Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
BajiRav

rumour Xbox One: No Games DRM or "Always Online"

367 posts in this topic

Hmmm... interesting indeed, they had to eat their own arrogance for once. Bravo for competition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now if they'd go back and recompile all the XBLA titles to work on the One, I might consider getting one. I can annoyingly accept the lack of backwards compatibility for my physical disc collection, but the refusal to support and forced obsolescence of my XBLA digital purchases is one of the chief reasons I'm against a digital-only ecosystem. Yes, I knew going in that they may not be supported forever, but damn, one generation after the 360? Thats plain insulting! There are many other titles I'd like to buy off XBL, but no way I'm sinking more money into them at this point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back up:

 

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone neogaf got the official xbox blog to load. Here is what they posted...

 

 

Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.

 
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future. 
 
Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One. 
 
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:
 
?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.
 
 
 
In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions. 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.
 
 
 
Thank you again for your candid feedback. Our team remains committed to listening, taking feedback and delivering a great product for you later this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

think they will get rid of the 24hr checkin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its true, thank ######. Works the same as the PS4 now.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No more always online requirement

The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours

All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360

Authentication is no longer necessary

An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console

All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline

No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs

Region locks have been dropped

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 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.

     

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console -- there will be no regional restrictions. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK...time to find a new topic to bitch about guys...how about the mandatory KINECT? :laugh:

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good news, I still don't plan on buying an Xbox180 but it's good to see they are listening.  I do think the game sharing (with friends) was a cool concept, however I think that no forced connect, no forced drm, etc far outweighs the loss of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

Moving forward takes balls, MS just proved they have no balls :(

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its true, thank ****. Works the same as the PS4 now.

Works better than the PS4's publishers/developers controlled DRM option.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Works better than the PS4's publishers/developers controlled DRM option.

I assume the same goes for the Xbone, developers have ALWAYS had the power to DRM how they want to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's official: http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

 

The question is, did it change anything about what they wanted to offer in the first place?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK...time to find a new topic to bitch about guys...how about the mandatory KINECT? :laugh:

 

That is now the #1 one reason I won't get one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's official: http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

 

The question is, did it change anything about what they wanted to offer in the first place?

 

Looks like you can no longer instal a game and not use the disc again.

Also, looks like sharing has been dropped for disc games

 

Well done fanboy p***ks

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's official: http://news.xbox.com/2013/06/update

 

The question is, did it change anything about what they wanted to offer in the first place?

From what I understand, it's essentially same as Xbox 360. Which is a big ######ing shame!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm really sad they had to drop the family sharing plan. I loved that idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So basically has MS pandered to the lowest common denominator? Poor show MS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They should have kept the original requirements but add the "you need the disk in the drive" and disable family sharing if you ever lose internet. That would have solved the DRM issue without permanently losing the cool features.

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They should have kept the original requirements but add the "you need the disk in the drive" and disable family sharing if you ever lose internet. That would have solved the DRM issue without permanently losing the cool features.

 

Exactly, seems like a knee jerk reaction.

 

There were any number of ways they could have worked this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great, now I can't swap from game to game without having to switch discs in and out again unless my games re all digital downloads. 

 

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.

 

There goes the some of the stuff I liked.  meh, I was looking forward to being able to share and give away downloaded titles to. 
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now all microsoft needs to do is fix their ridiculous price for the box and they may well become a competitor in this new console cycle.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's good. Still up in the air of which one to get. lol. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A win for common sense. Anyone saying otherwise is deluded.

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.