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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 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.


User Comments (9)



Tasuki said:

Wow maybe they should have called this system the 360.

I thought that change would have to be done with a patch on launch day. If that is the case well don't agree to the patch and your system will be just like it was planned in the first place.



Anthinator said:

@Tasuki I think the patch is mandatory if I'm not mistaken. Although, allowing customers the choice would be interesting



oddly enough when Portsmouth city council decided to tear down the tricorn shopping centre (and ugly concrete monstrosity fro the 60's) there was a petition to save failed



hYdeks said:

This is proof gamers are not totally happy one way, or the other



Vincent294 said:

I think this is overall a good decision, though the game sharing was interesting. Just not worth the other restrictions.
Edit: By that, I mean Microsoft's reversal just to be clear. I'd rather not see the old policies return, at most, a middle ground (like just game sharing & game licenses). A full return of all the policies would be a disappointment.



Gamer83 said:

I seriously hope this is just a bunch of moronic PlayStation fanboys having some fun and nothing more than that because if there are people who actually think those policies were good I'm nervous for the future of this industry.



Zup said:

I'm tempted to sign it just to screw with Microsoft.

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