Crucial Xbox One Features May Return In Reaction To Consumer Feedback

Microsoft, who recently reveresed a few key DRM policies after the Xbox One’s initial reveal, may reinstate a few features, “If it’s something that people are really excited about and want,” says chief product officer Marc Whitten.

Speaking to IGN, Whitten said that a feature like Xbox One’s family sharing plan, which would allow up to 10 people access to your gaming library, could return. “If it’s something that people are really excited about and want, we’re going to make sure that we find the right way to bring it back,” he stated.

According to a recent petition, there are a number of gamers who are encouraging Microsoft to yet again reverse a few of their policies in order to bring back some of the Xbox One’s more unique features that were originally promised during the consoles unveiling.

An alleged Xbox One developer who recently participated in an “Ask Me Anything” on reddit, said that, “The petition shows there are lots of people who want these benefits as much as I do and clearly our execs care or Marc Whitten wouldn’t have referred to it in his IGN interview.”

He also made mention of Microsoft’s relationship with the public, admitting that the initial reveal of the next-generation console lacked clarity. “I think it’s pretty simple,” he said. “We’ve got to just talk more, get people understanding what our system is.”

What sort of course of action do you believe Microsoft should take? Would you like to see some of the Xbox One’s policies and features return after being scrapped due to consumer feedback?

Thanks, VG247.

  • Thom

    the only way they can bring it back is via DRM. which the Xbox guys clearly don’t want. they’re in a lose, lose situation, if they bring the DRM back they’ll feel the wrath again, if they don’t bring these features back, Xbox fans moan, they can’t win at the moment. however if they implement something along the lines of the PS3, where you can have 2 consoles that are allowed to play the games, then they may get some good feedback for it. but i can’t see them referencing their biggest competitor in the console market for a solution.

    • Alvaro Munive

      well there’s another way, only applying family share to downloaded games(Games on demand), because obiously you can share you physical games in the regular way.

      • Thom

        but the people have to be on your friends list to implement that one, hence the F+F scheme, which i thought was a wicked idea. especially for households with multiple consoles, or couples. it made a lot of sense. but to ensure that the person who’s sharing it is on your friends list to allow them on your F+F sharing list, you’d need some form of online ‘check’ so the console and microsoft can see if the system is implemented well. and that it works. also so it can see that the person with a copy of your purchased title is a friend that you’ve allowed to play. that is an issue, however the multiple console game sharing has been done, by sony in the current gen, the only ‘DRM’ is that i can’t be signed in on both consoles. which doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

  • Alex Melendez

    For a second I thought the title meant that DRM might comeback, I was gonna get ready to cancel my pre order.

    • http://mp1st.com/ David Veselka

      Who knows what finding “the right way to bring it back” means :S

      • WarBroh

        And who knows what “it” was in the first place. They never really outlined how exactly the “family and friends sharing plan” was going to work. They dodged questions at E3 when interviewers wanted more details on it.

        But I think people are delusional if they really believed MS was going to let one person buy a $60 game and 10 people have access to it. B.S.

        • swipe_06

          Don’t forget: Games will be cheap like on Steam. Imagine a recent AAA game bought on summer sale for $2.99 and all your friends playing it, and when you’re done with it, just trade it in digitally. Seems feasible.

          • WarBroh

            “Cheap like Steam” says who? Why would MS be compelled to drop prices on purchases through their built-in store when they’re the only game in town?

            The difference with Steam is there are at least ten other ways to get a game onto Windows *besides* Steam. Buying a game on PC is not a locked-in monopoly like buying a game through Xbox Live.

            Whole lot of wishful thinking I’m sorry to say.

            • swipe_06

              sorry, forgot the “sarcasm” part.

        • oofy

          To play devil’s advocate: Only one person at a time can play it, just like if you were lending a physical copy, only over the internet.

          • WarBroh

            You’re not shedding a new light of anything – nobody expected simultaneous playability. Even then there was widespread skepticism that the system wouldn’t be more than just a “social gamedemo” scheme, to give friends a taste of a game that they can only play an hour at a time.

            • oofy

              Yes. But unless they re-implement their family plan, we’ll never know what it was. Steam is rumored to be doing something similar.

