You won internet! Congratulations! Microsoft is reversing their DRM and online verification policies for the Xbox One. There will be no required 24-hour online check. Singleplayer games can be played offline. Your disc-based games can be sold, lent, traded, or gifted with no restrictions.
We appreciate your passion, support and willingness to challenge the assumptions of digital licensing and connectivity. While we believe that the majority of people will play games online and access the cloud for both games and entertainment, we will give consumers the choice of both physical and digital content. We have listened and we have heard loud and clear from your feedback that you want the best of both worlds.
Enjoy your victory internet! The race for console supremacy just got heated.