Posted by Chuck Corbin on May 22, 2013

Xbox One Will Definitely Require Internet Connection

With Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox One yesterday one of the biggest things on peoples’ minds were “will the Xbox One require a constant internet connection?” There had been rumors going on for months that the console would require such a connection, much to the dismay of people everywhere. After all, there remains a very significant portion of the US who have no broadband access to speak of, and can only get dial-up service, which consoles do not support.

There is some good news: the Xbox One won’t require a constant internet connection but for the ones that do there are different type of wifi solutions. The bad news, however, is that it will require at least 1 connection a day. In other words, if you decide to take your Xbox One to grandma’s house, you better hope she has an internet connection because otherwise you’ll be locked out of it until you get reconnected online.

The news comes from Phil Harrison, one of Microsoft’s vice presidents, and is the same guy who revealed that you won’t be able to lend your buddy your copy of a game, unless he pays for the whole game himself. It’s staggering to think that Microsoft has the balls to think that people won’t have a problem with this strategy. All I have to say is that they better be prepared to see the PS4 in first place from day one, because unless Sony releases a console in the shape of a Swastika, I don’t see how the Xbox One is going to beat the PS4 when they’re both similar consoles, except that the Xbox One contains 100% more DRM.


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