Microsoft makes U-turn on Xbox One DRM policy

June 21, 2013 by  
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Microsoft have decided to drop their controversial DRM policy for the upcoming Xbox One console.

Following a storm of controversy as well as Sony forgoing any restrictions with their PS4 console, Microsoft have been forced to drop the policy. You’ll no longer have to be connected to the internet for 24-hour check ins, and you’ll be able to buy pre-owned games and borrow games in exactly the same manner that people currently do.

Apparently, you’ll still need an internet connection to set-up the console, but after that you don’t have to remain connected if you don’t want to be.

The Xbox One is due to launch worldwide in November, and will be priced £429 here in the UK.