Uh oh, XBROS! XBOX ONE DRM rumours resurface after COD: Ghosts offline issues!

#1SolnotPosted 11/12/2013 3:49:53 AM
http://www.vg247.com/2013/11/11/xbox-one-drm-rumours-re-surface-after-call-of-duty-ghosts-offline-issues-microsoft-replies/

Xbox One DRM concerns appeared again over the weekend after one gamer got his paws on a console and copy of Call of Duty: Ghosts ahead of the machine’s November 22 launch. It was claimed that the shooter couldn’t be played offline, and Microsoft’s Albert Penello has now stepped in to address the matter.

Twitter user Moonlightswami was among a few gamers who received their Xbox One console early via US retail chain Target. He then took to his feed to discuss his experience with the device.

We reported on premature Xbox One sales through the link. Microsoft caught wind of the slip-up and then banned all consoles from Xbox Live temporarily as a precaution.

While the ban applied to Xbox Live online features, Moonlightswami found that he couldn’t play Call of Duty: Ghosts offline either:

Just a quick update, with my temporary console ban in place, I CANNOT play Ghosts offline. It requires online, and the ban prevents Live.

— #1 Source 4 XBOX ONE (@Moonlightswami) November 11, 2013

To be fair, I do not know if I can play Ghosts offline if I was not banned. I am banned, and right now I cannot do anything. That is all.

— #1 Source 4 XBOX ONE (@Moonlightswami) November 11, 2013

Word of the issue spread to NeoGAF and Microsoft’s Albert Penello took to the boards to address concerns over offline play restrictions. “We still have two more weeks before launch – the console is in a pre-release state. We are doing regular updates – I personally took one a few minutes before he posted. His build is now old. This is why we were saying we didn’t want people on early – it’s not done yet.

“This behavior is only because we are in pre-release. When we launch, console will work exactly as you expect today on 360. For sure this has nothing to do with requiring a connection. There is no “DRM removal” in the Day One update because none of the consoles were ever built with that stuff in it. This also has nothing to do with COD. The Day One update just brings the SW up to date with the latest versions vs. what’s on the box. But there is no 24 check in, that’s for sure.”

It follows Penello’s admission that the Xbox One day one patch is not “really an optional thing.”

Time will tell if there are offline restrictions in place, but given Microsoft repeated affirmation that there aren’t, it seems like there should be no problem come launch.

What do you guys think?
#2Giuseppe20Posted 11/12/2013 3:51:46 AM
Oh more topics from this guy
#3InjusticeRebornPosted 11/12/2013 3:53:03 AM
My only experience of this sort of forum mentality was of SevenDayCandle on the Black Ops 2 boards.

Amazing to witness it once more.
#4CyberneticRatPosted 11/12/2013 3:55:04 AM
Of course you can't play it offline. You can't play any games at all until you download the day-one update. Microsoft already said this thousands of times. Try deleting your OS right now from your PC and see if you can run a game.
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#5zmousePosted 11/12/2013 3:57:18 AM
Will you just go away already? You're not wanted here go back to the ps4 board where you're not wanted either.
#6Millertime660Posted 11/12/2013 4:05:39 AM
zmouse posted...
Will you just go away already? You're not wanted here go back to the ps4 board where you're not wanted either.


what he said.... you are getting pretty annoying
#7VoelgerPosted 11/12/2013 4:27:02 AM
I am never playing this game or any game not hooked up to the internet
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#8FistersaurusPosted 11/12/2013 5:33:41 AM
InjusticeReborn posted...
My only experience of this sort of forum mentality was of SevenDayCandle on the Black Ops 2 boards.

Amazing to witness it once more.


Haha! I remember him well.
#9KalibakPosted 11/12/2013 5:54:25 AM
Giuseppe20 posted...
Oh more topics from this guy


Yeah... Used to be annoying, but now he's becoming intrusive. To the blocked pile!
#10Viper187666Posted 11/12/2013 5:59:14 AM(edited)
CyberneticRat posted...
Of course you can't play it offline. You can't play any games at all until you download the day-one update. Microsoft already said this thousands of times. Try deleting your OS right now from your PC and see if you can run a game.


He has the damn update and it still doesn't play.
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