Edit: Updates to the official Xbox One Q&A page have confirmed that the previously announced Xbox One DRM features have been removed. The page is currently down due to traffic, but can be found here: http://news.xbox.com/2013/05/qa
GiantBomb is reporting off of multiple sources that Microsoft has decided to remove the Xbox One's laundry list of DRM related features, nearly one month after the were revealed.
The list of changes includes:
- No more always online requirement
- The console no longer has to check in every 24 hours
- All game discs will work on Xbox One as they do on Xbox 360
- Authentication is no longer necessary
- An Internet connection is only required when initially setting up the console
- All downloaded games will function the same when online or offline
- No additional restrictions on trading games or loaning discs
- Region locks have been dropped
So, what do you guys think? Legit, or publicized pipe-dream? If it was so easy to remove these restrictions, why were they apparently necessary before, and could they add them again? Would this change your opinion on the Xbox One or has the damage been done?