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Don Mattrick, the President of Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, earlier today announced an update regarding the Xbox One. Since Microsoft’s E3 press conference, the company has been getting put through the ringer so to speak by disgruntled gamers across the internet, regarding a number of the Xbox One’s more controversial features.

Instead of pushing through with these features as intended, Microsoft will be repealing or altering as follows:

  • Internet Connection not required to play offline Xbox One games – You only need to connect to the internet for a one time set up of the console itself. Disc-based games will play fine.
  • Trade-in, lend, gift or re-sell games – This will work the same as it does already on Xbox 360. Downloaded titles can obviously not be resold or shared.
  • Disc-based games will be required to be in the tray, as they do with Xbox 360.
  • Games will now be available, at release, for download on Xbox Live. You will be able to download them and play offline like you would with the disc-based version.

Does this change your opinion on the Xbox One? Will you now be getting one or will the PS4 still be your console of preference? Let us know in the comments section below.