New Online Petition Wants Controversial Xbox One Policies To Return
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
A full 360?
Here we go. Back and forth and back and forth.
A discovered petition over at change.org is hoping to gain enough supporters for Microsoft to take notice and to reinstate the original policies the Xbox One had before reversing them last month.
Over 1,000 people have backed the petition after reading the paragraph that greets those who visit the site:
"This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers uncertainty.
We want this back. It can't be all or nothing, there must be a compromise."
Microsoft dramatically reversed the old policies once the news broke that the console will need to be connected online once every 24 hours and used discs could not be played on an Xbox One different from your own. Microsoft assured gamers that other scenarios were in place for people to buy, trade and sell games and to incorporate a sharing plan with 10 people but their lack of communication and confusing policies didn't convince anyone. After Sony came out and revealed their PS4 wouldn't have any restrictions, Microsoft felt the pressure to reverse the policies after poor pre-order numbers and a tirade of negativity towards the console shortly after E3.
Are you happy that Microsoft reversed everything or saddened that they back-pedalled? Will you be signing the petition? Let us know in the comments.