So, Microsoft is reversing their policy on DRM, but considering how late in the game it is I’m wondering if such a system actually ever existed. I feel a bit more like this is a move that was planned to try to make the customer feel like they’ve been listened to.
I also noticed a distinct lack of any mention of the other thing that has so many people concerned which is the always on nature of the Kinnect and the fact that the XBOne will not work without it. While you can disable it’s functionality (quelling big brother concerns) having an extra piece of external hardware be a requirement is cumbersome for those that travel and also irritating for those at home who didn’t care much for the Kinnect outside of a handful of games in the first place (or at all in the case of some).
I’m just not at all impressed with the direction “serious” consoles are going. Nintendo is keeping it real by sticking to their long standing model of cheap hardware + lots of inhouse games, but MS and Sony just seem to be remaining stagnant garbage. I am glad that a lot of devs seem fed up as well though, they’re going back to developing for the PC first and everything else second, this should hopefully keep the technological stagnation from being quite as bad as it was in the last generation.