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It’s Official No DRM For Xbox One in Microsoft U-Turn

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It’s true! Following the news earlier that a U-Turn on the Xbox One DRM Policies was to happen – it only just has bloody happened! No DRM in place on the Xbox One. As of today June 19th Microsoft made changes to the Xbox One Q&A:

Update on June 19, 2013: As a result of feedback from the Xbox community, we have changed certain policies for Xbox One

In a “Your Feedback Matters” announcement, Don Mattrick, President, Interactive Entertainment Business Microsoft stated:

So, today I am announcing the following changes to Xbox One and how you can play, share, lend, and resell your games exactly as you do today on Xbox 360. Here is what that means:

An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.

Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.

In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.

You can read the full explanation and update here