Remember way back when Microsoft was planning on integrating some pretty harsh DRM for the XBOX One? Major backlash went against Microsoft, and after a few rude comments (telling soldiers that if they wanted an offline-based XBOX, that the XBOX 360 existed), Microsoft did a 180 and took off the DRM along with some features that “required” the DRM to be active.
Well, there’s some that want the good ol’ DRM policy back. As of right now, there have been 21,309 signatures, and the statement of purpose reads:
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.
So, is this a troll attempt, or are gamers legitimately wanting the 24-hour online check-in policy and the other DRM requirements?
You can see the petition on Change.org here.