The lights are on
Microsoft might have abandoned its always-on plans for Xbox One, but it is still committed to making players' online experience better - and it's going to offer dedicated multiplayer servers to all multiplayer games.
On Twitter, Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello answered a question from follower @PontifusRex, who asked "Can you confirm if the free Xbox compute resources includes dedicated servers for all Xbox One games?"
To the question, Penello answered, simply, "yes."
That's pretty clear, and a big win for Xbox One gamers.
Our Take:This is great news. Dedicated servers will add stability and performance to all online multiplayer games on Xbox One. This is exactly the type of news that Microsoft should have led with month's ago - online strategies that have a clear benefit for gamers.