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access_time July 10, 2013 at 8:15 AM in News by Alex Co

Petition to bring back Xbox One DRM “features” is really a thing


Don’t look now, but some people are actually petitioning for Microsoft to bring back the Xbox One’s restrictive DRM measures — y’know, the same thing tons of gamers were in an uproar about a mere month ago.

Yep, you read that right. Over on Change.org, a certain David Fontenot states the following:

This was to be the future of entertainment. 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 consumers uncertainty.

We want this back. It can’t be all or nothing, there must be a compromise.

I’m genuinely not sure if this is someone trolling or just uneducated. For reference, Xbox One’s DRM measures was NOT like Steam and essentially meant that you can’t lend games, restrict how you resell them and required you “check in” every 24 hours even for a single-player game.

I can’t even see one good thing out of this whole “always-on” mess and if you do, please educate me no its virtues in the comments below.

Would you want the Xbox One’s DRM restrictions back or is this just one man barking up the wrong tree?

Thanks, NeoGAF!


  • ubernaut July 10, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    perfect example of how a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

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