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RSS FeedsThis weekend`s Xbox outage put Microsoft`s DRM back in the spotlight
(Windows Phone Central)


9 may 2022 23:45:08

This weekend`s Xbox outage put Microsoft`s DRM back in the spotlight
(Windows Phone Central)

Lengthy disruption across the weekend raised the specter of Xbox One`s 2013 DRM. Xbox has a uniquely controversial history with digital rights management, otherwise known as DRM. DRM refers to the general practice of verifying the authenticity of a digital piece of content, whether it is music, movies, or of course, games. DRM controversies crop up from time to time. I recall the disaster that was 2013`s SimCity from EA. Its legendarily awful DRM failed on launch day, leading to thousands being unable to access offline play, or even do basic things like save games. It came hot on the heels of Xbox One`s own DRM disaster, with the revelation that the console would be an always-online affair. Microsoft would, of course, later backtrack, but the internet has a long memory. This past weekend, Xbox`s authentication servers were down for millions of gamers across the world, raising some bad memories for Xbox users. In a statement to us, Microsoft said that Xbox Live`s systems that preven...

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