COD Ghosts Xbox One offline not possible without Live?

Product-Reviews writes: Some interesting information has just turned up in relation to Call of Duty Ghosts on the Xbox One. As you may know, one user on Twitter has received his Xbox One early, only to receive a console ban from Microsoft in return.

While this ban is a ‘temporary’ one, the user in question has confirmed though that he cannot play Call of Duty Ghosts offline, as according to him the game REQUIRES an internet connection to play. Just to note an important point in all of this, the user MoonlightSwami has already installed the Xbox One ‘Day 1 patch’ which is thought to remove all previous DRM restrictions that Microsoft initially had in place.


Updated with new pictures showing PS4 box which reads: 'Offline play enabled on PS4'. This message isn't available on the Xbox One box.

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M-M1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

That's very weird, Microsoft just can't catch a break. If you're banned or not, or you don't have Xbox Live, you should be still able to play your games offline.

tr00p3r1379d ago

Exactly what I thought.... if it's a temporary ban for Xbox LIVE, then... how does that affect playing a game offline? Microsoft previously said that this wouldn't be an issue anymore.

PeaSFor1379d ago

this can't be serious....

xPhearR3dx1379d ago

It could just be COD. In which case would be a good thing. It would save all those people getting an X1 without a constant internet connection disappointment from a terrible game :P

TomShoe1379d ago

This is so M$ is hurts.

I guess when you get cut off from TEH CLOUDZ, you might as well have a brick on your hands.

bessy671379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

I know on 360 I had to download some kind of update before I could play single player. Maybe that's all this is.

Edit: lol @ the disagrees. Pony up!

JokesOnYou1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

News with "?" in the headline, so basicly its not news since they are asking me. lmfao

Does anybody in their right mind believe you aren't going to be able to play COD or any X1 games offline? ...oh wait yes there are some actually so caught up in the console war that's exactly what they're saying. lol I got to bookmark this one and remind them how stupid that sounds on the 22nd.

Eonjay1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )


"Just to make a point, it was announced months ago an internet connection was required."

Really they did? I'm a little confused here. Didn't they say you will be able to play Xbox One games without having to log in? Maybe I'm missing something? Insight please. Does this apply to certain games? For example "The Crew" is known to be online only. I didn't think that applied to Ghosts.

Another possibility: Maybe the game needs to go online to patch before playing. That would explain it somewhat.

Bimkoblerutso1379d ago

Didn't Microsoft (and Sony for that matter) still make it possible for third party publishers to establish their own DRM on a game to game basis?

It could be that Activision is establishing it's own DRM...god, I hope this is all just a mistake.

Langkasuka1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

I think it's the MS Day One patch that's an issue. We still have under 2 weeks to launch, possibly the patch wasn't ready yet. This is why MS needs to block XBL for the X1 early receivers.

... which means MoonlightSwami fellow might need to download another patch? I hope this won't be too big a problem :/

EDIT: Oh, my bad. Developers with kits and MS testers at home should probably already be able to play offline. Or maybe they got their X1 with the full patch inside?

Regardless, I hope the XBL patch team takes note of this :/

Xsilver1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago ) Now i understand why the PS4 versions says offline play enabled and the Xone version doesn't \(O.O)/

static52451379d ago


Here's the problem...
If you didn't have internet for that download you would still be able to play the game. You're just play without that patch. Seriously delete the patch and disconnect your internet.. You'll still be able to play the game.

But with this story with the ban.. If he wanted to play his X1 (which has had the day one patch) after the ban, all he should have to do is disconnect his internet and be able to play his game just fine. If it was before the ban and he just couldn't get the download from COD to play (since it shouldn't be able to play yet and the download is just not there yet) then again all he would have to do is disconnect his internet.

So unless this guy is a total dumbass (which I give him the benefit) or you literal need the internet to play SP mode

tr00p3r1379d ago


Last time I checked, this was Rumor not news.. Jokesonyou?

