We reported earlier that Target had shipped out a user’s Xbox One early. The same person then went out and bought Call of Duty: Ghosts to play on his 2 week early Xbox One. A few hours later after blowing up on social media, Microsoft banned his console from Xbox LIVE and said that he won’t be allowed to play again until Nov. 22nd. But, he was only supposed to be banned from Xbox LIVE, after the ban, the user tweeted out saying that he cannot play the Call of Duty: Ghosts campaign mode because it “requires connection to Xbox LIVE.”
Many users went straight to NeoGAF to claim that Microsoft actually has DRM with the Xbox One, but Albert Penello has stepped in and confirmed that this is not true, and it’s only occurring because of the pre-release software that his console has. And he has also confirmed that this isn’t a Call of Duty issue, it’s the console’s software.
“This behavior is only because we are in pre-release. When we launch, console will work exactly as you expect today on 360. For sure this has nothing to do with requiring a connection. There is no “DRM removal” in the Day One update because none of the consoles were ever built with that stuff in it. This also has nothing to do with COD. The Day One update just brings the SW up to date with the latest versions vs. what’s on the box. But there is no 24 check in, that’s for sure.”
SOURCE: NeoGAF and @moonlightswami