Cliffy B thinks we need to just accept the Xbox One DRM

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I’ve always been a fan of Cliff Bleszinski and his honest and outspoken opinion and I guess it would be hypocritical of me to be against that now… but I don’t care this time he’s wrong.

In a series of tweets he has strongly supported the Xbox One’s DRM policy and believes that the day of the $60 disc based model is over. Thankfully Nintendo and Sony disagree so right now he’s in the minority along with Microsoft.

And let’s ignore how stupidly profitable his last company was on this very model (and those huge royalties from the Unreal Engine)

He starts the tirade with

“You cannot have game and marketing budgets this high while also having used and rental games existing. The numbers do NOT work people.

The visual fidelity and feature sets we expect from games now come with sky high costs. Assasins Creed games are made by thousands of devs.

Newsflash. This is why you’re seeing free to play and microtransactions everywhere. The disc based day one $60 model is crumbling.”

He ends of by showing his American ignorance by tweeting

“If you can afford high speed internet and you can’t get it where you live direct your rage at who is responsible for pipe blocking you.”

And he doesn’t think Sony is being honest at all with their policy stating

“I’d bet Sony has some similar stuff up their sleeves they’re just playing on the internet outrage for free PR. You’re all being played!”

But he does then go onto also say

“Also if you haven’t figured out that half of my tweets are posted to get a reaction yet you’re an idiot. Kisses!”

So yeah who really knows if he believes any of this or not. But to repeat it yet again so that everyone understands.

I don’t have a problem with Microsoft focus on being online, I have a problem with their enforcement of it against my will. Let me play games offline and trade games and I’ll be all over the Xbox One like a fat kid at the donut shop.

Last Updated: June 13, 2013

Gavin Mannion

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