Yesterday Microsoft shook the gaming world when they announced a complete policy reversal on almost all of the Xbox One’s DRM and internet policies. 24-hour internet check-in? Gone. You only need to be online during the initial set-up. Discs work the same as they do on the Xbox 360. Downloadable games work offline. Game trading or lending restrictions? Gone. Region locks? Gone.
The Xbox One will now essentially operate just like the Xbox 360. All of the above seems to be good news, but we have also lost some cool features. The 10 member Xbox Live family plan is gone, and you will actually have to use discs in the tray. Microsoft’s plan for a cloud-based gaming experience has been crushed because of DRM and confusion from consumers. We will probably have to wait for the next generation to see Microsoft’s cool new ideas.
So, now that Microsoft has done a 180, what will you be doing? Are you pre-ordering an Xbox One now that these changes have been made? Did you already buy one? Or has the damage already been done? Let us know below in the comments and vote in the poll!