Microsoft Removes Controversial DRM, Finally Enables Offline Gaming on Xbox Series X|S

According to a video from Hikikomori Media, the Xbox DRM (Digital Rights Management) system looks to have improved, allowing offline access to exclusive titles and removing the limitations before the September update.

Hikikomori Media emphasized that players must complete a preliminary check-in before engaging in any gameplay in a YouTube video describing the upgrade. The first check-in suggests that a user who just bought a console and wants to play their games offline will need to activate their account by connecting their console online. Then, they may be allowed to play their desired video game without an internet connection.

Before, to play their games offline, consumers had to identify their Xbox console as their home Xbox. While not flawless, this approach did work, and while Xbox hasn’t upgraded its DRM, this is still great news for customers of the Xbox since it means they won’t have to go through all the steps to play their selected games offline.

Xbox Game Pass
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Microsoft now enables you to play Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One games offline; in this case, a notice confirming your ownership of the game won’t show up, but with Game Pass, Xbox 360, and the original Xbox, we still need a connection to Microsoft’s servers. The initial “boot” from Xbox Live is still necessary for every user, regardless of the platform.

Microsoft has introduced several advantageous improvements to its Xbox consoles. The Xbox systems have dominated recently, whether it’s faster boot times, lower prices, or other attractive features. Xbox’s future is bright since they consistently listen to the community and make adjustments in response. Due to inconsistent internet connectivity, the DRM situation caused problems for many users who could not play the games they wanted.

The actual update regarding the DRM issue is still yet to be confirmed by Microsoft officials; hence we will keep you updated as soon as we spot something.

Muhammad Zuhair
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