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Microsoft Said to be Set to Kill All Xbox One DRM Policies (Updated)

by Sean P. Aune | June 19, 2013June 19, 2013 1:06 pm PDT

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Microsoft is reportedly in the midst of talking to developers and publishers at this very moment about all of the DRM policies that have set the Internet on fire, and that it will be killing all of them off.

Giant Bomb is reporting that it has spoken with multiple sources and that Microsoft is indeed going to reverse all of its policies in regards to DRM on the Xbox One.

The breakdown of what Microsoft is said to be changing according to the report includes:

  • No more always online requirement
  • The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
  • All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360
  • An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
  • All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
  • No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
  • Region locks have been dropped

At this time this is very much a rumor, but sources are saying that it may be confirmed by the end of the day.

Update: Microsoft is in the process of releasing the information officially. We will have more soon, but it does appear the rumors are true.

Update #2: The official statement from Microsoft is out, and it’s all true.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...