It seems Microsoft can't do anything right. A new petition has emerged, clamouring for the return of the digital services that Microsoft had touted for the Xbox One at E3.
You know, before they made that huge u-turn.
Here's the blurb from the petition as it stands currently:
This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers uncertainty.
We want this back. It can't be all or nothing, there must be a compromise.
The petition, and kudos to the organisers for the nod to Arrested Development, actually echoes certain sentiments we expressed in a comment piece a little while back, and indeed Carl and I lamented Microsoft's all-or-nothing approach to the situation on Game Buzz a few weeks back. Namely, that Microsoft jettisoned an opportunity to begin dragging this industry towards a digital future.
Of course, they screwed it up royally, and hit the reset button. Which isn't really a solution either.