Petition To Microsoft: Bring Back The Xbox One That Was Promised At E3, The Future Of Entertainment

Xbox One Petition

There is a petition going on at to Microsoft about Xbox One. These petitioners need Xbox One with the policies that was announced back at E3, they want to experience the future of entertainment with no compromises.

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.

We want this back. It can’t be all or nothing, there must be a compromise.

We have expressed our thoughts on it in the past and we reported about some other views as well. Read them below.

Microsoft Engineer Defends Xbox One DRM Requirements, Makes Valid Points

Microsoft Reverses Course On Xbox One

Heartbroken Microsoft Employee Anonymously Posts About Xbox One

A Vocal Minority Of Idiots (& Journalists) Ruin Innovations On The Xbox One

You can sign the petition by yourself in the link below.


  • Emiliano Magliocca

    The best would be drm for digital delivery and free play for physical supports, so everyone will be happy

    • Zicoz

      Yeah, just keep it like it was, and enable offline playing when the disk is in the machine.

      • ZeroNoise

        only problem with that is, I can sell copy digitally and then keep disc and keep playing offline

        • Zicoz

          Don’t think it would work that way. physical disks would have to be sold physically, and not digitally.

    • Lyns Jean-Baptiste

      ok i have a question…why cant we do this with the XBOX LIVE marketplace. I mean istead of buying the disc to download to the console, and never use the disc again, why cant we just be allowed to downlaod from the marketplace, and share the digital whatever with our buddies if we choose to?

  • hysonmb

    The petition should be for Microsoft to simply re-add those features that were lost for digital purchases. Make the rule, it you buy physical you go by physical rules- no sharing online, etc, but you can play no matter if you’re checked in or not. That was the big rub for everyone and a very valid concern that a bunch of spoiled people who wouldn’t be impacted by the 24 hour check in rule still fail to comprehend.
    I won’t sign that petition but reading some of the signatures already there are hilariously sarcastic. The fact is, the features they pulled were pulled because they don’t want to implement them without the strict connection rule, not because they cannot do it.

    • Lyns Jean-Baptiste

      thats what im saying…if u download the digital package, why cant u go by the DRM rules and share with friends etc? I dont see why i have to buy the physical disc get the download code etc etc. And wouldnt XB make more money if everyone bought from the marketplace anyway?

  • Localhorst86

    It is clear that Microsoft did not understand what a great majority of users were complaining about with the original DRM plans. All we asked for is to be able to stay offline when I am playing a game from a physical disc. No one was complaining about DRM for Games On Demand or any plans of sharing or reselling those games. They could have easily compromised by simply throwing the DRM plans for physical discs overboard but keep them for the downloadable games. Everyone would have been happy with the possible exception of game publishers who would see their revenue threatened by such a policy.

  • Agosto Nuñez

    You can have the both from both worlds, Sony is planning it with Gaikai, if Microsoft won’t re-implement it, Sony will steal the show with Microsoft’s innovations, and knowing the American media, if Microsoft did something first it gets bashed, but when ANYONE else does it, it’s innovation, so there will be a race, and Microsoft is throwing out its head-start.

    • Zicoz

      Gaikai is only a onlive “clone”, Sony hasn’t said anything about people being able to resell/lend/borrow the digital games.

  • NGM123

    I have been very vocal against the original plans, not because of what it means so much, but I just don’t believe the benefits will flow to the end user.

    If this is indeed the case & I’m wrong, why doesn’t MS just continue with that plan for digital only games? There’s no reason why the controls and benefits couldn’t be applied to digital only, that way they can prove to the gaming community the promised benefits, especially price and pull people away from disc based games once and for all.

    On the flip side, it is amazing the wrath MS has received when sony are the kings of DRM and proprietary products and would without hesitation inflict extreme levels of DRM on the masses without a second thought.

    If they weren’t hell bent on keeping everyone in the stone age because of their control over blur ray discs they would be all over this like white on rice. Such hypocrisy when they were the driving force behind blu ray movies. Better audio and video quality were just a convenient by product for sony to once again try and dominate the marketplace and in the process inflict truck loads of DRM on the unsuspecting public.

    When it’s their movie studios potential lunch getting cut they are leading the DRM charge, but when it’s someone else’s game, oh no lets support the gamer. 2 faced hypocritical draconian jerks, no wonder the sony empire is a crumbling mess.

  • tomakali

    Microsoft should consider to release
    XBox One RT and XBox One Pro kind of marketing to address both the users divides

  • Guest Comment

    I agree. If possible provide both options and let consumers choose. If the Steam model is best then it will naturally win over consumers making the entire subject moot.

  • José Villaró

    The only thing I didn’t like about the original scheme was the regional blocking. Everything else was ok by me, even the 24 hour online check

  • Stuart

    Why can’t they just have an opt-in program for people who want to take advantage of the benefits and don’t care about the check ins?