Game of Thrones has had a great month last year. Last month, Microsoft announced the launch of a’multi-month series of experiments’ overhauling the Xbox home UI, before it came to the rollout of Discord Integration. And the last time Xbox has integrated HowLongToBeat.com into its library descriptions, so the players would know exactly how long it will take to beat a game before downloading.
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Today we can discover that Xbox hid a new update earlier this month. Now Xbox One and Xbox Series owners had unlimited choice of DRM, both consoles returning a “this game isn’t ready yet” because they couldn’t download software from their servers. Now it looks like DRM has been removed in some cases, allowing Xbox owners to play their games completely offline.
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The report is made public by YouTuber Hikikomori (via the Idle Sloth twitter account) who tested several games on his Xbox X. One and recent Xbox X|S titles, such as Resident Evil Village, Nier Replicant, Devil May Cry HD Collection and Judgment, could be run completely offline without any DRM coming in.
For me, games like Deadly Premonition and Panzer Dragoon did not work. That is because all Xbox and Xbox 360 games run natively on the Xbox Series X. A special version of the game should be downloaded so it can be downloaded on the current-gen console. Without an internet connection, the Xbox Series X just couldn’t download these emulated games.
Hikikomori tested a number of other digital titles fully downloaded and found they worked well, but any game downloaded via Game Pass did not work. He noted that not all new games can be played off, even if there’s a physical disc. Some of the games are “Stub discs,” such as Forza Horizon 5, and other discs only have one part of the game’s data accumulated on the disc and the rest needs to be downloaded.
After that DRM is removed, the Xbox owners still have to do at least one online-enabled check-in where they create their Xbox accounts so they can play any games.
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