The lights are on
In what may finally lay to rest the pernicious "always online" rumor, Microsoft has sent an internal memo to staff that addresses the oft-speculated upon feature. According to the missive, features including single-player gaming and Blu-ray playback will "just work" regardless of connection status.
Included in the list of items that users expect to function without an internet connection (according to Microsoft) is the ability to watch live television. We previously reported on the possibility of Microsoft seeing the new Xbox as a cable box replacement or enhancement. The memo seems to indicate that to be true.
We'll know for sure as early as May 21, 2013, when Microsoft reveals its plans for next generation.
[Source: Ars Technica]
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That's great news. As an XBox fan, always would've made the decision between the PS4 and next XBox very difficult. Now as long as the new XBox is on par with the PS4 the decision will be easy for me.
What I dislike the most is how Xbox is going corporate and not caring about the guys who actually have them in Business. They care more about their investors and supposedly developers, what about the consumer. Just take a look at the current Xbox, I turned it on and the Dashboard is full of ads, and a little box in the corner is for the actual game. You have to scroll to the right for more settings but wait even more ads for you. Reminds me of how Facebook uses it's ad practices. What's next? random ads popping out during gameplay. I don't even know what to call the next generation Xbox, it's a Dish Network Box or what, it focuses on TV, Demand shows, online networking, internet browsing. What about just focusing on games. At least the PS3 gets you direct into playing games. And it's japanese less worry about them spying on you.
what do you think later
The PS4 still sounds like the better choice with it's Vita Cross-Play. No handheld system from Xbox kind of sucks. Plus you never heard PS spying on you. Only american made XBox