Microsoft’s Don Mattrick has addressed concerns about the compulsory connectivity requirements of Xbox One.
“”Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called Xbox 360,” said Mattrick.
“If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device.”
Mattrick is aware of the kinds of gamers who’ll be missing out on Xbox One, and “absolutely” anticipated some blowback, but went on to reiterate he feels they have made the right call.
It would seem they went on to reiterate (yes that’s a word now) that they will be reversing many of the previous intentions to restrict used games, require constant checking in via internet connection to play your games and all your downloadable games will function regardless having an internet connection.
After getting hit with blows such as this showing all the previous statements and Sony’s response.
It became increasingly clear Playstation 4 won E3 and Xbox one took a beating after it became overly apparent Microsoft was only attempting to use this device as a way to expand their profits and decrease consumers freedom. I could not abide my content I purchased not actually belonging to me. That is absurd statement and more then glad to see Microsoft now saying things such as this “After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again,” Microsoft wrote. “There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360”.
We haven’t seen backtracking that hardcore since Nixon and Watergate scandal but that’s the kind of turnaround I like to see. It will be interesting to see how Sony responds to this news hopefully with more changes of their own in our favor. The Playstation 4 comes with a cheaper price tag but with the Kinect 2.0 perhaps the price is fair. Only time will tell if Xbox one or Playstation 4 will win the next gen console war.