Earlier in the day, Giant Bomb made waves by posting a piece which stated that various sources were saying Microsoft was about to change their stance on some of the most contentious policies for their new system. There was very little time for people to debate the merits of the unnamed sources however as shortly after Microsoft updated the Xbox One FAQ with the comment that changes had been made.
Since then, the official statement of changes has been posted. Don Mattick, president of the interactive entertainment section of Microsoft, posted a long update about the Xbox One and how the company is listening to feedback.
Here's what matters most - there are no longer 24 hour online check-ins for games or any weird used game rules:
"An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360."
So, how do you feel knowing that Microsoft has bowed to public opinion? Does it matter or has the damage already been done?