Microsoft Attempts to Fix the Xbox One
After a torrent of internet criticism, volatile insults and around 10 million jokes at Microsoft's expense, they are changing their stance. The Xbox One will not require always-on DRM or have sharing limits. This information has been out for a bit, so why do we bring it up now? Well…
The DRM Reversal on Xbox One is not Common Knowledge
After a full two or three weeks of coverage on their highly controversial policies on DRM, it has been engrained in popular culture (of nerds at least). This is one of the biggest public image disasters Microsoft has had. It will take some time and a lot of announcing that they fixed it to bring people over. The second part of this news story is that Microsoft is going to have to repair their damaged image even more.
We are likely to see some free programs and other promotions in the wake of this event. We are not sure how Microsoft is planning to fix their image, but it will have to be something big.
The Reversal Reveal
The reveal first came in an interview then made completely official. Microsoft is still stinging from the huge backlash from gamers and is trying to repair their image to this day. While we only have anecdotes so far, many gamers on forums and other sites are saying this event has turned them off of Xbox One completely.
A Lesson for Other Developers
The one good thing that came out of this is that both big and small developers have learned that these DRM policies are not acceptable. Maybe 5 or 10 years down the line gamers will put up with them, but not right now. Hopefully we will not see a repeat of this for some time.