Xbox 720 Now Rumoured To Work Offline
Up till now rumours have persisted that Microsoft’s will have an always-on internet connection similar to some games linked to a DRM-type system. Long story short, this puts our ability to game at the mercy of Microsoft’s servers and their consistency and reliability which is something not many are keen about but now there’s a new rumour that the public can rally behind.
There’s also a rumour suggesting that the next Xbox will shoot fire at nearby PS4’s. Actually I made that last one up. Rumours are fun.
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So this new rumour cites a leaked internal memo as stating that the next Xbox (codenamed Durango) will function just perfectly offline for things that you’d expect it to such as singlepayer games. The memo was reportedly sent out to full-time Microsoft employees working on Durango.
“Durango is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today’s Internet,” read the memo, according to Ars Technica.
“There are a number of scenarios that our users expect to work without an Internet connection, and those should ‘just work’ regardless of their current connection status. Those include, but are not limited to: playing a Blu-ray disc, watching live TV, and yes playing a single player game.”
I don’t know which rumours to believe but I do know which ones I’d like to believe. Personally, I can’t see Microsoft having any justifiable reasons for creating a console that requires a persistent internet connection.