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GameOn - Skyrim PC Episode #88

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Microsoft Now Getting Shaddy About ALWAYS ON!

Is Microsoft keeping secrets and telling false truths to cover up ALWAYS ON?
Even though at 1st they said there was none?


UPDATE #2: It remains unclear whether or not the Xbox One is an always-online console. In an interview with Kotaku, Microsoft vice president Phil Harrison provided a bit of muddled clarification regarding the console's online strategy.
"There are many devices in your life that require the Internet to function," he said. "Xbox One is no different in that it requires, at some point in the beginning and at various times through its on state, to connect to our cloud and to our Internet."
When Kotaku's Stephen Totilo pressed Harrison on the specifics of how long you could be offline before the Xbox One stopped you from playing a single-player game, Harrison responded with, "I believe it’s 24 hours."
We'll be following up on this story as more details emerge.

UPDATE #1: Another Microsoft representative, UK marketing director Harvey Eagle, has confirmed that the Xbox One doesn't require a constant internet connection. "The answer to that question is no. You do not require an always-on connection to be able to use Xbox One," he said. "It is clearly designed to be connected to the Internet, and hopefully from what you've just seen you realize some of the benefits that brings. But if your Internet connection drops, you will still be able to play games, still be able to watch Blu-Ray movies, and still be able to watch live TV."

ORIGINAL STORY: Shortly after the Xbox Reveal event today, Microsoft revealed that its new console does not require a constant internet connection.
Microsoft's Don Mattrick has confirmed that the Xbox One is not "always on."

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