Today was a big day for the gaming industry after Microsoft has officially announced that they’re pulling the DRM policies from Xbox One.
Store retailers such as GameStop were extremely happy that Microsoft decided to cut off the DRM and bring back the used game market back on track. GameStop makes a majority of their money on used game sales which Xbox One restricted.
This is what GameStop had to say regarding the DRM changes:
“Gamestop welcomes today’s announcement from Microsoft about changes in functionality for its next-generation console, the Xbox One. This is great news for gamers, and we applaud Microsoft for understanding consumers and the importance of the pre-owned market.”
Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of business development and content is very pleased to hear that Microsoft has decided to sway away with DRM and let consumers allow to rent games. This is what Sean Spector had to say to Microsoft in regards to being able to rent games for Xbox One after recent DRM changes:
“I always felt good about the future of GameFly, but I feel better today. Today is a win/win for consumers, as well as GameFly. I think choice is always important, and now consumers have more choice. And I give [Microsoft] credit for listening to their consumers.”
Microsoft is now back on track with Xbox One and has finally brought some hope for their next-generation console warfare.
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