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There's a difference between being able to do something and do something.

 

If MS adds the family sharing etc. for digitally bought games(which I hope), they can easily get bad PR just like they did with DRM and that's probably why they removed it.

You need to remember that PEOPLE ARE STUPID. If some rules like family sharing were available, they would certainly focus on it in their advertising. No matter how many disclaimer lines etc. you have in an advertisement, Averge Joe would not read it and MS would get complaints and bad PR because people bought a physical game and it didn't work as they'd expected.

 

That's what happend with the drm and family sharing etc. People got confused by all the rules, so MS removed it to keep everything simple. By adding the family sharing etc. back for digital only, things would get complicated again...

 

People didn't get confused by the rules, they decided that the restrictions Microsoft wanted to push were not a fair trade and were not in the interests of the consumer.

 

Honestly now, you're manufacturing issues here. If advertising it is a potential problem, don't advertise it - simple.

 

In the long term, digital distribution doesn't need any assistance (providing it's not done badly) in replacing physical media. Offer Halo 5 for preload with a midnight unlock and bam, the exodus begins.

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There's a BIG difference between people who comment in forums and non-techy people who doesn't comment or only read stuff on facebook etc.

 

Ex. my sister would probably not understand the difference, she would just hear about a great console with ex. a simple family sharing feature etc, and buy the console with some games in a retail store to keep it simple..

 

And if they included family sharing, which would be an exclusive feature, how could they NOT advertise about it? It would've been a big selling point.

 

Some people complained about DRM because they didn't think the benefits were good enough, while other non-techy people complained because all the news articles told them how bad it was (without focusing on the benefits it brought). Believe it or not, but the majority of game console users are actually those who doesn't know what DRM is, those who doesn't bother about check-ins (or don't understand it) etc.

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There's a BIG difference between people who comment in forums and non-techy people who doesn't comment or only read stuff on facebook etc.

 

Ex. my sister would probably not understand the difference, she would just hear about a great console with ex. a simple family sharing feature etc, and buy the console with some games in a retail store to keep it simple..

 

And if they included family sharing, which would be an exclusive feature, how could they NOT advertise about it? It would've been a big selling point.

 

Some people complained about DRM because they didn't think the benefits were good enough, while other non-techy people complained because all the news articles told them how bad it was (without focusing on the benefits it brought). Believe it or not, but the majority of game console users are actually those who doesn't know what DRM is, those who doesn't bother about check-ins (or don't understand it) etc.

 

How could they not advertise it? By not advertising it.

 

Let the smart people lead the change to digital, the sheep can follow on later.

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