Microsoft Cuts Features, Drops Digital Model

Posted June 19, 2013 by Eric Hawkins in Games

After taking three steps forward at E3 this year, announcing a purely digital model, Microsoft has now taken two steps back. After a never-ending buzz of negativity around the required daily internet check-in announced as part of the Xbox One’s digital distribution model, Don Mattrick announced today that the feedback of narrow-minded fans is important to him and to Microsoft. This did little to earn Microsoft any new fans since many who previously were excited about the new digital sharing model now have to adjust their expectations, and those who were upset about the DRM model are still complaining about mandatory Kinect and the $499 price point.

All the details of the announcement today are available below. Goodbye next-gen. Hello Xbox 361.