No sooner did Microsoft announce its DRM 180 yesterday than some gamers commenting here on Kotaku and elsewhere on the web began wishing Microsoft would do another 180 and go back.
I have to admit, it was exciting. It was a kick watching "evil" Microsoft get their ass handed to them by gamer-loving "good guys" Sony. Sure, that was a gross oversimplification: It was really just two profit-minded corporations duking it out. But last week's E3 provided the sort of dramatic, good-vs-evil narrative…
You win some, you lose some. In changing its drastic Xbox One DRM policies today, Microsoft will actually be cutting some of the cooler features announced from the console. Everything's got a price, folks.
This could be the biggest backtrack in gaming history: Microsoft will reverse course on their DRM policies for Xbox One, dropping their 24-hour Internet check-in requirement and all restrictions on used games.