After news broke that Microsoft would be removing Xbox One's DRM, Don Mattrick, President of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business has laid out the changes in a broad blog post.
Under the headline "Your Feedback Matters" Mattrick stated that Microsoft has "heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback."
The main changes are as follows...
An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360.
Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360.
You can read the post in its entirety here. This is an incredibly bold move by Microsoft. Never in all my time covering games have I seen a company forced to change a policy in this way. This is a timely reminder that consumers still have power and it's a beautiful thing.