Over the past weekend, millions of Xbox players experienced major outages with their gaming services. It was impossible to buy new games, launch projects from a Game Pass subscription, connect to the network, play on Xbox Cloud Gaming, and so on. These issues have re-ignited discussions around the DRM system.
Renowned gaming journalist Tom Warren (The Verge) tweeted the following:
The Xbox network shutdowns this weekend highlight DRM/offline access issues that Microsoft needs to address. Some Xbox owners have been left without access to their single-player digital games, even on their “home” Xbox console. It shouldn’t be.
Many readers agreed with him, and on Reddit and in social networks you can also find dissatisfaction with other players who also faced similar problems.