Xbox One’s DRM Suprirses Killer Instinct Tournament

on December 17, 2013 9:09 PM

Xbox One’s un-launched restrictive DRM policies made a surprise appearance during a live Killer Instinct tournament being broadcast on Twitch, in New York City on December 12th, 2013.

The incident, originally captured by FGCNN at hand occurred during the middle of the fight, as the Xbox One’s Digital Rights Management system activated, and kicked the two players back into the Xbox One’s Home Screen, prompting the user to verify that they “own this game or app.” The issue was quickly resolved by connecting to the internet so that the system could verify the software was genuine, but it does offer a reminder of the tough hill Microsoft had to climb after its reversal of the very unpopular always on-line policy originally planned for the Xbox One.

This could potentially hurt Xbox One and Killer Instinct’s presence at future tournaments, and shows yet again the confusion behind Microsoft’s policy reversal amongst both the hardcore gamers and average gamers at large.

The incident can be viewed on Nycfurby’s Twitch.tv channel.

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