Following the wave of angry reactions, she folded Microsoft Office From its plan to oblige users of the new console to connect אינטרנט Permanent. There will also be no regional restrictions and restrictions on used games
The great console war between Microsoft and Sony took a surprising turn today, when the president of Microsoft's interactive entertainment division, Don Mattrick, announced Official site Of XBOX that The annoying restrictions imposed on the company's new console will be removed Following the loud protest of the public on the net.
"An internet connection will not be required to play the games Xbox One Designed for single player - After initial setup of the console in front of the Internet, you can play any CD-based game without having to connect to the network again "
Regarding second-hand games: "Replacing, borrowing, reselling, giving as a gift and renting CD-based games will work just as they have done so far - without any restrictions on the use or sharing of the games - just like inXbox 360 "
In addition, according to him, Microsoft Office Added a little lollipop to the story which even improves the situation compared to the company's previous console: all the restrictions of the region (Region Locks) will be removed, and it will be possible to play every game of the console anywhere in the world.
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The sharp turnaround in the approach of Microsoft Office It is partly due to the harsh response they received from users who were unwilling to accept such decrees quietly (and would have hurt sales of the new console to one degree or another), but it seems to be more related to Sony coming out with the rival console, not only Any trace of network-based protection inPS4, But will also price its competitor at $ 100 less, to add to its attractiveness as well as reflect the fact that it does not include camera (Eyetoy) or motion detection that will be required to be purchased separately.
However, despite this good news, Microsoft has reserved the news for some Problems that this drastic step brings:
• Ability to share a game between up to ten family members on a single account (via cloud servers) will be eliminated
• The ability to play CD-based games without the CD itself inside the console will be eliminated
• The step will require a software update (patch) at launch to update the consoles to the new state
Not all of these issues will manifest themselves in users who choose to stay in a permanently connected state:
"We think most people will use the console in offline mode, because they will want to get the benefits of the usability it offers. Their games will always be up to date, they will be able to switch between different content, use the smart matching system (Smart Match enables cloud servers of Microsoft Office Find a player of your level and server quickly while you do something else with the console, then bring you back into the game directly. AA), they will stream content, and will also be able to maintain the capability - if they are on vacation, or in a place with a connection Network Not quality - use the console in a different way. To be honest, I believe we add usability and do not detract from it - we add selectability into the console. I do not really see this as a loss for us. "
This is the conclusion of the division's chief product officer Xbox, Marc Whitten in an interview.
It is fascinating to see today how a huge company that previously did everything it wanted to, begins to align with public opinion, even before the start of sales of its product.
Is this another marker of a global trend of rising public power vis-à-vis giant corporations, tycoons and government bodies?
Will the move be enough to give Microsoft the advantage they are looking for in front of Sony, Or maybe the price difference will win? Tell us in the comments!