No One Is Dumb Enough To Make A Console Dependent On An Internet Connection

Complex - The latest gripe in the video games community is that the Xbox 720 (code named Durango) won't allow anyone to play games without an internet connection. I for one, believe this to be pure poppycock. Not that I'm riding Microsoft's analog stick but to do something so ass-backwards is inconceivable and makes absolutely no business sense. And if there's one thing Microsoft is not going to do, it would be to create a product that will not make money. No Zune or Vista jokes guys.

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Thepharaoh1898d ago

Thank you.
some one gets it

iGAM3R-VIII1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

#dealwithit MicroSoft's rumours are 'Always On' and until E3 come we will know if they are official, but when you have an employee say something like that on twitter defending MS, it must be true

Thepharaoh1898d ago

there's so much confusion wit this whole story that simply accepting it is a little silly. Microsoft hasn't even announced the console and people are already waltzing around as if they have the exact info as to how games will be played. Another thing is the fact that Microsoft isn't stupid. Do you really believe That the company which became the top Os software development group got there by exhibiting such ignorance. Do you think they tripped their earning in the gaming business by making such awful choices, Do you think they were able to pass off the gimmick of Kinect by being so dumb. I understand that this site may not have the biggest Microsoft fans but even they cannot deny that Microsoft is this dumb.

Gildarts1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

"It MUST be true"

Now you are being ignorant. Who said that he was talking directly about the 720? Maybe he was talking about the idea of always online consoles.

asad1971898d ago

I find it funny that people actually believe that next xbox will require Internet. Microsoft is not that stupid. Wait for e3 for official information.

iGAM3R-VIII1898d ago

I know MS are not that stupid but I am kinda getting chills about that recent employee thing. There must be some reason

greenpowerz1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

The employee was sick of people like you spending 24/7 trolling like your life depended on it. MSFT commented on Not supporting the employee's views and not "rumors and speculation"

Could you imagine MSFT letting trolls force them to respond to made up BS. MSFT would give the signal that S.D.F. could push them around.

The employee did not or could not comment on what MSFT is doing either way. He responded with a smart A$$ comment to the trolls and their talking points.

(1)What people are talking is prabably nothing more than DEV KIT security messures to control where 720 games are and who is using them.(Console won't work and play games unless said unit is connect at assigned location(if true at all)

People really believe that folks that supposedly have info about the 720 and are leaking info only leak things about "online" but nothing on current dev kit specs, games, XBL, features, Kinect etc LMAO

Like I said this all came out again after talk of the 720 having 2 GPUs came out in the open, after a troll posted the old rumor( 1 year old rumor) on a popular website on Aprils fools to descredit the rumor/leak out of damage control. These articles have been coming out since then.

(2)No doubt the 720 does have auto update features and possible never signs you out of XBL if you have internet hense the auto updating feature LOL.

I think these two things I'm talking about above caused real confusion and is when S.D.F. and pro Sony media started talking advantage of the confusion.

MSFT is doing such a great job keeping things secret it's driving the opposition crazy...

Move on and stop trying to get MSFT to show their hand or trying to force them to. Your minds are made up why do you care so much?

A company that makes most of its cash on internet

thechosenone1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

So you guys don't even trust the people that actually worked on the hardware?

"Developer on Xbox 720 always-online: "All I can say is be sure to pay your ISP bills"

rainslacker1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )


They didn't get there by ignorance, they got there by arrogance. They controlled the OS and productivity markets for so long that for the most part there really was no choice. On numerous occasions they have participated in anti-consumer and anti-competitive practices to maintain that dominance of the markets they controlled.

I see a lot of this "Companies are only in it for themselves", "It's all about profits", "Companies don't care about you, or what we say" when discussing topics on here. But no company exemplifies that more than MS in their long history. Take a look outside gaming once in a while and you would see this too.

If any company were to have the gall to actually implement something like this it would be MS. If any company could implement it and make it successful it would be MS. That is how powerful they are.

delboy1898d ago

The publishers will implement the always online DRM, like they did with online passes.
There are rumors already for ACIV and Watchdogs being always online.
And xbox720 and ps4 will support it or the game will not be published.
deal with it

gaffyh1898d ago

I would agree to an extent that no company is this stupid, but then if you look at Microsoft's recent portfolio; Zune (although it was good), Vista, Kin, Windows 8, they always try and force something on their customers, which is why there may be some truth to this rumor.

If you also combine it with the other leaks such as:
- No used games
- Install-only
- Cable-box mentality
- Gaming taking a back seat in the next Xbox in favour of other entertainment.
- Always on Kinect

^ Then it kinda makes sense that they would require your console to be always online when trying to play games or apps.

I have no doubt that this "Always-On" strategy is/was Microsoft's strategy for the next Xbox, but I am hoping that they have either changed it already, or have changed it because of this backlash, so I've got high hopes. Don't let me down MS!

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xXxSeTTriPxXx1898d ago

Just like no ones dumb enough to force drm on single player portion of games, but guess what they did and guess what it sold 10mil copies.

for a lot of people gaming isnt just a hobby its an addiction and M$ understands this.

Give the people a must have product and they'll break their own code of ethics to get it.

For the longest time gamer swore they would never support always online drm but daiblo made liers of them all.

And I thumb you up because I do agree but its not ignorence thats motivating them its a bottomline, and as long as they can produce content gamers will put up with it.

Thepharaoh1898d ago

Both of those points are valid but they still don't explain just how badly Microsoft would mess up with this.They own a very widely used browser an have their name stamped on a good chunk of computers. Knowing this I think it's safe to assume that They must get Internet Connection problem calls 24/7It's not so much going on the silliness of others as it is the disrespect Now. Remember their a Computer Company the amount of feedback they must get would probably be enough to kill one man, Remember that N4g is a tiny chunk of the internet search up Always on for xbox and you'll probably spend all night looking through all the threads on this Garbage. Now is ee you comparing them to other companies those companies are not Microsoft. To the Drm Were not talking about singular games were talking about a console requirement that would encompass all games. Again they are not so dumb

FamilyGuy1898d ago

What about OnLive? Someone was "dumb enough" that time...

aviator1891898d ago

...if the rumors are true. :/

And I fully believe that they aren't. But feel free to disagree.

GamersRulz1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

No I won't disagree with you, because I based my previous comment on a rumor, strong rumor though!

Dlacy13g1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

well... to be fair OnLive did. Granted it is slightly different in that it is streaming games 100% but it most certainly is dependent on Internet.

superterabyte1898d ago

Onlive was not successful. For reasons x,y and z. But that's besides the point. When you buy a console that uses a physical medium such as the disk (which we can presume although not with certainty will be present on Mic***oft's next machine) and has single player games and unlike Onlive will launch internationally you should expect in fact demand that there is no always on DRM.

What happens if your internet went down and the console required an internet connection at all times to play games? Effectively you would own a brick.

Dlacy13g1898d ago

I didn't say onlive was successful, just that someone has made a always on console.

superterabyte1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

@Dlacy13g you can't make a streaming service without being always online. Did you even read what I wrote? originally onlive was based only in northen america later going to parts of europe and you could join the service without owning the console.

Yes someone made an always on console but it failed end of.

Max-Zorin1898d ago

If it turn out to be true, N4G will eat it up and never move on.

CC-Tron1898d ago

Nah. It won't be true and N4G will eat crow instead.

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