I just can't believe how much the Xbox One is changing. It's definitely becoming different than the system first announced. It's like the public is telling them how to have the system. And that is where MS is failing. The company is supposed to be responsible and knowledgeable for how their product is going to be ending up being, not the people in the streets who keep telling them how they should have this or that. It's shocking and it describes that the company failed with its own product; they have lacked direction, marketing and connection with the audience. Their vision was not to have DRM-free system or to have indie's easily available to develop on it, and not restrict lending, borrowing and renting, and so on. It was changed because people complained about all the restricting and lacking features, and expressed it should be changed. So, MS had to change their policies and marketing, because if not, they would of been obliterated by SONY with their PS4. After E3, the pre-orders and positive comments was much higher for the PS4, as much as 1:3 for pre-order sales. Yes, company's do ending up changing or adding features for the products before release based on public feedback anyway, but when a company keeps changing and changing them, even major ones, it just becomes disturbing.
In contrast to SONY and their vision to PS4, they haven't hardly changed a thing since their announcement. A region free console, no DRM (if the publishers decides to do it with their own games, it's their fault not SONY's), can rent, borrow and trade-in games easily, includes headset, easy indie development with the PS4, and so on. They knew how their product should be, how to market, lead, develop, and connect with the audience. Representing their wisdom and knowledge with us gamers. As people keep saying, they are leading the industry, with MS just copying them. Before people say anything, we are talking about the PS4 and Xbox One, not previous consoles.
I understand what MS was trying to first do with the Xbox One, and give them some credit for changing and adding on what they have done. But the market was not ready for how their Xbox One was going to be, and as I stated, they had to change a majority of those, or they would of had lost tremendous market share with the PS4, they basically had no choice. And we can't really trust MS yet with Xbox One. They have shown constant deceiving with their consumers. To enjoy most of the features of the Xbox One, we have to $60/yr. with Xbox Live Gold.
What is this? We have to pay for gold to just use a free app like Skype, record in-game DVR, and pay a sub to access another sub via Netflix?
We can't trust them, and should not be associated with them for a while. An example is when the government just screws with you, then of a sudden, they stopped. You going to suddenly trust them again like that? No, you have to wait and see how they will be afterwards. The Xbox One hasn't even been released yet.
When the consumers have to keep telling you how your product should be, it's a failure in the company's part. This displays they did not know what they were doing.