“Inside sources” state that Microsoft may pull a 180 on DRM requirements
I'm going to point you towards the Giant Bomb article if you want to know what all this entails, I don't want to just re-write Klepek's reporting, but let's just consider the possibilities here for a bit. Has there ever been a time that this sort of reversal would have been entertained? Microsoft has spent so much time and effort on this technology, and then bungled the announcements so horrendously, that it seemed to most that they had all but lost the console "war" before a shot was fired.
Although, to be fair, Sony fired some shots at E3. A bunch of them.
Sony is coming in $100 cheaper and with far fewer restrictions on your use of the games you buy, at least that's the story now. If corporate is getting nervous about the drubbing the Xbox One is taking in the press, forums, Twitter, and everyone else gamers gather, a reversal like this would make great business sense.
Again, go read the article. My guess? This isn't set in stone, but it's definitely something Microsoft is discussing internally. They almost have to at this point. But I don't know if I'd hold my breath at this point. On the other hand, Klepek is a hell of a reporter, and I know he wouldn't run a story that he didn't believe in. We'll see. And we'll hope. I'm not even sure if it's technically possible to just remove these requirements if they've been baked thoroughly into the console's three operating systems. This is a unique situation in many different ways.
I'm curious about your thoughts.