Xbox One DRM Policy Reversal Welcomed by GameStop
Surprising almost no one, GameStop has greeted Microsoft’s reversal of the Xbox One’s DRM policy with open arms.
According to Polygon, a GameStop spokesperson said, “GameStop welcomes today’s announcement from Microsoft about changes in functionality for its next-generation console, the Xbox One. This is great news for gamers and we applaud Microsoft for understanding consumers and the importance of the pre-owned market.”
Polygon also reported that GameStop’s stock price shot up six percent after Microsoft’s announcement, so that should keep the company happy. Before the announcement, the Xbox One required an always-online internet connection and had a DRM policy that could have seriously impeded the sale of used games.
Let us know your thoughts on GameStop and the Xbox One’s future in the comments below. The Xbox One is set for release in November 2013, although GameStop stores are no longer taking pre-orders for the Day One Edition Xbox One consoles.