Microsoft eases mandatory online DRM checks for Xbox One discs on Series X – Games – News

The latest update to the Xbox Series X allows many Xbox One games to be played offline without a mandatory DRM scan. The update will remove restrictions on the “vast majority” of Xbox One games.

the new DRMThe policy was changed earlier this month with Update 2208 It was released without warning and allows offline Xbox One games to be played on Xbox Series X and S consoles. The new ability was initially introduced by the YouTube channel Discover Hikikomori Media and later Confirmed by an Xbox employee.

“We have looked at data since the release of the X and S Series and found that in the vast majority of cases of Xbox One games on disc, no internet compatibility check is required. Some games may still need to be updated. [voordat deze offline gespeeld kunnen worden] To ensure a good experience,” Aiden Marie said on behalf of Xbox.

Mary refers to games that are only partially on disk, for example, and still need to be updated during installation. In this case, you need to connect to the Internet at least once. Old Xbox and Xbox 360 games require you to download an emulated version first and keep requesting an internet connection after that. The convenient DRM function does not apply to digital games installed via Xbox Game Pass.

Wanted soon Compatible with the previous generation Xbox One games on disc on Xbox Series X always require an internet connection, even if the user installs the game on the console via disc. Due to the already renewed DRM policy, online disk validation is no longer needed. Technically, the update also applies to the S-series, but since this console does not have a disc case, nothing changes in practice in this case.

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