too" and they changed the Xbox One to the Xbox One Eighty.

Microsoft are hilarious.

Gotta say though, congratulations to the Xbox brand's fans. This is a win for you guys today. Even if MS showed nothing but contempt for the core audience up until this point, you had to have been heard on some level.

Now then, I can't wait to see the shills backpeddle and pat themselves on the back at the same time for loving the DRM and now being happy that it's gone. Oh the hilarity. I would so love it if I could tag some members in this post.

Jessika_S1949d ago

I for one was ok, with what they had going the Idea for sharing games was interesting to me at least and some of my family and friends. Do I think this is great yes but you have to think that the infrastructure is there for them to turn it back on if they wish but then again Sony probably could as well. For today I guess it is a win for those who wanted this.

SilentNegotiator1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

"Preorders were not behind, Amazon best seller rank #1 even with drm and xbox fans were getting excited. This pisses me off! "

Uhhh, are you not aware that the Ps4 had about 7 places in the top 20 and Gamestop reports were saying Ps4 was ahead by a massive amount?

Xbox preorders were absolutely behind.

SecondSon1949d ago

Congratulations Gamers!
We have shown some of the biggest industries that they are nothing without us and that as a group we will always be stronger than them!

Gamers have really united over the last couple of weeks and I respect every person who stood up against this attempt to step over the consumers!

However I do think who ever preordered the Xbox One before this announcement does not deserve to benefit from our boycott! Whilst Xbox fans decided they wouldn't be buying into MS game others blindly went ahead and supported some of the most ridiculous business practises we have seen in quite a while!

If you have already preordered don't ever play your console if you happen to loose connection for 24 hours! You don't deserve to!

indubitably1949d ago

The previous method of only using game discs as installs benefited me way more than the changes do now. It wasn't just accepting it, it was buying what benefits you most. I never bought used games or sold my games so I did not care about that at all. I also always have an internet connection so that isn't a worry for me either.

Why o why1949d ago

Jokes, this doesnt necessarily mean game sharing is dead EVEN THOUGHT I didn't believe it was going to be like what some of you guys thought it was gonna be like anyway. It will be the same as ps plus maybe. Who knows. Well done though..pissed it turns out to be a bitter sweet moment.

Dee_911949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

WE DID IT !!!!!!
hell yea
I thought they would have to change some hardware and that would push the date back but I guess not.
This is awesome.Forza Titan fall ryse here I come :)
MSFT knew they wouldnt last long with those policies, no matter how often they tried to spin it

Winter47th1949d ago

Good day, but is the damage already done?

MizTv1949d ago

Lol still won't get one

Winter47th1949d ago

We have Sony to thank for this.

Sony3601949d ago

Very well said.

Now all Microsoft needs to do is give us free multiplayer, and it'll be doing at least one thing the Ps4 isn't.

But expecting not to pay for something from Microsoft is like expecting it to rain giraffes tomorrow.

ShinMaster1949d ago

It's great that they've made it less restrictive when it comes to online and DRM. But there is still the issue of being less powerful and more expensive and not being supported in a lot of places.
Paying more for less? Some people must REALLY like Halo that much.

SuperLupe1949d ago

Wow ... So we get the XOne a console with a better lineup of game o far the the PS4 with no DRM and no 24h check in : M-E-G-A-T-O-N.

Now just cut the price to 399 and its ON !!

Bigpappy1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

I hate this plan. M$ will hear from me. I want Real Xbox owners to contact M$ and let them know, that we prefer the plan that would allow us to share our digital games with family members. I prefer that over selling my games at a huge lost and buying used games at a $5 savings any day. At least this is the way it should work in the US. For people in the rest of the world who don't have reliable internet, they can keep that disk based system.

I plan on buy 90% of my games digitally. I would like to share and trade those games. I don't have time to be running to the store only to find they are sold out or only got for pre-orders.

I we keep listing to these right wing nosy people, we will never advance. We will stay in the 1940's. They always think someone is the spying on them and out to get them. What are these people really trying to high anyway. If the gov want to see me nail my wife, they are welcome to watch and see how its done. make sure you capture my butt in 1080p.

But seriously,: this is disappointing and will cost me a lot of money. My Xbox was always connected from day one and I have never had the desire to buy stolen games.

Please stick to your guns M$.

