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access_time June 10, 2013 at 5:13 AM in Microsoft by Charlie Grammer

New campaign tries to pressure Microsoft into abandoning Xbox One DRM policy

New campaign tries to pressure Microsoft into removing DRM policy.

New campaign tries to pressure Microsoft into removing DRM policy.

According to a report on MCV earlier today, a new campaign called “Xbox Shun!’ is trying to pressure Microsoft into abandoning the planned Xbox One DRM policy.

The official campaign site can be found here, and at the time the article was written, had reportedly “attracted 1,037 supporters”.

The introduction on the site urges gamers to join, statingthat the Xbox One will remove several basic rights that gamers have always enjoyed. It even goes so far as to state that “Microsoft is now the biggest threat videogames have ever seen.”

One of the rights that the site mentions is the ability to share games with friends. They also include the ability to resell games as well as the ability to play them wherever desired (assuming there is a compatible console there and it is open).

This campaign, however, will be useless if people do not genuinely shun the console and choose to buy it, which reports (on last check Xbox One pre-orders were ahead of the PlayStation 4 pre-orders, at least in the UK) show happening.

Will the campaign be effective? Or will people continue buying the upcoming console, turning the protest into just another protest that counts for nothing?


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