Microsoft Comments On Its Xbox One’s DRM Strategy For Digital Games

The digital games will still be playable even if they are removed from the store.

Posted By | On 09th, Jan. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012


This week has been a busy week for gamers, though some of you have been experiencing a rather unique problem that was exclusive to gamers that purchased Far Cry 4 digitally. Earlier this week, Far Cry 4 was temporarily removed from the Xbox One’s online store which left players locked out of a game that they had purchased.

Speaking to, a representative for Microsoft has said, “If customers own the rights to a game, they can visit their download history and initiate a re-download whenever they please – even if the game has been delisted from Xbox Store and is no longer available for purchase,” This helps assuage some fears that a purchased could be removed without the player having a say in the matter.

This DRM policy is similar to that which was used on the Xbox 360 which enabled players to download content that had been removed from the Xbox Live Marketplace, providing they had purchased the game before its removal.

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