    • xbox rules

      To bring the family shareing plan back they also have to bring drm back not bad

  • PI3KY

    Family features should return, but I wish we had a list of scrapped features so we could pick and choose.

  • zacflame

    i have a weird feeling that in 2 years the xbone will have a boom in really good games.

    not saying sony will slow down for them though.

  • tanile

    Here is what they should do: Refund everyone who has preorder the console and just scrap it and start over. Maybe in two to three years Microsoft can have a console that appeases its fans and doesn’t seem like a giant waste of time.

    • WarBroh

      Even though the XBONE has been a P.R. slow motion trainwreck, even though I wouldn’t touch one even if I got it free on account of the mandatory spycam that can’t be unplugged or taped over without halting the system, sad to say but MS is still going to sell a lot of units just coasting on momentum and brand recognition.

      Reason being, there are lots of screaming Call of Daycare kiddies that hear the word “Xbox” and will stamp their feet for mommy to buy it for them, sight unseen.

      • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

        You can have the Kinect off the same way you can your console. If you don’t need your console on, the kinect doesn’t need to be plugged in.

        • malvarez28

          That’s the thing, that the Kinect actually has to be plugged in, although yea you can turn it off.

          • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

            If you are so concerned about them watching you, then why don’t you just face it towards a wall or something?

            • malvarez28

              lol who said I was concerned about them watching me? It’s the extra money that’s forced on Xbox consumers to pay for not having a choice on owning a Kinect.

            • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

              Well keep complaining about it and I’m sure they will lower the price. You guys just keep making my console better so please, proceed.

            • Raymond Featherston

              He wasn’t even complaining lol. he pointed out a concern he has, just because somebody has valid concerns doe not mean that they are a complainer. You may think it is perfect (as you imply), but most people don’t and if anything this makes you look like the fanboy, not the people you keep calling them on this article. Neither console is perfect, please get that through your thick skull.

            • James Mulhall

              They can still hear you then.. I’m not concerned, but I think its pretty obvious they’d let the NSA spy on us via the Kinect.

    • trevor

      Why refund peoples money those people are not blind and purchased the best next-gen console there is. Anyone who got PS4 is COMPLETELY retarded. The PS4 is just the ps3 with a graphics upgrade and a few new features. The Xbox One is a complete overhaul of what Xbox is and can be. Xbox One is going to be a breakthrough in entertainment history and modern technology. The only reason people think PS4 is better is because it had a much flashier entrance and it showed it’s games at it’s reveal which was a stupid idea since we have E3 for that.

      • WarBroh

        ^ LOL case in point.

        • oofy

          Duly noted and submitted as evidence exhibit A.

      • z0ml3ie P1kachu

        Agreed. Sony has been sitting at the sideline and just joining in on the xbox bashing to boost their own sales while never saying anything about their own console. Fans don’t like xbox shape, Sony, “Ours isn’t a box!” Fans don’t like a publishers ability to block used games, Sony, “We won’t do that!”

        Seriously, their whole thing has just been, wait for xbox to say something, take the fans response, and make themselves out to be the hero. All while never really saying anything about there own up front. Mostly because it really is just a PS3.5 and they need bad MS press to boost their image.

        • meds

          PS4 did their reveal first in February with all their specs, tech demos and games, cloud technology in gaikai. So there goes that theory of Sony just reacting to MS and not saying anything about their own console up front.

          • z0ml3ie P1kachu

            They still like to follow up on MS reactions with “Well we won’t do that!”

            And what exactly does Gaikai suppose to do that’s so great? I really haven’t heard much about it other than it’s their version of cloud usage but from what i hear they’re only using it basic things like current consoles use it for..

            PS. Before anyone says I’m a MS fanboy; I’m not. Don’t care to hear it. I’ll be getting both consoles.

