Submitted by Squall5005 870d ago | news

Xbox One Does Require Internet Connection, Can't Play Offline Forever

The Xbox One doesn't have to be online all the time, but it does have to be online. Not just once in a while—once a day, according to Microsoft vice president Phil Harrison.

In a Q&A on their press site for the new Xbox, Microsoft tackles the always-on question with a strangely-worded answer: "No, it does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet." (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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iGAM3R-VIII   870d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   870d ago


Phil Harrison is a plant working secretively for sony
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Qrphe  +   870d ago
I was honestly excited but after seeing all the stupid rumors become true, I don't think anyone is even trying to defend the X1 anymore.
shoddy  +   870d ago
Lol at offline pass.
they still sell millions cause kids thought COD is only on xbox.

Xbox won
Squall5005   870d ago | Spam
PirateThom   870d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(3)
Sharius  +   870d ago
this getting better and better
Root  +   870d ago
Not looking good is it :|

Off Topic

Whats with people getting done for harshly for trolling and off topic comments when they arn't. Seriously thats ridiculous, you can't be a mod/admin, be a Xbox fanboy and get so p***** off that you would hide peoples comments
Blackdeath_663  +   870d ago
the admins have been relentless during the xbox reveal i tried to submit a legit article about the new info revealed after the show but it was instantly failed by an admin claiming it was "old" but at the time the xbox reveal literally finished 10 minutes ago and there were no duplicates how on earth he can claim its old i will never know. i looked on his profile and he failed somewhere around 25-30 xbox one article and approved 4. the 4 he did approve had something positive about the xbox one. this all happened like 10 minutes after the conference
The Shadow  +   870d ago
"The Xbox One doesn't have to be online all
the time, but it does have to be online."

in other words, you have to be online,simple as that.bye bye xbox.
aviator189  +   870d ago
MS...here's the thing.

You could call me a very loyal follower in regards to xbox gaming. But...if what Harrison is saying is indeed true, you have lost a 10-year fan of xbox.

If this isn't true, get up off of your asses, hold an emergency meet-up or whatever and clarify all of these grey areas. Or I swear...you've lost me.

There's no way in heck I'm going to have a connection everywhere I go as a pharmacy student, so please, CLARIFY.
zeal0us  +   870d ago
MS lost a lot of people with this move if it is indeed true.

Majority of the games I played this gen were multi-platform anyway. I never really cared for CoD dlc, Halo, Gears, PGR, Forza and Fable that much. Guess MS just made the leaving easier.
starchild  +   870d ago
MS are screwing up bad. The fact that everything is soooo unclear is just crap. Their reveal of the Xbox One should have made most of these things clear. And the fact that they don't follow up and clear things up makes them look very bad.
BitbyDeath  +   870d ago
MS needs to ensure this is on the box or they will get sued big time.
Sigh  +   870d ago
bahaha... oh man. Just hilarious just when you thought they weren't going always online, comes this. Amazing how the most important points of the new Xbox One comes out right after the big show of its reveal is done.
creized1  +   870d ago
Ofcourse it was after the event.
They didn't want things thrown at them on stage now would they :) LOL
Hufandpuf  +   870d ago
If Xbox One fails, MS is done. They have no backup plan and the only other market they've been pushing is in the tablet buisness and that isn't going too well for them either.
yugovega  +   870d ago
of all the bad they did today this is the one that will hurt the most. a lot of parents don't want their kids online and with it having to be online that's an issue. not to mention people without the net. price of the ps4 will determine this gen tbh. if its 500 I have a feeling we will see a repeat of Nintendo running away with sales for 2 to 3 years with sony catching up I the end. and Microsoft? not In the picture.
Malice-Flare  +   870d ago
heh, so all the bad rumors were at most partially true...
Prcko  +   870d ago
yeah,very bad news
ProudGamer  +   870d ago
Looks like it.
Pyrrhus  +   870d ago
Greenpowerz would have you believe that is not all bad and that we are all caught up in Sony's 'trap', whatever that may be.

I find it amusing that rumors for both consoles were, in essence, accurate to a degree. Moreso for some than others. This always online BS and needing to pay an activation fee for used games is a nail in the coffin.
mydyingparadiselost  +   870d ago
Just can't trust these companies anymore.
C-Thunder  +   870d ago
*this company*
mydyingparadiselost  +   870d ago
No, these companies. It's not just MS that tries to screw their customers and hide their intentions through pretty language or fake applause. Well, they're probably the only ones with the fake applause...
Sigh  +   870d ago
man who the hell marked Squall's post above as Spam? Bunch of butthurt fanboys. Open your eyes, with a neutral, fair view, the Xbox One disappointed SEVERELY today.
listenkids  +   870d ago
As much as I wanted the conference to be average, I was worried it would blow minds. It did just that, but in such the wrong way.

Who do they listen to? Really.
WeMilk   870d ago | Spam
IQUITN4G  +   870d ago
Ah well that rules me out then. Other than that I think MS has good direction. Guess I'll be playing the games I love from this current and previous generations from now on. Luckily the back catalog here is huge
Robtherobot2013  +   870d ago
Now it's true but 2 hours ago it wasn't.

