Xbox One DRM Fans Petition for Old Policies to Return

Utterly bizarre.

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Xbox One DRM Fans Petition for Old Policies to Return
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, 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.


config 10 Jul 2013 13:31
There is a compromise, which be to drop the stupid physical DRM and always online policy and keep the share with friends/play anywhere IF you've gone online in the last [choose a interval that's more than 24h FFS].
Instead, Microsoft took its bat & ball home, threw the baby out with the bathwater, which subsequently threw its dummy out of the pram (or perhaps that should be "the pacifier out of the stroller"), then stuck out its pet lip and bawled "f**k you, you can't have any of it you whiny little bitches"
Frankly, I'm surprised Sony didn't step up and say that PS4 would offer the baby, sans bathwater.
king skins 11 Jul 2013 13:13
I agree with config, they should have removed the DRM from disk based games and kept it for downloadable games... simple compromise, rather than throwing it all away
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