            • paulinacio

              Sony hasn’t talked all about what gaikai can do but they did state they it will do cloud computing which is one of the features people keep claiming only x1 will be capable of. Anybody who claims PS4 isn’t Next Gen is a straight up idiot

            • Alex Zison

              x1 will have it at launch and ps4 is hoping to have it by spring next year but end of 2014 at the latest

            • Thom

              this isn’t sony fanboy, this is a legit response, theres a reason, the Xbox 1 has the Xbox and 360 games to stream, the PS4 has PS3, PS2 and PS1 games to stream, which number in the millions overall, and have to be uploaded and stress tested through Gakai’s systems, which is a company that has been doing game streaming (which is essentially all cloud gaming is) for a long while now, yes XB got onlive, but to be honest that service was substandard and glitchy, at best.

              so by spring is actually a very good indicator, they have to write this code, to play 3 systems, from scratch (admittedly like microsoft does but they only have 2 prior systems) then run them on outside servers through PSN to ensure a secure service. look at the vita, it took a year to program an emulator that allowed ps1 games to be played on it. microsoft can’t even be bothered to write an emulation system for most original xbox games to work on a 360.

              the other issue is, with this ‘cloud’ thing on xbone, how do you know that all the game content is on the disc? if its there from launch, you won’t know if the content is on disc or on servers elsewhere. whereas with the Gakai streaming system being put in place later on in the ps4, you know that all game content is on disc. which may not be a big deal to some, but to a lot of people thats a big deal, i’d like to know that i’ve paid my money for all the content not a few Mbs of content then the rest is streamed to me.

            • Guest

              And what exactly has Microsoft said about their cloud? You hear people talking about using the cloud for stuff like AI and other details but its nothing Microsoft ever announced. The only thing Microsoft has announced was all games will have dedicated servers.

            • betosobreira

              “Only” thing ??? This is awesome and is it “only” thing ??

            • James Mulhall

              Erm, this was my post and I deleted it because I thought it was misinformed.. why is it still posted and why has it got 4 upvotes? D:

            • swipe_06

              At least they answer the questions, instead of going around it.

            • x7streaks

              Gaikai is used to stream PS3 titles to the PS4 due to the PS4 not having backwards compatability

        • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

          Smartest post I’ve seen on this site in a long time.

        • xbox rules

          Its up to the developers if they want to put a used game fee on thier game. Ms and sony both said they support use games

        • zakrocz

          This ^^

          And don’t forget the Eye Toy that they pulled at the last minute so they could announce a bigger price difference between the two consoles when they heard that all Xbox Ones would include Kinect.

          I’ll end up buying both in time for their respective exclusives but I’m not being fooled into believing that Sony are the gamers friend and MS are the anti-Christ!!

          • Dirtknap

            Realistically they’re not all that different. The outcome of the popularity contest hinges on policy at this stage.

          • z0ml3ie P1kachu

            Anyone that believes a major company is “for the customers” is insanely niave. Microsoft, Sony, Ea, etc. Doesn’t matter, their all in it for the money. Some “Sony this generation” just end up looking like the favorite for awhile.

      • dieger

        “Xbox One is going to be a breakthrough in entertainment history and modern technology. ” then why does the PS4 have 8GB DDR5 ram and the ONE has only 5 DDR3? if the ONE is a “breakthrough in entertainment history and modern technology.” O_o

        • dieger’s real father

          Yet another PS fanboy spouting diarhea out of his mouth.

          8GB ram is not needed on either console,the PS3 had 256MB of GDDR3 ram and it looked amazing(GoW3,uncharted 3,ect.)

          Both systems will look the exact same.

          With that being said it comes down to the features,which xbone has tons of whilst PS4 is pretty much a PS3.5,also launch titles,which in that area they are tied.

          Both systems will be great,even if ones specs are slightly better.I will buy both,because both are good.

          • dieger

            um i got a question..why did you insult me? now im not offended im just confused O_o i never said anything bad in my comment or anything pro sony i was just pointing out facts….. but ok

            anyways on a side note it seems that the community here has become very divided between the 2 consoles.

            • dieger’s real father

              Did I insult you?When in school,when you got a wrong answer did you think that the teacher insulted you?

              What I meant by “PS fanboy spouting diarhea out of his mouth”was,I thought you were one of those brainless fanboys who just listen to what the internet says.

              I was also just pointing out facts that has been proven time and time again…Even with PS4′s slightly better spec’s the Xbone will look the same.

