Microsoft preparing response to Xbox One DRM concerns

Larry Hryb, director of programming for Xbox Live, recently stated that Microsoft is listening to negative feedback on Xbox One's digital rights management issues, and now it appears responses to those concerns will soon be provided.

Responding to a Twitter user, Hryb said he will provide answers for DRM concerns and reiterated that Microsoft is listening to consumer feedback and that he is working on a response to address concerns. Hryb didn't say, however, if consumer feedback would have any impact on Microsoft's plans for the recently announced console.

Microsoft hasn't been clear on the exact DRM restrictions imposed by its upcoming console, causing confusion about how often it has to be connected to the Internet to work. Additionally, the company has said it's working on a feature "to enable customers to trade in and resell games," though it won't reveal how that method works until later.

Users of the gaming website NeoGAF recently started a campaign to bombard Microsoft and Sony with feedback on DRM issues such as persistent Internet connections requirements and similar issues, prompting Hryb's statements that Microsoft is listening to feedback. Microsoft had been expected to address DRM concerns at its E3 press conference on June 10, though the backlash may have sped up those plans.

Source: Larry Hryb on Twitter

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