Could The Next Xbox Require An Internet Connection To Start Games? A Rumour Says So
Towards the end of March we heard whispers that the leaks about Durango, the next Xbox, being always-online were true. Now the speculation has escalated even more.
Two sources for Kotaku have reiterated that the console will be always-online, and also that it will be able to tolerate dropped connections, although specifics haven’t been given as to how.
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“Unless something has changed recently,” one of the sources said to Kotaku over email, “Durango consumer units must have an active internet connection to be used.”
But the source goes on to shockingly say that, if no internet connection is present, games or apps cannot even be started.
“If there isn’t a connection, no games or apps can be started,” the source continued.
“If the connection is interrupted then after a period of time – currently three minutes, if I remember correctly – the game/app is suspended and the network troubleshooter started.”
This sounds really far-fetched, but of course we can’t know anything until later this month when Microsoft will allegedly hold an event to unveil the next Xbox. But if there ever was a more troubling rumour to hear, well, that would be evil. But it is disheartening that we’ve heard from multiple sources now that the next Xbox will require a permanent internet connection.