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The Xbox One will require an internet connection after all in order to play games, which comes to the chagrin of many gamers. According to press material from Microsoft, the Xbox One will require that you connect to the Xbox Live servers once a day to continue playing it.

This of course presents huge issues for people where internet is limited, especially our men and women in uniform overseas. How Microsoft plans to work that detail out is unknown at this time.

Microsoft's seemingly puzzling answer to this is that, "No, it (Xbox One) does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet. We’re designing Xbox One to be your all-in-one entertainment system that is connected to the cloud and always ready. We are also designing it so you can play games and watch Blu-ray movies and live TV if you lose your connection."

This is a bold move by Microsoft, and the type of move that could easily backfire on the company.

What do you guys think? Are you worried about the 'almost always on' connectivity required from the Xbox One?

Member Comments
# 1 wayytoocheezy39 @ 05/22/13 01:00 PM
This sucks.. I live in the Philippines and the internet here sucks a**..
 
# 2 debauchlord @ 05/22/13 01:01 PM
The key here is "connecting to the Xbox Live servers". What if you don't have Xbox Live? Surely, Microsoft won't make the purchase of a monthly XboX Live subscription mandatory? If I don't have Xbox Live, do I not have to worry about being always connected?
 
# 3 The_Wise_One @ 05/22/13 01:07 PM
There are far to many questions that need to be answered in a couple weeks. I'm not going to judge or complain till then.
 
# 4 robbiedizzle @ 05/22/13 01:19 PM
So suppose I take my family on vacation, am I supposed to leave it on the whole time? If I don't what exactly does "to continue to play it" mean?
 
# 5 tbennett54 @ 05/22/13 01:28 PM
If true, PS4 here I come
 
# 6 NaturalSelected @ 05/22/13 01:35 PM
Just a clarification: Xbox Live has a "silver" tier that is free. So you can have an Xbox Live account without paying a monthly fee.
 
# 7 ccoaxum @ 05/22/13 01:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by NaturalSelected
Just a clarification: Xbox Live has a "silver" tier that is free. So you can have an Xbox Live account without paying a monthly fee.
if you buy the cheap version of xbox one they are going to require you have a one year acct, which you will be $15 a month which you would end up pay more money for the cheap version then the one that cost the most so no they are forcing you to get the xbox gold.
 
# 8 Cardot @ 05/22/13 01:52 PM
I have been an Xbox guy for the last two generations, but can't say I am really digging this news. While I have an internet connection, I don't like the idea that I am being forced to connect. Meh, I won't be making the jump to next gen for at least a year, so plenty of time to see how things sort out.
 
# 9 eaterofworlds888 @ 05/22/13 02:02 PM
Was debating with a slight lean toward PS4. Now this pushed that lean even further.
 
# 10 jaa1980 @ 05/22/13 02:58 PM
I will wait and see, as we are not getting a ncaa with one anyways, like the import draft from ncaa to madden, might be holding off till next run of games for upgrade on hardware. Between all the crap that happen when 360 rolled out, sucky madden after having awesome 2005 on xbox, and the rings of death hardware issues for 360. I am not making same mistake again. Will let everything settle after release and see what is best choice.
 
# 11 daflyboys @ 05/22/13 03:14 PM
This whole thing sounds like it has too many requirements and conditions that you have to pay for. I'm so glad I'm past the point of feeling like a new console was almost mandatory.
 
# 12 Simple Mathematics @ 05/22/13 03:21 PM
I don't get why you have to have an internet connection to play offline modes.
 
# 13 DubTrey1 @ 05/22/13 03:27 PM
I am not going to jump to a judgment to this reported requirement until we get more details as to hwo this will work in full. I am not opposed to it from my personal perspective, but I do see it being an issue for many if this is indeed a requirement.
 
# 14 Kentucky_Wildcat23 @ 05/22/13 04:10 PM
I'll wait till E3 for more answers. Unlike a lot of people I think I am most excited for the all in one entertainment aspect of the Xbox One. I know that they will release the game information at E3 and hopefully they answer all the questions we have then.
 
# 15 malky @ 05/22/13 04:34 PM
That's why it's best to wait a couple of years before purchasing new consoles, let them iron out the bugs and the kinks...and this most certainly is a kink
 
# 16 Dr Death @ 05/22/13 05:06 PM
Here's my question, does Microsoft NOT realize that people have lives and in those lives we have many things that happen??? School, work, family, marriages, deaths... and they release this statement:

Quote:
the Xbox One will require that you connect to the Xbox Live servers once a day to continue playing it.
What the heck? Seriously??? Microsoft, if this is really what you plan on doing, you're going to lose a TON of money. Just saying...
 
# 17 scottyo60 @ 05/22/13 05:19 PM
I'm more concerned with the live mic and camera aspects of the kinect. Right now I'm leaning ps4 if I get any system
 
# 18 daflyboys @ 05/22/13 07:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr Death
Here's my question, does Microsoft NOT realize that people have lives and in those lives we have many things that happen??? School, work, family, marriages, deaths... and they release this statement:

Quote:
the Xbox One will require that you connect to the Xbox Live servers once a day to continue playing it.

What the heck? Seriously??? Microsoft, if this is really what you plan on doing, you're going to lose a TON of money. Just saying...

Spoiler
 
# 19 carolinawolf72 @ 05/22/13 07:51 PM
PS4 for me.
 
# 20 kidzer0918 @ 05/22/13 08:33 PM
I am in the military and on my last 3 deployments my XBOX was my best friend. Now you are telling me that when I am stuck in the middle of the ocean on deployment my XBOX will be useless....PS4 will have the leg up on the Military people for sure!!
 

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