Microsoft has issued a major update to the Xbox DRM

Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S DRM has been criticized for its aggressiveness. Microsoft has reduced the amount of DRM check-ins for Xbox One discs. Xbox One games that shouldn’t have DRM active often do, but that looks set to change. Some games may still need to be updated online after install to ensure the best experience. With zero DRM, publishers would potentially lose millions of dollars in scenarios where users share content illegally, which could lead to a less sustainable game industry. On the flip side, when overly aggressive, DRM can degrade the user experience.

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