Gamers won big today with Microsoft's reversal of its original Xbox One DRM, removing the internet connection requirement and doing away with its strict used-games policy. But if I've learned one thing in my 25 years of existence it's that you can't have your cake and eat it too. The gains we made today did not come without some losses. How poetic of me, right?
So what did we give up by getting the changes we demanded? It seems quite a few of Xbox One's cooler features will be cut as a result of the policy change -- most notably the ability to take your game library with you anywhere and the family sharing library.
"There's a few things we won't be able to deliver as a result of this change," Marc Whitten, VP of Xbox Live told Kotaku. "One of the things we were very excited about was 'wherever we go my games are always with me.' Now, of course your physical games won't show up that way. The games you bought digitally will. You'll have to bring your discs with you to have your games with you. Similarly, the sharing library [is something] we won't be able to deliver at launch."