Now I am seriously thinking about leaving this gaming crap to the loud and obnoxious.

I think what they really ended up doing here is pissing off everyone now. Xbox was still seeing strong support, because some of us understood the benefits that came with sharing digital content. Now I have to run to the store and buy multiple copies of every good darn game because of a bunch of mindless sheep.

I don't know why people feel so proud of being lead around. You let a few anti-Microsoft nutts convince you that M$ is conspiring with the Gov to get you. You let them tell you that this is a political fight for you rights. All this is about, is rather you want to be able to download and share your games securely, or if you want to continue running to the store and coming back home to swap disk.

Here is the kicker. Many of you will realize soon after you buy your consoles, that you are buying lost of games digitally for the convenience of it, then you can't do anything with them. Can't lend, trade, sell, share... nothing. Enjoy your f'ing victory!

thethiny1949d ago

I actually , accepted the DRM , I thought it would be better to have your Library anywhere , and the ability to share your games with 10 friends at the same time. I also loved the idea of reselling.
But I guess , people wanted it this way , so I must accept that fate.

VersaVulture891949d ago

No one seems to understand that Kinect is NOT required for games... It must be connected, but that's more for the voice commands and navigation on the dashboard. For games, a majority of them are all controller based. Games like Ryse, Dead Rising 3, Fifa 14, Forza Motorsport 5 and Crimson Dragon all support Kinect and don't require it.

The only games that NEED Kinect are games like Kinect Sports Rivals and Fantasia: Music Evolved. Plus Kinect CAN BE turned off... It just needs to be connected. That's not a huge deal at all.

TOSgamer1949d ago

Xbox idiots complaining about the removal of drm just makes me want to slap someone. Your system of choice was gonna get smoked. Xbox one number one at Amazon? Its because Amazon was forcing about 5 different bundles for the ps4 to get one on launch day. Of course the ONLY choice for Xbox One was outselling any one of the 5 choices for ps4. Xbox got themselves back in the game with this reversal and the morons are complaining about it. lol

DragonKnight1949d ago

Wow. There are people that actually wanted the DRM. Incredible.

Conzul1949d ago

Great news!

We have staved off a repulsive future for a little longer!

Still mandatory KINECT, though. I refuse to purchase any piece of technology that won't work unless it's allowed to WATCH ME.

MikeMyers1949d ago

"Wow. There are people that actually wanted the DRM. Incredible."

So you've never bought anything off the Playstation Store?

nosferatuzodd1949d ago

oh Now feed back matters.

I still don't trust them if it wasn't for Sony everybody would be drinking drm for breakfast lunch and dinner right now later on when every one forget because of short memory DRM DRM ha ha ha we got you now you already buy the lie

dantesparda1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

They (MS) crumbled quicker than i thought. But this is a good day for gamers everywhere. Now lower the price to $350 and get rid of that stupid fvcking camera, you're system is inferior and shouldnt cost the same as the PS4. Now let the back pedaling begin!

Ares84HU1949d ago

I'm very happy about this!! Now the Xbox One has a fighting chance and there could be some good competition again.

RyuCloudStrife1949d ago

the Xbox one is still a surveillance device...

kparks1949d ago

If u ask me too little too late they got up there spouting the DRM is the future BS like gamers are morons then they refuse to change it then only after the xbox one is getting blown away by the ps4 pre-orders these money hungry pigs come out and say woops u guys are right and were listening.. Well i hope so because if u weren't xbox would be dead!

Dmagic1949d ago

Preorders were not behind, Amazon best seller rank #1 even with drm and xbox fans were getting excited. its number one because ps4 ran out of systems to sell dummy it is a top "sellers" list if you cant sell anymore that week then you drop

MysticStrummer1949d ago (Edited 1949d ago )

@ MikeMyers - "So you've never bought anything off the Playstation Store?"

Of course, because that's the only option with some titles. I prefer a physical copy any day of the week.

You guys who wanted DRM need to get it through your heads that you're the minority. Either that, or organize a movement of your own and see if you can get MS to change their minds again. Such a movement would fail, but it would be amusing to watch you try.

papashango1949d ago

I'm amazed people would rather say thank sony then just be proud of themselves as a consumer.

The people spoke and M$ finally got their heads out their rear end and listened.

This is a win for the consumer. Don't let anybody give another corporation the credit here.