              I’m not a fanboy of either console,I will buy both,I just think that Xbone has some cooler features

            • dieger

              “Yet another PS fanboy spouting diarhea out of his mouth.” by the way misspelled diarrhea

            • dieger’s real father

              Really….That’s the only word I spelt wrong,for me growing up in Quebec and learning French first and English as a second language,it’s kinda hard for me not to mess up every once and a while……At least I was only off by one letter

              I’m still right though,Xbone will be equal to the PS4.

            • dieger

              ok then

          • x7streaks

            You call him a PS fanboy but your comment shows MS fanboyism…

            • dieger’s real father

              How exactly…I not only said that both consoles will graphically look the same,but both systems exclusives will be great…..I also pointed out that I will buy both.

              I just merely pointed out to this fellow that these consoles even with better specs these consoles will look identicle.

        • z0ml3ie P1kachu

          Xbox1 “will be making up the power difference with their cloud computing”.

          I quote it because that’s what they claim.

        • betosobreira

          Is this your only argument?? Memory?? If Microsoft upgrades Xbox One hardware, Sony will be in trouble. Xbox Live is waaay better than PSN. Even the new $5 bucks you are going to pay for online playing won’t get PSN better.

          • dieger

            argument? i was just pointing out facts… never said the PS4 is better

          • James Mulhall

            “Xbox Live is waaay better than PSN” Bullshit. I’d rather pay for PS+ then pay for that shitty Gold service.

            • Joseph

              Have you used Gold? I’ve used both and XBL with a gold account is better than PSN imo

            • James Mulhall

              How is gold better? You get everything the XBL has for free with PSN except party chat, which is a feature on the PS Vita and will be on the PS4. PS+ is currently optional and its a much better service than Gold and when it because necessary for MP, I can’t see how it can get any worst.

            • betosobreira

              Maintenance is not equal in XBL. When there is maintenance in PSN you get offline for hours… I’ve never seen this in XBL.

            • James Mulhall

              You do realise you can still play when PSN has maintenance, right? The only thing you can’t do is go onto the PS Store or your account management and they tell you about a week in advance when they’re doing maintenance to keep their security updated.

            • betosobreira

              I have PS+ only because of my PS Vita. It’s worth. My PS3 is only a bluray player…haha

            • James Mulhall

              What does that have to do with anything? We’re talking about the services MS and Sony will provide on their next-gen consoles. Not this gen.

            • betosobreira

              Shitty…. ok…. when PSN gets maintenance in stays for hours offline… I’ve never seen this in Xbox Live.

          • Joseph

            True, that won’t give PSN much of an advantage over XBL. Not to mention that even with Microsoft’s almost retarded Windows 8 UI, it’s still more attractive than the UI on the PS3/PS4. I’ll take Metro over a big screen covered in random shit any day of the week. Watching the new video for PS4′s UI made me want to puke.

            • betosobreira

              PS4 Interface will look close to the actual Playstation Store. Not so innovative.

            • James Mulhall

              The Playstation Store only got a new interface in February.. which was pretty innovative. Just because they’re using something that isn’t broken doesn’t mean they have to change it when it was only designed recently.

            • Thom

              precisely, the old ‘if it aint broke don’t fix it’ machine, it works.

              who remembers the 360′s blades? seriously? that shit was broke, and they had to fix it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

          People are putting TOO MUCH value in the GPU specs. Like I understand GDDR5 is great and everything, I’m getting a PS4 day one as well, but you all gotta stop romanticization, if that’s the only thing making PS4″better than I need to reconsider my pre order.The OS architecture, eSRAM and the development tools Microsoft offers easily offsets the base differences, in addition to the RAM and asset handling technologies of the OS level GPU scheduler.

          In RAW DX9 level gaming performance the GPU in the PS3 is ‘technically’ faster than the GPU in the Xbox 360. However, as the world has witnessed again and again, the Xbox 360′s GPU handling continues to beat the PS3. Whose GPU has to work in concert with Cell to perform tasks the Xbox Xenon is capable of performing in its own. That’s part of how come it’s easier to develop for Xbox 360.

