Microsoft’s E3 press conference was earlier this morning and they left much to be desired.
Even though they trotted out big names like a new Halo, the first gameplay trailer of Metal Gear Solid V, and a slew of new IP, they failed to address the big issue on everyone’s mind; the DRM.
They have claimed on Twitter that E3 is all about the games, and hope that by touting games and talking about the gameplay aspects and features of the new Xbox that they will make people forget that they are going to screw you out of being able to trade in your used games or even having to jump through hoops so your friends can try your games.
Gamers have not forgotten, Microsoft. Many people will not be buying this console, myself included, if you do not address the issue of an always-on console. You can say its just once every 24 hours but that is not the case. No one is going to connect and disconnect your system once a day just so you can “check if our game or system needs updates or patches”.
I have a small glimmer of hope in my black heart for Sony’s press conference later this evening. Hopefully they will address their system’s DRM. Or rather lack thereof.
Sony is in a prime position to win this generation if they counteract Microsoft’s practices by saying “Hey, we’re not going to do that.”
Let’s hope for the future of consoles they do just that.
(Archived rant, original post from Tumblr on June 10th, 2013)