That's a good point about Steam, but you can play games on Steam without an internet connection. I play Skyrim offline all the time.For those of you fearing Sony and DRM I'm just going to state simple facts real quick. First of all DRM revolves around online. With Xbox One you need to be online to install a game. DRM right there. The every 24 hours connection is for their hardware's sake. They're doing dashboard checks (I know quite a bit about the 360 hack scene). Sony is just leaving the door open to developers via words only. The door is almost closed, the only way is if a game either says well the console must be connected to play this game. That's a stretch but slightly possible think about it not even evil Diablo 3 and it's always on DRM will require that since it will have offline play. Or online passes which EA claims they won't do anymore and besides them only THQ (bankrupt) and WB have used them as far as I'm aware if anyone knows any more please throw them out there.
Another note: I was pissed about the Xbox One thing too and the always online yadda yadda. Then I looked at my Steam account and saw all those games with the Steam DRM and said I've already participated and can't be a hippocrite. Most people I know own a PC and have Steam games so those of us who do really shouldn't complain.
I bought my consoles last night on Bestbuy.com and they made me pay up front which I'm ok with because now I've paid if I don't get my PS4 and Xbox One someone is getting the old school Sub Zero fatility done to them.
I hope my long winded post helps some people with this DRM deal, I have Diablo 3 and Sim City and like toying with console exploits so I know a lot of the rhyme and reason MS is doing this stuff. I honestly don't blame them either they got whooped by console hacks. People thought PC game piracy is bad yea right they just had a blind eye to the console side. That's why Xbox One needs to be online every 24 hours so it knows it hasnt been hacked. The used game fee is what it is... a money grab.