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Xbox One back in favor after DRM u-turn

Well would you believe it? Microsoft has caved in to the negative criticism surrounding their always-on internet requirements and used-game policies. So much, that the company has decided to completely pull a u-turn and remove the need for the Xbox One to always need a connection every 24 hours.

We can’t remember the last time that a company have made such a massive reversal, solely based on feedback from consumers. Microsoft has done it now – sending Xbox fans delirious, not only with the removal of internet requirements, but also used-game policies as well. Shocking stuff.

Microsoft has sent out another press release, now confirming that consumers will be able to trade in their Xbox One games as normal. Like the Xbox 360, you’ll now be able to sell or lend games to friends without any limitations in place – a move that could now put the favor back on Microsoft’s side, for those that are still undecided on the PS4.

Another massive u-turn for Microsoft: The Xbox One will now have no region lock either. That means you’ll be able to purchase imported games and play them on any Xbox One system in any location. This one is a direct response to the somewhat crazy decision to only allow 21 countries to use the system at launch. Thankfully Microsoft has come to their senses on this one.

Don Mattrick has been in the news recently for a few unsavory comments, but you can read a full statement from the man here where he firmly puts things right, telling consumers that they have firmly listened to the constant feedback coming in.

The big question now of course: Does this change your decision on picking up the Xbox One over the PS4? We know a lot of you have already put in a pre-order for a PS4, but are any of you now actually tempted to cancel that and pick up an Xbox One instead, now that it has no limitations?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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