          Here is another example. The GPU in a WP7/WP8 phone is far below the GPU in the iPhone 5 or a higher end Android phone, like a S3/4 or HTC One which I own and am typing this on. However, in graphical performance, WP continues to BEAT these devices, not only in App and UI performance, but also in gaming performance. A dual core 1.5ghz Nokia 920 runs circles around the non-WP devices in gaming FPS with the newer titles being released, and this is pure advantages in the OS handling of the GPU, as the native code frameworks are rather similar.

          People forget the PS3′s GPU was technically faster and Cell processor is faster, but when added to Sony’s OS and Sony’s development tools and the aged design of the dedicated shader model of the GPU, the PS3 had to surrender performance and graphical quality, using CPU cores at times just to get close to the Xbox 360 graphically, going back to my earlier point of the GPU having to work with Cell

          (Even today, the texture quality and other asset management on the Xbox 360 is easier to develop for and can use much higher quality textures than the PS3 is capable because of how the OS differs in handing RAM and swapping assets and textures in and out of the GPU.

          • Dirtknap

            It wasn’t a technicality, its an actuality. The issue was, pretty much only one dev (Naughty Dog) learnt to truly leverage the cell. The architecture was so far removed from the norm the majority of titles were ported.

            I’m not sure your examples are relevant to the next gen conversation as both parties are now using standard architecture and it really remains to be seen what’s in store in the coming years. We most likely wont even see the consoles flex their respective muscles for at least the first year or two, but it is interesting that initial reports sugges Sony’s offering is currently favored by devs.

            I agree everyone is putting too much stock in GPU specs, but I’ll expand that further an suggest they’re putting too much stock in specs in general. Setting the slight fidelity issues aside that exist on the current gen systems, they still perform similarly to one another, I expect the next gen to be much the same.

            • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

              Devs are favoring Sony because of their policy regarding self publishing, no updating fees and the like. Nothing wring with that but Microsoft is giving A developers access to nearly unlimited dedicated servers and all they have to do is pay one time while Microsoft handles all of the maintenance at no extra cost.
              I believe that the PS4 memory is a single pool of storage for everything, including the OS and other processes. I can see why it’s so big. People have to remember, the PS4 will also continuously do in-game video recording on a dedicated video encoding chip (to save CPU), so that will suck up a good chunk of that 8 gigs of RAM. Those system resources (8gb) will be used by the PS4 to the things it’s able to do, play games, record videos, scheduling, etc. It was already said the PS4 will be able to record videos, meaning that it needs to play games as it does, and be able to record gameplay or with the “Suspend/Resume” style of “multitasking, whatever secondary process you open will also use up RAM in top if the Game using the as RAM it needs. No game will 100% use 8 GBs, I have yet to see a PC game that does. Crysis 3 only uses 3GB I believe. I imagine that most games will have like 4-5 gigs allocated to them. This is more than enough really. Even Planetside 2 runs with 3ish gigs of RAM total (about 2 gigs for system ram, 1 gig for vRAM.)

            • Dirtknap

              Very late response, sorry bud. I should have clarified this in the first place.

              According to a poll I read, devs are favoring the PS4 as the lead development platform, but, in the interests of full disclosure, the poll was for the European gaming sector (a fact I over looked when first reading the article in question). More disclosure, the two platforms out in front overall were mobile and PC (I’m speculating this is due to the fact that both the major players in the console market are now unified in their choice of PC based architecture).

          • Thom

            i’ve had a windows phone, that shit is slow, the 920 leaves a lot to be desired too my friend. sorry, thats just how it is.

      • softgrip

        Can’t tell if sarcastic or stupid…

      • Dirtknap

        You do understand that both consoles will essentially do the same thing, right? They are similarly spec’d, both utilize cloud (in different ways initially, but it will look the same eventually). Any of the major points of difference don’t effect a consoles primary purpose, gaming. Both consoles will provide robust experiences, so buying decisions need to be made by individuals for the console that suits their needs. You can’t simply say another manufacturers product isn’t a legitimate next gen offering because you don’t like their product.

        • Raymond Featherston

          *High-fives Dirtknap* Well said sir!

      • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

        Too many Sony fanboys on this site, for this completely true comment.

