Still No Word On Whether The Xbox One Release Date Will Be Pushed Up
After last night’s late reveal of the removal of DRM, region locking and more from the Xbox One, Microsoft were faced with a few questions. One of the most prominent questions was whether the Xbox One would now see an earlier release date globally, after only 21 countries were named as initial release regions.
Microsoft’s justification at time had something to do with Xbox LIVE servers not being sufficient in other regions yet to handle the 24 hour check-ins and authentication. But with these features now effectively removed, one would think that releasing the Xbox One worldwide on day one wouldn’t be an issue. Well, Microsoft aren’t saying anything just yet.
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Following the news last night, Microsoft were cautious to talk about any release date changes, especially to regions in Asia and Africa. Right now, things are as they were a week ago, with the Xbox One not arriving locally this year. Sure, with region locks gone we can still import it from anywhere in the world, but that’s just not the level of convince everyone wants. Also, don’t worry about not being able to play online then. I mean, how many of you are still on of foreign Xbox LIVE account with your Xbox 360? Yeah, thought so.
That said, a lot can change between now and the end of the year, and just as quickly as this bombshell arrived, another could drop stating that release dates have been pushed forward. Microsoft SA have said countless times that they are working hard to get the local release date pushed up, so there’s also hope out and.
And hell, if Microsoft are will to backpedal on their DRM, who knows what else they’re willing to change.