David Fontenot started a petition asking Microsoft to re-introduce the original policies announced for its upcoming Xbox One console. In the petition, they spoke about a “new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses.”
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.
This comes after Microsoft decided to do a full 180 by reversing its policies regarding ownership and online policies.
There is no doubt that digital media will soon be the standard of the future, but unfortunately the world still isn’t ready infrastructurally for that concept. Once we still have to go to grandma’s house in the middle of Nowhere, Timbuctu or off to war or even outer space, it means that there will be the possibility of not having a constant Internet connection to download content or validate those licenses.
Currently there are 21,039 signatures, but we doubt it will go any further given the swarm of negative remarks in the comments section of the petition.