Why? We’ll let the official description seen on the petition’s Change.org page explain:
This was to be the future of entertainment. A new wave of gaming where you could buy games digitally, then trade, share or sell those digital licenses. Essentially, it was Steam for Xbox. But consumers were uninformed, and railed against it, and it was taken away because Sony took advantage of consumers uncertainty.
We want this back. It can’t be all or nothing, there must be a compromise.
The petition then asks people to digitally sign a short message to Microsoft, which reads, “Give us back the Xbox One we were promised at E3[.]” Please note that we added the period at the end of that sentence, because that’s how our language works.
As of this moment, the petition has attracted 3,143 signatures. It needs just 1,856 more before … well, we don’t really know. Do the people behind this campaign intend to send all of this to Microsoft? I can’t see a few thousand signatures affecting the company to any real degree, particularly given that the petition looks like it was written by barely-literate teenagers. I’m not saying that to slam the people behind this movement, but there’s just no way Microsoft can take a petition seriously if it lacks simple elements like proper punctuation or any sort of compelling argument beyond “we want this, you’re jerks for taking it from us.” It all seems very entitled, doesn’t it?
Still, to each their own. If you’re with this group, please take a moment to visit Change.org to toss your name into the swelling ranks of petition supporters. Or you could sit at home and revel in apathy while eating Otter Pops. If history’s any indication, that’s usually the best way to deal with online petitions.