Xbox fans have created a petition online to bring back the features and policies that Microsoft removed in the face of mass fan outrage.
Not long after the console was launched, Microsoft revealed its plans for heavy restrictions around sharing games such that games could only be transferred once between friends, a one-way, one-time only gift, and that lending games was off the table at its reveal, and seemed impossible. On top of this, users would be required to connect to the Internet at least once every 24 hours due to Xbox One's always-online connectivity policy.
Though, due to mass fan backlash, Microsoft announced last month that it would reverse these policies making gamers able to lend, resell, trade, and rent games; and Internet check-in and regional restrictions would be removed.
Now, a new petition has surfaced on Change.org to put the Xbox One back to the original policies Microsoft had planned when they revealed it. Called "Microsoft: Give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3", the petition establishes the points that gamers did not understand what they were giving up when they rallied for the features to be removed:
"This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers' uncertainty."
I'm not entirely sure how this will impact on Microsoft and whether they'll change their decision again. Changing their policies once indicates that Microsoft are prepared to listen to customer feedback for a more positive outcome; but changing it back could be seen as a weakness.
It seems that whichever way Microsoft choose to go - someone will inevitably complain. What do you think about the Xbox One? Are you in favour of the policies or against? You can get in touch with us by mentioning #ALJTMedia on Twitter, leaving a comment on our Facebook, Google+ or LinkedIn page, or writing a comment below.