JokesOnYou1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

Langkasuka, Listen don't fall for this misinformation, as you alluded to we don't know what he downloaded. Usually before a patch of any kind is rolled out its tested, also its most likely that this patch that he downloaded was NOT in fact THEE exact same day one patch we'll see on the 22nd, remember microsofts has xbox staff, devs, and testers all playing right now under strict NDA's not to show anything without authorization, they may require them to stay connected through this current patch which shouldn't be a problem at all, plus there are many other scenarios for this situation but it would be suicide if micro made the console only playable online on launch day, why would they do that when even the original policies and games didn't have that requirement. lol, this is hit-bait headline, hyperbole which n4g feeds on plain and simple.

Edit trooper, I'm not referring to it as "news" in terms of how it categorized for n4g, I was referring to it in general not being "newsworthy" since anybody can ask a question and make it news as the sensational headline does, "Is the ps4 overheating?" -Hell if I know, I have no proof, just asking but its not newsworthy to make a article about.

bessy671379d ago


Yeah, I said you need to download a file that lets you play campaign. You do need internet. However, you do not need to be connected to the internet after that update is downloaded.

xHeavYx1379d ago

@ Jokes
You are so blind it hurts. You have someone who has an Xbox reporting he can't play, and you still get your defenses up

Eonjay1379d ago

He says he can't play anything... strange.
There goes my day one patch theory for Ghosts.

I wonder if it a directive of the ban. Can Microsoft issue bans that brick a system? Kinda weird, will have to wait to see what happens. Honestly, I don't believe that Microsoft would dare mess this up. I actually have more faith in them... hmm.

static52451379d ago


On current Gen that's not how it works. Any COD game where you want to play the Single player mode you do not need the internet. If someone that does not have internet can put any COD game into Current Gen Console and play it. What you download is just a patch not to activate your game.

But what it seems in this Rumor is that you need the internet to activate your game whether it be SP or MP

Eonjay1379d ago

"Updated with new pictures showing PS4 box which reads: 'Offline play enabled on PS4'. This message isn't available on the Xbox One box."

Why? No seriously, why? It doesn't seem fair to Xbox One players to not be able to play offline if PS4 players can. What happens when the servers go down?

Enemy1379d ago

I wonder if this is what CBOAT meant when he said 720p was only the beginning. NDA is preventing him for further commenting.

devwan1379d ago

@enemy "I wonder if this is what CBOAT meant when he said 720p was only the beginning. NDA is preventing him for further commenting."

PXG "Imagine if online authentication was deactivated at the OS level, but was still possible from game to game."

cboat reply: "imagn."

ruh roh...

gaffyh1378d ago

Wow this is really bad if true.

XboxFun1378d ago

I love it, Jokes comes in and says something logical but of course the usual suspects dismiss it with the "defense" and "apologist" remarks and then moments later an article from Penello is released:

Stating exactly what Jokes was talking about. Funny how some are quick to believe any and all bad news rumors about Xbox One and anyone who takes them with a grain of salt is an apologist or PR person.

People (like Heavy) are quick to fire up the hate machine instead of taking the time and understand exactly what is really going on here.

ChrisW1378d ago

Well... OBVIOUSLY! Don't do stupid things and you won't get banned. It's not the their fault, it's yours!

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Bigpappy1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

Did people just turn a deaf ear to M$ when they said there will be a day 1 update that you have to install before you can use X1 off line?

I kind of understand that though. You guys were to busy looking for moor red meat from M$ hide. Oh well continue with what you do. Just ignore this too.

Xsilver1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

"Just to note an important point in all of this, the user Moonlightswami has already installed the Xbox One ‘Day 1 patch’ which is thought to remove all previous DRM restrictions that Microsoft initially had in place."

Do ya read bro

tr00p3r1379d ago

The awkward moment when....

Bigpappy1379d ago (Edited 1379d ago )

I have to explain every little detail to you crazy people like you are little freaking kids.

Does any body here know when DAY ONE for the XBOX ONE is? Please raise your hand and receive 10 points for the right answer.

What ever that kid downloaded he has no clue what it is. He has some Pre-Day-One update. This might end up being the case, I am just saying that M$ said they will be a DAY ONE update to fix this. No need to go to Redmond and start linching people when that date has not arrived yet?

Xsilver1379d ago

oh god your delusional you do know the day one patch is already live right? oh so now its a pre day one update Dufaq when did you get this classified info I'm dying to hear this..

Enemy1379d ago

He already downloaded the update Microsoft was talking about. It loads up the moment you power on the Xbone.