In a response to all of the negative feedback that Microsoft has gotten from the Xbox One showcase at E3 last week; today Don Mattrick has just announced that Microsoft will be making changes to the Xbox One:
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- An internet connection will NO LONGER be required to play offline video games on your Xbox One. After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
- No more restrictions on lending, reselling, gifting, or renting video games on the Xbox One.
- The Xbox One will NO LONGER be region locked.
Don Mattrick has stated,
“While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.”
These changes to the Xbox One will drastically change Microsoft’s views for their next gen console but they have proven that they do care about customer feedback.