Stockholm Syndrome, anyone? After successfully petitioning Microsoft to make a dramatic U-turn on its rather consumer-unfriendly DRM and online policies for Xbox One, it seems that a pocket of gamers have started a new petition to get the corporation to reverse the decision and re-instate them.
A chap named David Fontenot has led the charge on Change.org, urging Microsoft that the removal of used game blocks and always-online connectivity was a bad decision. "This was to be the future of entertainment," he pleads. "A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses.
"Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumer uncertainty. We want this back. It can't be all or nothing, there must be a compromise."
Ignoring the fact that Steam and the Xbox One's initial approach are not comparable at all, it doesn't seem like there are many people who share Fontenot's view as 356 people have signed the petition at the time of writing. And it seems that a few of the signatures don't exactly agree in the first place. "ill sign to help ps4 so we have no stupid people on the same console as me," reads one of the latest contributors.You can catch up on the petition's progress right here