The gamers have spoken! And it looks like they know exactly what they want, XBox One policy reversal or not.
Digital Spy reports that out of over 5,000 people who participated in a site poll, slightly more than half of the users haven’t changed their position on purchasing the console in light of these new changes, which have been adding to the buzz of anticipation all over the gaming world.
Microsoft’s decision to reverse recently implemented changes will affect the prospective XBox fan in a variety of beneficial and freeing ways. This reversal includes no more region-locking, the need for internet connection only during initial console set-up, and no restrictions on using or selling games.
The Sims creator Will Wright praises the XBox One DRM policy reversal and the positive affect it will imply for game designers as well. He told CNN Money this week that "To see a company like Microsoft actually sit back, listen, and understand the fans and respond to them is impressive."
Digital Spy'sonline poll reveals approximately 54% of users who remain steadfast in their outlook on the purchase of a new XBox, 31% who may now seriously consider the buy, and 14% who want to research other products before making a decision.
Perhaps this sudden spark of interest can be attributed to a variety of media coverage recently enjoyed by the XBox.
The UK retailer Game, has recently opened a store in London devoted entirely to the XBox in which a fan can try out new equipment, enjoy interactive displays, and purchase accessories such as “MyBox” XBox skins.
Television has gotten in on the buzz as well.
The impressive new XBox One, set to launch in November 2013, has been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, during his recent Gaming Week. A visit with the comedian from Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer showed off the console’s sleek new design, fancy voice commands, impressive Skyping possibilities, and new comfortable controls, to name but a few features.
Perhaps this boost of interest and media attention will further promote a very much anticipated product that can now boast about what appears to be very user-friendly features. It’s nice to know that Microsoft has taken the concerns of its users to heart.
Have the changes turned you on to the new Xbox One?