A surging tide of negative consumer sentiment has resulted in a sea change at Microsoft, who today said it would drop many restrictions announced for the upcoming Xbox One gaming console.
Multiple tech sites are reporting Microsoft is “heeding gamer feedback” and changing how the eighth-generation console, due to be released before Christmas, operates.
Gamers flooded the internet with complaints after the tech giant announced the $500 machine required an internet connection to play games, wouldn’t play used games and even required the motion-detecting Kinect sensor to be connected.
Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment business, said in a blog post titled “Your Feedback Matters” that an internet connection will no longer be required to play games on the Xbox One after its initial setup, and users can share and play games like they have on the Xbox 360.
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