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Xbox One does not require an always-online Internet connection, Microsoft has confirmed to

Speaking to us following Xbox One's announcement earlier this evening, Xbox UK marketing director Harvey Eagle said that the console had been designed to be used with the Internet, but users will be able to continue playing games, watching movies or watching live TV if the connection drops.

Xbox One was announced in Washington earlier this evening.

Source: Interview

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Confirmed you need to have it online once every 24 hours.
Posted 15:50 on 22 May 2013

pblive@ Endless

It's not as simple as that. There are still too many ISPs that provide caps on Internet and those new consoles with all their online features will soon eat through GB of information.

Then consider that, despite BTs best efforts, large parts of the country still have sub 2Mbps speeds, which may prove far too slow for the features, certainly for streaming and cloud based stuff.
Posted 23:40 on 21 May 2013
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Endless@ pblive

That's hardly surprising though lol. Part of me thinks it's an oversight because people that refuse ro have their consoles hooked up to the internet cant use the system. But part of me thinks...screw them, the internet is part of everyone's life, even more so people playing video games ;)
Posted 22:58 on 21 May 2013


It will also be required to be 'always on' during any game that makes use of the cloud to provide extra computational power.
Posted 22:14 on 21 May 2013
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To what extent though? Surely an internet connection is now required to even install a game to authenticate and activate the game on your account. So an internet connection is 'required' at some point whether it has to remain connected or not.
Posted 21:51 on 21 May 2013
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