These days I have read a lot of forums, if Microsoft did the same, they should change their business with Xbox One. They are on time yet, gamers are a ‘’little bit disappointed’’ with this new console. MCV has published an interesting article upon Kinect 2.0 and its supposed DRM. Short answer: Yes, they are going to monopolize your activities (some). Don’t fuck in front of Kinect 2.0. XD
Last November, ExtremeTech reported that MS had patented a new technology for Kinect 2.0. This tool could monitor the number of viewers in the room. If this number of viewers exceeds the viewers permitted by the license, the system could invite (oblige) the user to pay an additional fee to upgrade the license. We could sum up this function with this sentence:
The users consuming the content on a display device are monitored so that if the number of user-views licensed is exceeded, remedial action may be taken.
You only buy one license; therefore, you should pay to extend it. The patent is old, but MCV has confirmed that this system will be implemented on Xbox One.
We could figure out too many scenarios for this tool or other applications. For instance: Could the system block content for viewers over 18 if a minor is watching this sort of content? It could.
Microsoft has answered MCV and it claims the following:
Microsoft regularly applies for and receives patents as part of its business practice; not all patents applied for or received will be incorporated into a Microsoft product.