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access_time June 20, 2013 at 1:15 PM in News by Alex Co

Microsoft: Xbox One “Day-One” patch has “always been the plan” regardless of DRM change


Yesterday, the gaming world was rocked by Microsoft’s sudden reversal when it came to DRM and how used games will work on the Xbox One.

However, it’s important to note that once you get the console home, you do need to connect at least once for a “day-one” patch. Some people were surmising that this was due to Microsoft’s sudden turnaround and that they have to “patch out” their proposed DRM mechanic for the Xbox One.

This doesn’t seem to be the case at all. Over on a podcast interview on GiantBomb, Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten talked about the “day-one” patch and how it’s “always been the plan” and that “there was always going to be a day-one update” regardless of any policy change Microsoft made.

So, there you have it, folks. For those complaining about the day-one update, keep in mind that even if Microsoft didn’t change a thing, you’d need to update it still.

(Day-one update part comes in at around the 4:05 mark)

How do you feel about Microsoft’s turnaround with the Xbox One’s DRM issues? Are you happy with it or do you think they can just as easily “patch” the “always-on” DRM mechanic at anytime?


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