GameFly is happy that Microsoft will keep things "business as usual" in the next console generation, following today's stunning reversal of its Xbox One digital rights management policy, which will now allow rental games again.
"I always felt good about the future of GameFly, but I feel better today," said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of business development and content. "Today is a win/win for consumers, as well as GameFly. I think choice is always important and now consumers have more choice. And I give [Microsoft] credit for listening to their consumers."
Spector was unable to share what he knew about the console's previous plans, but he notes there were discussions with Microsoft. He said, "I think the original proposal would have been detrimental to lots of people's [business] systems. Not just GameFly. And, most importantly, gamers. Based on what I've read today, which is all I know today, it's business as usual for Xbox. Their statement is really cut and dry."
GameFly plans to have Xbox One and PlayStation 4 listings up on the rental site sometime towards the end of the summer.
Asked if he had anything else to add about today's events, Spector concluded, "It's a good day for gamers!"
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Released 2013-11-22