Microsoft released the Xbox One on May 21 for Video Game Lovers all over the World. However they kept everyone in the dark regarding the frequency of internet connections required. Just a few days before Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Microsoft has released the details of the Internet Connectivity required for Xbox One.
The details, which didn’t surprise many, were released by Microsoft on the Xbox One Website today.
NOW YOU WOULD HAVE TO CONNECT YOUR XBOX ONE EVERY 24 HOURS
Regarding this matter, Microsoft says,
“With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.”
Clearly Xbox One is not for people who don’t have an internet connection. If you want to take your Xbox to a friend who doesn’t have an internet connection isn't available, it will be just an expensive piece of junk. This policy of Microsoft will surely drop its sales in Asia and Middle East.
TO ACCESS GAME LIBRARY OF A FRIEND, CONNECT YOUR XBOX ONE EVERY 1 HOUR
“With Xbox One you can game offline for one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library”
In other words, you are discouraged to access your account from else where and even if you do, Microsoft wants to make sure you are there.
YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY TO BUY USED GAMES
Microsoft states here that it will not charge a platform fee in resale of games but publishers will be doing so. The Game trading will be available on specific ‘participating retailers’ and publishers can opt in or out of allowing resale of their games
YOU CAN GIVE A DISC TO A FRIEND WHO IS ON YOUR XBOX LIVE LIST FOR ATLEAST 30DAYS
This option isn't too promising either due to the limit of transfer of games is only ONCE. Microsoft states that renting games has not been considered yet but it might be a possibility.
Other details released by Microsoft include the access of a game to upto ten members of the family playing on the same console. Also the ‘always listening’ feature of Xbox One has been mentioned with Microsoft stating that it will only listen to one voice when the Xbox One is off and the feature can be turned off.
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