Polygon: "The popularity of online games is one of the reasons Microsoft officials think that the Xbox One's connectivity requirement won't be a problem, according to the VP at Microsoft Game Studios, Phil Spencer."
That's fine and all, but give options to people. Also, not everyone have good connection.
Exactly. Even on the Xbox 360, plenty of its top-selling games like Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Fable II and III mere primarily offline games. 360's highest selling game, Kinect Adventures, was offline-only if I'm not mistaken.
is a major factor in both platforms. We have seen less and less localized multiplayer and more shift to online. It isnt like the old days of SNES or PS1 and PS2 where multiplayer was split screen. We may get a few of those games this gen but multiplayer will be more online focused. sony is counting on people wanting to connect their system which is why they phrased it as more of a benefit than a requirement. Ms making it a requirement is more pushing than persuading. sony is persuading not pushing and when it is presented that way, people feel easier about the idea than seeing it as forced. I would have to say that the ps4 will end up a more connected console than even the ps3 is today.
Exactly. 9 1/2 times out of I'm online anyway but I have a real issue being dictated to on how I enjoy my down time.
Wasn't the xbox 360 made in different SKU's back in 2005 to give Players options? whatever happened to MS Xbox smh...
Agree but one of their biggest mistakes was making the Core machine with no HDD, now they are making the complete opposite BIGGER mistake in requiring an internet connection and forcing you into Kinect.
Agreed MS went from "where about the player xbox 360 revolves around you" to "Xbox is about money and the companies that make games ,Deal with it "
Most of the creative people that helped build the gaming division of Microsoft into what it is now quit and they had nothing good to say about the company when they did leave. Now we all know why.
Lol Cod and BF.
I expect Microsoft to make some changes in the near future. Kinect will probably be made optional (which would probably drop the price under the PS4's, since the PS4 is more powerful). There will likely still be some form of DRM in place, but it won't be as stupid as it is now. I'm not even going to consider buying an Xbox One while Kinect is mandatory and that DRM is in place.
The DRM and Kinect are very unlikely to change. Microsoft will drop the price and create bundle-packs before they remove those things. The DRM has several moving pieces, so they can't simply flip a switch and turn it off. Remember: all Xbox One games install to the hard drive and play from the hard drive. This is partly why they're restricting used games and requiring an internet connection (to verify stuff). Remove any one of those and the fundamental design of the system comes tumbling down. It will be years before they make adjustments to how this thing works.
I imagine most are mandated to use Kinect in some form, I think it'll be impossible to remove after launch.
the only online multi-player i play is cod (not that i dont own other multi-player games) so the xbox 1 does not really appeal to me because of all that checking in every 24 hours. i have not got the time to jump through hoops to enjoy my gaming i just want to switch it on and play not worrying "oh if the network goes down or if i forget to pay my isp i cant enjoy my 429 pounds console"
Not everyone likes to play every game online. Some of us like single player games with an actual story to follow something that as time goes by seems to be ignored more and more. But I also enjoy certain games with multiplayer.
I guarantee you a year and a half maybe two from now when they make their remodeled “Slim” version of the XBone they will drop the Kinect add-on and Internet requirements.
Just because I'm online doesn't mean I'm playing online.
there alienating thereselves an hopin that the specific areas the system will actually work will sell enough to make up for the majority that wont... its consumer fraud people are gonna be returning these left an right id hate to be working for xbox1 online support all the phone calls there gonna be getting launch day
Yes, indeed. MS might as well tell their Customer Service Reps to get ready for a long ride within the next few weeks for the X1. Absorb the abuse from customers. SMH.... I'd hate to work that job.
Popular enough to alienate 30 million people who bought the xbox 360 and didn't have live? Lettuce be cereal
So basically, X1 is a cloud gaming device. No check in within 24hrs., no access to your gaming library?! Look, you cannot do anything anyway if your internet is down. Why hurt your gamers?! Hell, at least give them the chance to enjoy single play of their games on the console?! It's already a fcuked up feeling when you have no cellphone service and internet is slow or down.
All i play is Online games,so it really doesnt bother me. Last single player game i played for more than a day was Metal Gear Solid 4
MS, what about what the gamers think?
Again, why require connections every 24 hours? Can't MS do the same by requiring connections only when installing games?
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