So… apparently the overwhelming backlash was enough to get Microsoft to get over their DRM insanity with the Xbox One?
Amusingly, the way I hear it, the fan backlash isn’t actually what did it. Microsoft is playing it up like they did it for the fans in order to score PR brownie points, but allegedly it was really the Department of Defense who got them to back down.
No, seriously. Apparently, by DOD policy, the XBox 360 is the only current-gen console that American troops are allowed to bring with them on deployment. The 24-hour online check-in “feature” would, it’s claimed, have resulted in the DOD declining to grant a similar exemption for the XBox One; Microsoft would consequently have lost the entire American military gamer demographic.
Am I the only one who thinks that’s kind of hilarious?
No. No you are not.