GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft's Xbox blogger Major Nelson has rushed forward to quell some commotion from disgruntled punters about the controversial issue of digital restrictions management (DRM) on the Xbox One.
So far we have not heard much about DRM and the Xbox One. What we have been lead to believe is that the machine will be a lockbox of media controls, and will make it impossible to lend a game to a friend or have a large gathering of people watching a movie.
Couple this with eyebrow raising prices and you have an Xbox fan community that is more than a little upset.
Microsoft has heard the complaints, seen the tweets and read the forum posts. According to its Xbox blogger Major Nelson, the company is "aware" of controversy.
"We're fully aware of what is going on. I am also working on a few things to address it. I can't say much more right now. But we ARE listening," he said.
Major Nelson, or Larry Hryb in real life, was responding to a comment posted under a blog entry about Microsoft, E3, and the Xbox One.
This is not the first time that he has blogged about controversy, and the last time he dipped his toe into the forum waters, Hryb was explaining a bit more about Microsoft's new policy on old games.
"Over the past few days, we have been reading comments and message boards following the Xbox One announcement. There are a few questions regarding used games," he said.
"The ability to trade in and resell games is important to gamers and to Xbox. Xbox One is designed to support the trade in and resale of games. Reports about our policies for trade in and resale are inaccurate and incomplete. We will disclose more information in the near future." µ
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