      • Chad Eugene Rash

        Your just butt hurt that Microsoft don’t support gamers anymore. FYI the Blue-Ray drive in your new cable box was made by Sony. The Kinect is nothing more than a rip-off of the eye toy. FACT -> Microsoft has never brought nothing new to the gaming world.

        • betosobreira

          My God… fanboyism really takes people blind. If “Kinect” is nothing more than an eye toy, then what is Playstation Eye??? Is that something new that Sony brought to the gaming world? You just have to think who’s really butt hurt.

          • Chad Eugene Rash

            Yet no one who is an xbox fanoy can add anything to defend them just quotes.

            • betosobreira

              I’m leaving….. you don’t have enough arguments.

        • Joseph

          ”Microsoft has never brought nothing new to the gaming world”. wat

        • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

          I’m sorry but this is the.most idiotic thing I’ve seen on this article atm. Exactly how is Microsoft not supporting gamers? Did they not just recently invested $1 billion dollars in games and another $700 million in Cloud servers? Are they not bring in 300, 000 dedicated cloud based servers? That’s a whole 291,000 more servers than Sony has with Gaikai which they paid what, $400 million for?. Your logic is, because Microsoft pushed more media options and capabilities, showing that their consume can do more than simply and obviously play video games, that their support for gamers just magically disappeared. That is some truly infallible logic, but this is Chad Eugene Rush we’re talking about. One of the biggest trolls and fanboy on this site. It’s petite like you that makes people like me dislike the PS community. I feel ashamed to even know I’ll be playing the save console with people like you. Mp1st.com needs to follow IGNs lead and start tightly moderating the comments section, and this is for both sides, not just the fanboys of one.

        • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

          Lol dude this is so false. Please explain how exactly is Microsoft not supporting gamers? Did they not just recently invested $1 billion in exclusive games for their customers? Didn’t they just invest $700 million in bringing $300,000 cloud based servers to Xbox Live, a whole 291,000 more than the 9,000 Sony currently has? Did they nit just get rid of Don Buttocks or whoever the DRM his name was? Does Xbox One not have pretty much the same features the PS4 has like remote play, playing games while downloading, DVR and streaming capabilities ect. I fail to see your point. Here is your most possible logic. Your logic is, because Microsoft enables their own console to do more than just simply and obviously play games by showing off media capabilities and a far better multitasking, that the support for gamers just magically disappeared completely somehow. That’s some pretty infallible logic but this is Chad Eugene Rush we’re talking about,one of the biggest trolls and fanboys on this site. I feel ashamed to know you and I will be playing the same console. You and every other bad apple here make the PlayStation and the general gaming community look bad.

        • dieger’s real father

          Actually,the blue ray was invented by the Blue-Ray Disc Association….If sony invented it do you really think that they’d let there biggest competitor use it?

          As for the Eye toy,it was just a shitty web cam,nothing compared to the Kinect.If the kinect was trying to rip off anyone I’d say the wii,seeing as how it came out after the wii became so popular.

          As for nothing new…How do you like you’re online on your ps3,pretty cool huh,I remember when xbox had xbox live whilst the the ps2 and gamescube players had to suffer…

          Before you make some smartass remark,yes I know consoles before xbox had online,but anyone with a brain has to admit that xbox live took those basic ideas and made them 10x better.

          who knows maybe without the original xbox,we might still be playing split screen.

      • betosobreira

        I can’t agree more. PS4 is a hardware upgrade from PS3… from what I’ve seen so far. I think Sony is lacking some kind of innovation. Despite os Microsoft mistakes, they reversed their controversal policies and now are talking about bringing back what was good in that policy. Rumors said that X1 will have more memory and etc… I think Microsoft is doing better for the next-gen, they are moving, they are putting some efforts to do the best and stay on top.. If Microsoft gets the X1 with 12gb’s of memory, bring some good policies that attends both digital and disc-based games and launch more and more exclusives, that would be awesome!! And Sony will be in trouble.

