Microsoft Plans to Lift The XBOX One DRM Restrictions and The Online Rquirement

Microsoft XBOX One

Microsoft XBOX One

Good news for everyone who wanted to buy XBOX One. Microsoft is now planning to remove the XBOX One DRM restrictions from the consoles so that the customers will be able to resell their used games and share them. Another good news is they also plan to lift the online requirement of XBOX One. Previously Microsoft had announced that XBOX One will have to be connected to internet atleast once in every 24 hours to determine the legitimacy of the installed games on XBOX One. Both these policies made a lot of people complain and faced heavy criticism in several gaming forums and blogs.

Whathifi.com recently reported citing different unnamed sources that, Microsoft was planning to announce publicly that they will no longer implement the Digital Rights Management(DRM) restrictions to prevent users from sharing or reselling their used games for XBOX One.

Anyway the words became official when Microsoft announced the changes to XBOX One through the press release the announced on Wednesday. This press release included a lot of changes including the lift of online requirement and the DRM restrictions. The only online requirement would be, setting up the system one time for playing disc based games. The users will be able to share/resell any games on XBOX one like they were able to do in XBOX 360. Microsoft also announced that with XBOX One games there will be no regional restrictions and will be able to play on any XBOX One consoles.

It is pretty clear what motivated Microsoft to do this, considering the amount of criticism and heat from the consumers. Let us know your thoughts about this by commenting below.