Petition asks MS to reinstate Xbox One restrictions

Proving categorically that you can’t please all the people all the time, an online petition has popped up calling for Microsoft to reinstate the always-on internet requirement and restrictive used games policy for the Xbox One.

Microsoft: Give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3

Don Mattrick, as seen by the petition-writers

The petition: “Microsoft: Give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3” has already seen more than 7,000 signatures.

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.

Microsoft famously backflipped on the policy after being heavily criticised at E3, but it seems that more than a handful of people really liked what they saw.

We’ll see how this pans out and keep you posted. MS has already gone back on its word once, we’re not expecting it to go again.

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