In a bid to make the Xbox One competitive with the PlayStation 4’s lack of an always-online policy and sharing of used games, Microsoft has reversed the policies regarding the Xbox One’s sharing and DRM restrictions. In fact, things will be just like the current Xbox 360: “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,” Xbox head Don Mattrick writes. Fantastic.
He then states following:
“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.”
Though, there is a con to this much-welcomed arrangement: “These changes will impact some of the scenarios we previously announced for Xbox One”. So basically, some of the previously-announced features may be affected by the change.
But who cares? Gamers have one this battle, fair and square.
Via: Xbox Wire