It has been a tough couple of weeks for Microsoft since they announced their much anticipated Xbox One console.
At first Microsoft touted the Xbox One as an entertainment system mentioning nothing about gaming and everything about how they want to dominate the living room. Then Microsoft dropped the bomb at E3, the good thing was that Microsoft did not mention anything about the entertainment aspect of the Xbox One, but focussed on the hard core gamer.
Everything Microsoft mentioned about the Xbox One was fantastic and made it out as the console to have, until they came to the part about all the DRM restrictions such as having to be online at least once every 24 hours and the ability to not share or resell your disc based games.
Good news is that Microsoft, a company known for being hard headed when it comes to listening to customers, has listened to their loyal fans. Microsoft has unveiled in a new article that they will be lifting all the DRM restrictions as their loyal fans are important to them.
All the gaming aspects of the Xbox One will now be exactly the same as with the Xbox 360, you will no longer need to be online at least every 24 hours and you can now Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today.
In addition to being able to buy disc based games from retailers you will now also have the ability to buy them online on the same day as they are released at retailers. All Xbox One games will also have no country restrictions, meaning you can play any Xbox One game on any Xbox One console.
These changes do however have an impact on on the services that was announced, for instance you will not be able to share or resell downloaded games and when playing disc based games even when copied to the hard drive it will require you to have the disc in the system as with the current Xbox 360.
Good news is that Microsoft has finally listened to their customers for once and it may just be what they needed to save the Xbox One from a disastrous launch when it goes on sale.