Confirmed: Xbox One Will Need To Connect To The Internet Every 24hrs!

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Welp, it looks like all of the rumors were true. According to an official statement made by Microsoft yesterday, if you own an Xbox One you will need to connect to the internet at least once every 24 hours in order to have access to your games. 

Yep, you read that right. Whatever the reason may be, whether you are having connection issues or if you just live in an area with no access to a high speed internet provider (I feel bad for students and soldiers overseas). If you do not “check-in” every 24 hours you will not be able to play any of your games. Yes, that means no offline single player campaign. I don’t know about you guys but I would sure like to be able to play any of the games that I purchased whenever I want. Regardless if I have internet access or not. Especially if I have paid for said games. And unfortunately this won’t be possible with the Xbox One.

This also brings something else to light that Luis and I were discussing last night. Are we even owners of what we are buying anymore when it comes to the Xbox One? It definitely doesn’t seem like it at this point. Even worse, I am sure that brand new next-gen games are more than likely going to cost somewhere near the current $59.99 price tag. That seems very pricey to me for something that I can’t use whenever or wherever I want.

Don’t get me wrong. I know that everything is headed to an all-digital state in the future. I mean it’s bound to happen with all of the advances in technology. The big problem is that right now in our current state this isn’t a viable option for a lot of people. I think when we get to a point where everyone has access to proper internet service wherever they are, this kind of service can be amazing. Everyone would be able to fully enjoy all of the great cloud based features that an all digital console can provide. But right now though? Not so much.

It’s safe to say that things are definitely not looking too bright for Microsoft’s new console. Lets hope they can recover from a lot of this negativity at E3 next week. Either way, if we lose our internet service at least we will have access to watch Blu-rays or watch TV am I right? Right? Yeah….

-M

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