Make up your mind, Microsoft!
Sarobi  +   870d ago
Wait I don't get this at all.. so you can play offline just as long as you log in ONCE every 24 hours... what..
aviator189  +   870d ago
yeah, I don't get it either...
needs to be addressed asap.
BitbyDeath  +   870d ago
The game is running off your HDD so it will be checking every 24 hours that you have a legit copy.
stuna1  +   870d ago
Shouldn't one time be enough, or if your offline why should it even matter?
BitbyDeath  +   870d ago
The disc isn't req'd to play so the check will be to make sure you haven't sold/gave it to anyone.
oof46  +   870d ago
So, in essesnce, they've disregarded the approximately 1/3 of their consumer base that don't connect their systems online?

C-Thunder  +   870d ago
Their current user is not their target consumer. They want this thing sold on the tv functionality, roll in the money from all of the subscriptions and adds. They'll try to use gamers to get it started into people's homes, then focus on everything but games.
oof46  +   869d ago
@C-Thunder: That is a gamble and disheartening at the same time.
Rusty515  +   870d ago
...Damn nigga
Why o why  +   870d ago
Lmao.....my daughter is looking at me wondering why I'm laughing at my tablet.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   870d ago
This day is just....man...literally every time Microsoft opens it's mouth it literally ruins the Xbox one. It's not even funny anymore.
Loki86  +   870d ago
Umm wtf.. This report has already been reported as fabricated. Try harder thanks.
Sarobi  +   870d ago
Loki86  +   870d ago
Here is the proof you need: http://www.theverge.com/201...
WeMilk   870d ago | Spam
dumahim  +   870d ago
As long as you're signed in to your profile, otherwise there is a fee/purchase price involved. Even your link indicates that.
GABRIEL1030   870d ago | Trolling | show
grassyknoll  +   870d ago
Worst console reveal of all time. Xbox One is gonna be hacked within weeks of release.
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shackdaddy  +   870d ago
cable box*
SDF Repellent  +   870d ago
Sh!t, I am done with console gaming. I been an avid MS and xbox supporter, as you all might already know, and try to stay positive about the new xbox, but I can't after the rumored news going from bad to worst. First is no BC, second is the used game fiasco and the back and forth hush, hush from MS about it, and now this???? I am sorry, even though I have constant internet connection, I want to take my system with me sometime to remote places that don't have internet connection fr days like what I have been doing with my xbox 360 for the past 5 years. MS has betrayed loyal gamers like me and this could be the turning point for me to go back with Sony. I am so angry right now...going to take a walk to cool off some steam.
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Dread  +   870d ago
I am very concerned as well
Cannot believe that there is no bc
That is the thing i hated the most about the ps3

And lets not even mention the always on kenect always watching you and who knows who is watching
r21  +   870d ago
Holy crap, megaton comment right from the one of the well known pro xbox commenters here on n4g :O
Blank  +   870d ago
I reacted the sameway! Wow! My mind is blown! Now all we need is jeks fanboy goggles to be removed and the universe will explode! Lol I mean I know he a gaming vet but he did proclaim to be an xbox fan as for me im a vet with no side I just want the best gaming experience with a touch of fair consumer treatment and microsoft has been unfriendly for as long the xbox live gold subscription fee started
Why o why  +   870d ago
This is indeed megaton.. kudos to all who have finally given ms the side eye. Its affecting us all as gamers not just the most loyal to any faction.

We've got your backs. If people collectively band together and make some bloody noise ms may rethink some of their ideas, sony too. No harm in trying. This is beyond ridiculous BUT e3 should give some clarity. Your voices will be heard as you've the full backing of the same people who annoy ya

Chin ups and press ups are a great way of chilling out plus they're good for your core.
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C-Thunder  +   870d ago

The prodigal son returns.
torchic  +   870d ago
buy a PS4.
tiffac008  +   870d ago
MS needs to come out with an official statement to all these questions because there is so much mixed information going around right now and its making them look bad.
Urusernamesucks  +   870d ago
@tiffac they already had the chance to announce that today, something tells me they never will.

All i know is i wont b gettn it.
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isarai  +   870d ago
It really seems like even MS are confused on how their console works, or they are trying their best to pussyfoot around the elephant in the room until it's too late for people who buy it.
BlaqMagiq24  +   870d ago
Are they trying their hardest to alienate their fans? One confirmation after another digs a deeper hole for them.
azshorty2003  +   870d ago
I take my PS3 with me Everywhere because I travel around. I play on this ( http://www.amazon.com/Vangu...
I almost Never have an internet connection. So according to this story, I wouldn't be able to play at all because the Xbox can't verify my legit copy? Wow, just WOW!

How will this work for troops overseas with no connection? How will this work for something as simple as a game tournament competition (online connection & game install)? How will this work for my 9 year old sons room to which I don't have his connected to the internet because I don't want him playing with all the fowl mouth punks playing on Live?

Answer: It Won't
NastyDaddeh  +   870d ago
Darrius Cole  +   870d ago
Hey, if your son is not connected to the internet then Microsoft doesn't want him as a customer anyway.

That is what they are saying isn't it.
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BizDaWolf  +   870d ago
They need to quit beating around the brush and be honest with us it's an yes or on answer.

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