Xbox 720 Rumored To Require Always-On Internet Connection; Is This A Mistake For Microsoft?

Microsoft implementing this kind of system seems far fetched but there could be justification for this sort of system. - Lazytechguys

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mandf3181d ago

A big mistake and if they don't see it,then they are out of touch with the consumer.

Muffins12233181d ago

Really?You obviously have internet accese as we in the world will the people who are paying 400 dollas for a gaming machine in 2013 would not have internet accese

Snookies123181d ago

It's not even about that.... I have a fast internet connection, but location-wise it will randomly at times cut out and come back on. That would be disastrous for something that requires an "always-on" connection.

NewMonday3180d ago

It's not just about the connection, the idea of a having to ask a system you supposedly own for permission to play a game is just wrong.

Ezz20133180d ago


there is nothing good about this
it just wrong and plain stupid if MS is doing this

Dazel3180d ago

Are you really that stupid?

NegativeCreepWA3180d ago

I personally know more people that don't have their consoles online. A lot of people use wireless Internet providers that wont work with Live.

Imalwaysright3180d ago

If i'm paying € 400 I shouldn't have to pay for an internet subscription to play with it. Consoles are not software and we own them when we pay for them. I dont want to be forced to be online to use something that is mine.

kneon3180d ago

I'm skeptical that Microsoft will do this. But if they do then that means they have given up on developing countries and even many rural areas in the developed world.

3-4-53180d ago

what about when it goes out or resets or your router is acting funky, or the internet is down in the area ?

Then you can't play your console ?

Learn to think beyond the first layer.

darthv723180d ago (Edited 3180d ago )

technically speaking. An internet connected PC has an always on internet connection. Even if you are playing a game that does not "require" it, its still there for if you need to open a browser and look up cheats.

The 360 uses an always on internet connection for those who are plugged into their home network. you sign in to xb live even if you are silver member and you are connected to the internet.

the only ones who can really say they arent are those who do not connect their system to a home network. They are the same ones who dont access the store for new demos or downloadable anything.

The statement of "always on" is what confuses people. PS3 uses a similar "always on" type of connection as well. You turn on your ps3 and sign in to the PSN you are online even if you arent playing an online game. We use it to access the store or our account information.

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BrunoM3180d ago

Hope they don't go that way is just not right paying lets say 400 to 500 for a system u own and then kinda having to ask Microsoft permission to play if u do have to be always on ... That's just not right

-Superman-3180d ago

Microsoft earns so much money, and no exclusive games.
Sony loss, yet so many good exclusive games.

I really hope Microsoft fuck up Xbox 720, so then Sony can earn more money, and make even more exclusive games.
No need Microsoft.

KMCROC543180d ago

That by far has to be the dumbest statement I have ever heard & I make some dumb one,but this takes the cake.please stop.

BX813180d ago

Yeah, can't wait to see the amount of quality games that will come out when the only competition on consoles will be Nin.

007Bond3180d ago

This is not going to happen until one company sees the other do it first, they will both eventually need this anyway

TheGamerDood3180d ago

Remind me again why we need this?

nukeitall3180d ago

Of course this rumor is completely stupid and only idiots believe it.

listenkids3180d ago

Same goes for the used game patent, right? These same idiots who said they won't add it to Diablo 3. Worse things have happened.

Perjoss3180d ago (Edited 3180d ago )

lets not forget 1 important thing here... If Microsoft can assure devs and publishers that nobody will be pirating, renting, trading in or even lending out their games how do think the devs and pubs will react to this? obviously they will love it.

If Sony does not follow with this tech its going to look a lot less appealing for pubs to release on the Sony system because so much more lost revenue. Dont be surprised if you see quite a few multiplat games released on the NextBox and not on the PS4.

I'm just saying

BX813180d ago

If this is the case then I wonder how many will not buy the next xbox and only buy the PS4. That would also catch the devs eye. I personally won't buy a system that requires me to be online all the time, but that's just one person. Interesting to think about though. I doubt MS will do this. I don't think the gaming community is ready for something like this.

josephayal3180d ago

sorry but there are gamers who live in jungles, deserts , rain forests etc etc who have no access to internet

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DarkSniper3181d ago (Edited 3181d ago )

With technology pacing forward at a rapid pace, the common gamer is always on the go. Making an internet connection required for all next generation Xbox consoles would be an idiotic, boneheaded yet expected tact from Microsoft. This wouldn't be the first. Decisions like this has haunted them in the past and is a core reason why they are in third place this current generation.

If you wanted to bring your new Xbox to a friends house, or you're directing a competitive, offline tournament, you couldn't. Because you need an internet connection. It would be a crying shame if Microsoft did this. Alienating a good fraction of the gaming population. Sometimes technology doesn't get better with time.


mandf3181d ago

Good to see you sniper. How's madden this year?

Jek_Porkins3180d ago

Keep up the trolling! Hopefully this place can get cleaned up from ignorant fools like yourself this year.

GalacticEmpire3181d ago

There's no justifying this, it would be a huge mistake and one that would herald MS's exit from the videogame industry; if not from fan backlash then from retailer alienation.

Godmars2903181d ago

I'm just waiting for people w/o online having to argue with a Gamestop clerk when returning the system.

GribbleGrunger3181d ago (Edited 3181d ago )

There is absolutely no foundation for this debate. You can't assume to justify a proposition. This is only a rumour and has not been verified in any way, so there is absolutely no merit in the question, 'Is this a mistake?'. Perhaps 'Would this be a mistake?' gives it at least some legitimacy. As is, I'll wait to debate this when we actually find out ANYTHING at all about the next gen machines.

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