Following extremely negative feedback after E3, Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business President, Don Mattrick, has posted an update on the company's official Xbox news blog, Xbox Wire, stating that the Xbox One will no longer require an always on internet connection, nor will there be any limitations to trading or sharing used games:
Mattrick attempted to defend Microsoft's previous policies by saying, "We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future." However, public opinion seemed to side with the belief that the policies were in place to enforce DRM and, as such, reception has been overwhelmingly negative.
The Xbox One's always on campaign hasn't been helped by gaffs such as Mattrick's own media interview in which he suggested that anyone without Internet should stick to the Xbox 360:
Source: Xbox Wire