    • jaskdavis

      The console is fine! The features (If come back and existing) are GREAT! Honestly I like the PS4 and all, but the X1 is more innovative this time around and Sony has not had to do much fighting to win this start. I will purchase both as both have features of their own to better the other, but the games will be solid and more sociable, I know the PS4 can multitask, but what really drives me to the X1 alone is that I can Multitask or I can snap IE while playing a game on the same screen at the same time, same with skype running while Im playing BF4 while Im streaming my Skype and Gameplay on Twitch all at the same time! Little things like that is very cool to me and the New Kinect is something else, very responsive, there is a screen shot of E3 of a Kinect 2.0 test screen (Like current kinect) to configure it to your surroundings, in the screenshots it states “Left Eye Open – Full” or “Right Wrist Rotation – Half” so that tells me the Kinect is far more advanced at picking up little detail and depth. The Cloud Processing I did not know what to think of until I saw a Video of NASA tracking satellites on just the X1 hardware alone which was around 10,000 that it was capable of tracking, then they showed the same tracking backed up with the Cloud processing and that number jumped to over 30,000! That had me excited for the cloud.

      • WarBroh

        I got your “wrist rotation” right here buddy

        • Joseph

          Dude, learn to read.

    • betosobreira

      Oh Lord….

  • swipe_06

    I heard that most of the people who signed that petition are trolls and PS fanboys, who don’t want to see the disappointed xbox fans flooding their system of choice.

  • SamRock

    Except the 24 hours online check, DVD sharing and probably mandatory game install to HDD/SDD everything else was fine. The 24 hour once check was the most stupid policy and was probably the most hated one.

    • jaskdavis

      Yeah that was def it! But in all fairness I would rather Install and run my game off a SSD than a Disc and anyone who games on PC should agree, Faster loading times and game joining!

    • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

      The 24 hour check was mandatory only because of the full game installl/no disc requirement. With the installs, using a CD key like PC games is inefficient and unnecessary, so the online check in validated your faves and to you would still be able to resell. No Game install, no check but it was rather dumb.nonetheless

      • Johnny Neat

        The major problem was the messaging of these features. They, Microsoft employees, were too vague and evasive for their own good leaving many untrusting consumers, for good reason, to not buy into the ambiguity Microsoft was selling. Even after the 180 flip flop, they still can’t completely get their messaging and information on point.

  • Izzy Bozz

    The X1 will do just fine in the long run, but it probably won’t outsell the PS4. There is just too much hype on the PS4 right now, mostly as a result of X1 blunders. Fortunately for the Xbox, there is still about 5 months left before launch; which is plenty of time to add new features and make minor upgrades.

  • dpg70

    I would like them to make a decision and stand by it. Make the product you want to make and stop confusing people.

  • Ryan Schulze

    Therein lies the problem when you react to Customer feedback…we, the customers, now believe we can affect change and we will push for it whenever we want it.

  • WarHero

    When I saw this petition for the first time and how this person described why they wanted the policies back..I didn’t want to live on this planet anymore…

  • ReeceGators

    I say Xbox should do exactly what Alex Difori said to do in his policy reversal video. If they do those things, they are bound to CRUSH the Ps4

  • Aria68

    MS came up with that idea to make things looks good for that “Always online” things … Now that it gone, i don’t MS have any interests in letting people to share their games with others!

  • xbox rules

    To bring some of these features back they also have to bring drm back as stated by this petition I signed it with 100 different names and email addresses. However this also goes to sony fan boys its up to the dam developers if they want to implement used game fees on thier games. Yes I’m talking about ea Ubisoft and Activision. With that said you will see more games like defiance on the new console’s it 2013 most people do have a internet connection .

  • xbox rules

    Again sony players have to play 50 a year just to play mp games online quess its not free anymore to play games.would u wather play on dedicated servers with 300, 000 servers which is the xbox one or less then 100, 000 servers on ps4 besides the kinect yes the nsa can tap in hear us see us screwing around or smoking pot the system is fine cloud service is fine. Everyone complains about the xbone policies its fine if u don’t realize what the family shareing plan will do for us 80% of the people want that feature back.

    • James Mulhall

      You seem really misinformed.

