The lights are on
As we get closer to the official unveiling of the next Xbox, more talk circulates about the console. A new round of chatter says that an online connection will be required.
Edge says that sources with good knowledge of the upcoming system say that it will require an online connection, but that physical discs for it will still be sold at retail. If this rumor is true, it would certainly jibe with what we've heard developers talk about when characterizing the next-generation of systems: a gaming environment that is "always on."
The article also mentions the system's prohibition of used games, use of Blu-ray discs, and an upgraded Kinect – stuff we've heard before.
If this always-on rumor is true, while annoying and even a barrier to entry for some consumers, it would seem to fit into Microsoft's stated ambition to make its next system streaming/downloadable media focused.
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if your connection goes down then we cant get on ?
Dang. Hope this turns out to be false.
NEXTBOX 720....... No poor people allowed
online all the time? Why? I don't want to be monitored almost every minute. Either way, I'd just turn off my WiFi then we'll see if I'm still online or not haha. Prohibition of used games? So they always believed that munny grows on trees. Well if the price of their games aren't more than $35-$40 then I won't have as much of a problem with that.
What irks me about this is the fact that internet connections go down all the time, and when they do, what's one of the first places people turn? Their gaming systems. So now if our connection goes down we can't even play XBOX? That'll suck.
i dont think it is a good thing..why should i be connected all the time if i wanna play my game? it should be a choice...i dont know who the idiots who give those console makers such ideas but they must not listen to them...this is a very alienating idea...stupid
I doubt this is true. Look at how well "always online" worked for Diablo 3. I will never buy a system that requires internet connection for the simple fact that the internet goes out from time to time. I don't have but one option where I live for cable internet and they don't care about customer service. I gotta be able to play my games.
Wow. All of these rumors in such a short amount of time. Can't wait until the next-gen experiences are formally announced by both Microsoft and Sony.
If it's true I wont buy.
Simple as that.
If these rumors are true then I'm completely switching to PC games. I might have to wait a few extra months for games but at least I would be able to play them anywhere and anytime.
hmm if it ends up being true it will piss a lot of people off.. if there is no way at all to play your game off the disk without a connection that's going to feel pretty shi*ty i think
My guess is that Sony is doing the same thing. I bet Microsoft had to agree to this to be able to put blu-ray into the system.