Speaking to CNET, Microsoft chief product officer Marc Whitten has said that they would not lower the $499 price of the Xbox One even though rival SonyPlayStation 4 is set to release for $399. This is due to the fact that Microsoft believes that they are “over-delivering” value with the Xbox One with features such as their Kinect and voice commands.
While we are applaud Microsoft’s efforts to in supporting a DRM free console, it would appear that gamers who purchase game discs will not be getting some of the benefits of an always online machine. Previously with the DRM, gamers who installed a physical game onto their own Xbox One would also be able to access their games from any console as long as they were signed in to their account. With the changes to Microsoft’s DRM policies, this feature would be limited only to digital purchases. Furthermore, Microsoft will also be removing the feature for gamers to share their disc based games with up to 10 other family members even if they didn’t have the game disc.
These past few weeks have proved trying for Microsoft after they were heavily critique for their always online console. Gamers have slammed Microsoft about the Xbox One since the reveal and Whitten has expressed that the decision to move away from such DRMs is due to fan feedback.
“E3 was the first time our complete program was out there to get complete feedback. We heard that people valued the flexibility of physical discs.”
We’ve been (im)patiently waiting for developer Shedworks’ Sable since it was first announced way back in 2018. There are so many games out there, with so many styles, that calling something a “unique look” really means something. Sable, somehow, meets 2021 standards of unique. Its spare cel-shaded visuals are rendered
The last 24 hours have been a whirlwind for XBox owners. Early this morning Microsoft made the announcement that they were raising the subscription fee for XBox Live Gold, which up to this point, you kind of needed to play any XBox game online. MS said they were raising the
Microsoft and the XBox team are pretty well known at this point for throwing their cash around to stay competitive. They sent shockwaves through the industry last year when they announced the purchase of Bethesda, publishers of Doom, Dishonored and Wolfenstein. But this behavior goes all the way back to
Bethesda Studios is one of the largest game publishers of our modern age. They’re responsible for Doom, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein, Dishonored and other iconic franchises. There are few fish bigger in the gaming sea….except for the gigantic whale that just swallowed them. Microsoft shocked the industry this morning by