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Xbox One will not require an always-on Internet connection to function, Microsoft has confirmed - but it will require connecting to the Internet at least once every 24 hours.

The console's online requirement was discussed by Microsoft's corporate vice president Phil Harrison last night, who told Kotaku that he believed users would have to connect Xbox One to the Internet once a day.

However, Microsoft later told Polygon that Harrison's comments referred to a "potential scenario" and that it would not be confirming details of the console's online requirements "today".

It isn't yet clear why Xbox One requires a connection to the Internet every 24 hours or what happens if it goes longer without being connected, but it's presumably linked to some sort of DRM/authentication system.

Online requirements for Xbox One isn't the only area where Microsoft has failed to offer a clear answer.

There's still ongoing confusion over the console's pre-owned policy, and whether users will be required to tie disc-based titles to their Xbox LIVE profile.

Source: Kotaku, Polygon

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guyderman@ Endless

I think the truth is that we won't know for sure until they are pretty much released:
Example - Sony: 'Yes, You can play used games on the PS4' what they aren't telling us right now is about having to pay full price for the licence to do this :0/

The whole thing is just PR bullsh*t at this stage. There will be good and bad about both consoles, as there is currently, and at the end of the day people will go with what features suit them best as well as people that will follow the brand the feel loyal to (for some reason).

Personally for the first time ever I find myself leaning towards PC gaming !
Posted 13:47 on 22 May 2013
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If it had to be a connected system...why couldn't they just have copied the market leader: Steam. No-one complains about that. Except for people that want consoles to remain a simplistic device I suppose.

If EA is supporting PS4 and they've dropped their online pass system presumably because it's integrated into the platform for XOne; Stands to reason that there's some form of DRM Sony isn't telling us about. There's no way EA would accept this lvl of DRM for XOne and have nothing for PS4.

The big players are in for a lot of explaining in the not too distant future.
Posted 13:30 on 22 May 2013
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I had to move to accommodation with no internet access for a year in 2010 for work, playing single-player and split-screen games on my xbox was still great fun, but this would be completely lost if this is the case.
Posted 12:28 on 22 May 2013
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MJTH@ DancingRhino

The only thing I can think is that there is less going on their end that cause problems on the consumers end...

It's a depressing thought, that the best I could come up with was that maybe they are less likely to F*** it up on their end...
Posted 12:26 on 22 May 2013
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DancingRhino@ MJTH

It's not.
Posted 11:28 on 22 May 2013
MJTH's Avatar


How is this any better really? The people who can't get an internet connection at all are still screwed.
Posted 11:21 on 22 May 2013
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So I'd have to leave my wireless router on and my Xbox One plugged in when I go on holiday... that would be a great idea.
Posted 10:29 on 22 May 2013
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