An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games – After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again. 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. Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc based games just like you do today – There will be no limitations to using and sharing games, it will work just as it does today on Xbox 360. In addition to buying a disc from a retailer, you can also download games from Xbox Live on day of release. If you choose to download your games, you will be able to play them offline just like you do today. Xbox One games will be playable on any Xbox One console — there will be no regional restrictions.
That major nelson fella lied to my hero angry joe and said that he was being "bold" to assume its easy to remove the online requirements. Well this just proves he is bold to assume.
Too bad it didnt kill the kinect always on thing.. sorry, but the NSA isnt spying on me in my own home through webcam bro.
Bummer. The trade off wasn't worth it.
Kinect can be turned off now. That was announced weeks ago.
I think it is amazingly great news. Family sharing was a great idea but only interested people like me because borrowing and loaning discs wasn't an option but now that that option is back I probably would never have used family sharing any way. I am glad MS listened to everyone. Now we can actually compare the new consoles for what they are and not what they do and don't offer. I was never considering a PS4 because of MS's mistakes but I wasn't considering the One either, now I am.
ChrisCabrera: Hahaha! You're hilarious! You're hilarious because you're silly enough to believe that the NSA is going to spy on you through a Kinect you were likely never going to purchase anyway and because you believe that the camera and mic couldn't be disabled (they can). :)
I was actually looking forward to the lack of need to change disks. The once a day internet connection didn't bother me at all because I keep my gaming machines (PC or consoles) connected to the internet all the time. I was also looking forward to family game sharing. Oh well.. Microsoft listened to the haters.
When i heard that Microsoft was requiring always on connection i was somewhat perplexed and not all happy. it didn't make any sense to me.
now, i am happy that Microsoft is listening, (grudgingly) to the consumers that are paying them to do their job.
It is kinda funny though how they have to take a parting shot at us when they took away game sharing capabilities of online titles, anyone else think Microsoft is acting childish?
The NSA has the power to force Microsoft to turn over consumer data now. The only way to keep Kinect out of that dragnet would be to build a camera that *can't* be activated remotely. Microsoft may have done just that.
But if the camera *can* be activated remotely, do you really think, after everything that's come out, that the NSA won't use that capability? And do you think you'd be told about it if they did?
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