So after all the backlash from Xbox fans and gamers, it seems Microsoft is listening, I hope; to it’s user base. This is good news if it’s true, which it should be if they want to stay in their position in the gaming market.
An email reportedly sent to Microsoft employees seems to debunk rumors that the next Xbox will require a constant internet connection.
The alleged email, obtained by Ars Technica, is said to have been sent to “all full-time employees working on the next Xbox” and contains the following text:
“Durango is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today’s Internet. There are a number of scenarios that our users expect to work without an Internet connection, and those should ‘just work’ regardless of their current connection status. Those include, but are not limited to: playing a Blu-ray disc, watching live TV, and yes playing a single player game.”
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- Report: The Next Xbox Will Let You Play Games Offline (kotaku.com)
- Microsoft: Next Xbox will work even when your Internet doesn’t (arstechnica.com)
- Leaked Microsoft memo says next-gen Xbox won’t require constant internet connection (theverge.com)
- Next Xbox Does Not Require an Internet Connection to Work (bagogames.com)
- Microsoft internal email confirms Xbox 720 is not always-connected (geek.com)