  • xbox rules

    Xbox one will mean more adults ps4 will mean a lot more little kids. I rather play with adults and have a goodtime with out kids whining or cheating. As well I do work for gamestop and there are going to be new esrb rating system and law going inaffect for the new consoles which will make it harder for parents buying a 18+ games for thier kids. It will be a felony if any parent caught buying a adult game for thier kid. Thanks with the law makers on capital hill for makeing this happen. As well it will be giving retailer’s the right to refuse a sell to a parent if we think its going to be given to the child. I’m so excited for the new law

    • Izzy Bozz

      I like the idea, but wont that mean less game sales for both the developer and the distributor? Unfortunately, little whinny will get a hold of mature games, so i’m hoping Xbox’s new player matching feature takes care of this problem.

    • Dirtknap

      I’m pretty sure I’ve cited this fact (to you) previously, the average gamer age is 37. This stat is platform agnostic, meaning regardless of platform you will experience the same cross section of ages. If you want to play on a platform for “grown ups” build a gaming rig. As an active community member on both Live and PSN I come across the same diversity in ages on both platforms, try banging a different drum.

      The new law is fantastic, more so from a child health perspective than me being concerned about hearing “squekers” in my lobby. I’m still not sure it will have much effect on the online gaming community since the law doesn’t challenge parenting values, there are a plethora of divisive ways in which underage gamers can still be supplied with rated titles.

    • Joseph

      Source for everything you just said. Please.

    • Raymond Featherston

      1: Citation please, and before you say it being a Gamestop manager does not make you a valid source. 2:The law still needs to pass, and I doubt it will as it infringes on parental rights. 3: What Dirtknap said. 4: I run into about equal amounts of children with mics on both consoles.

  • xbox rules

    How many exclusives did sony show when they promised 40@e3 when they didn’t on the other hand how many exclusives did Microsoft show like 20

    • Just saying

      Showing the 40 in E3 would be stupid. They must keep some titles hidden for Gamescom and if they didn’t show them in it, they might leave it for 2014 continueous announcements thing that would make the PS4 sell more after the launch window.

  • henry

    i would like to see the game install on to the HDD return, were already sitting on our ass being lazy gaming why not take it to next level give us the ability to change games without having to change games lol

  • Alex | FamousIsLIVE

    Xbox does what community asks, Fanboys hate on the console for doing what community asks.

  • john014

    yes I want all the features mentioned at E3 back. the 24 hour check-in will be a prerequisite of these features so I’m afraid you need to like it or lump it(i.e. buy a PS4) Personally it doesn’t bother me, and IMHO the positives far outweigh the negatives…..

  • zakrocz

    Off topic but I wish you guys would replace Disqus as its just a fucking horrible experience trying to use it on my iPhone to post comments!!!

  • Alvaro Munive

    oh thats great!… but i think that along with this we will have some kind of check that allows microsoft check if we still have the game.
    Or Just applying the family share to downloaded games only.(Games on demand)

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  • xbox rules

    How about this Nsa will be watching u at all times. By the way majornelson hinted that with the petition Microsoft is reinstating some drm features the 24 hour check in will not return. U can play single player games off line not mp games. However if xbone falls too behind from sony you will see a price cut. Right now the systems are neck to neck.sources majornelson ms gamestop ign joystick gameinformer. So next time someone ask me what my sources are there it is. Also too many sony fan boys are on this site

  • xbox rules

    Once again its up to the developers if they want to implement used game fees. If it happens on xbone its going to happen with ps4.

  • xbox rules

    To many sony fan fags in here on this web site. You hate all my comments when all my comments are based off of facts. Ea has exclusive content first to the xbox one like what Activision has with cod xbone gets dlc first ps4 would have to wait about a month to get thier dlc. And I bet all u sony fags can’t tell me 10 different things about PlayStation 4 compare ing to the xbox one besides the name and its the next gen console.I have deals with my customers who go to my gamestoo I will buy them a ps4 if they can name 10 differences between that system and my system besides the name and the next gen consoles. I already have 3 xbones preorder and 3 ps4s already preordered yes I’m allowed and ur not because I called my company and gave them my reasons Christmas gifts

  • Toxzik

    OK I think I will wait to buy the Xbox one then. I wouldn’t be surprised at feature changes that took place after everyone buys a launch version. Due to the shaky past, I could see MS pulling something like this on us. Hopefully not though! I’ll buy one if they keep that DRM shit to themselves….

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