Microsoft has removed online DRM checks for Xbox One discs on Series X

Microsoft has ditched its online checks for Xbox One discs when playing on an Xbox Series X.

The online requirements for Xbox games have previously come under fire for being unclear and rendering downloaded and offline games unplayable during service outages.

Microsoft has recently made a quiet change to the checks made when launching games on Xbox Series X. For anyone making good use of the Series X’s backwards compatibility, there are now no online DRM checks for Xbox One discs. (Of course, this was not an issue on the disc-less Series S.)

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