Xbox One: Revised Policies Announced By Microsoft [Twitter Reacts]

Microsoft Xbox Changes

Microsoft announced revised policies for the upcoming Xbox One console after the backlash on social media reached a deafening level. People have taken to calling it the Xbox 180.

When the company announced gamers would be required to connect to the internet at least once every 24 hours, fans were irritated. After Microsoft revealed used games would become a thing of the past, players blew a fuse. And rightfully so. Microsoft seemed hellbent on restricting every aspect of the experience, a fact which they apparently regret.

“Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments, and listened to your feedback. I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One,” the company said in a recent statement.

After folks pitched a fit over these features, Microsoft decided to remove them from the Xbox One. Gamers can now play games offline without having to connect to the internet. What’s more, used games can now be enjoyed on the new machine. The console will also be region-free. But are these changes too little too late?

Once you bite the hand that feeds you in this industry, it’s hard to say you’re sorry. Gamers don’t like to be toyed with, and only time will tell if Microsoft can make amends to those they’ve alienated. Below you’ll find a handful of tweets on the subject, both form those who commend and condemn the company.

These folks clearly weren’t impressed with the news.

However, others seemed a bit more optimistic.

Then there’s this guy.

What do you think about Microsoft making some unexpected changes to the Xbox One?

Todd Rigney

Todd is a novelist, new media writer and social media enthusiasts. When he isn't busily pouring over information from the web he can be found writing down his own ideas. Todd's most recent work has even been turned into a critically acclaimed independent film. Todd loves cheesy kung fu movies, weird 90's industrial music, and collecting dusty VHS tapes . He's 34, married, and very pale.


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