Microsoft: Xbox One is not all the time on-line, however requires web connection

Microsoft: Xbox One isn't always online, but requires internet connection

Xbox One, Microsoft’s subsequent-gen console, doesn’t require customers to be continually related to the web, nevertheless it does require an web connection, a Q&A submit on Xbox Wire stated. The publish itself has since been eliminated.

The reply stated the Xbox One “doesn’t need to be all the time related, however Xbox One does require a connection to the Web.”

Builders are in a position to make use of Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service with Xbox One – this might probably shift sure computations to the cloud and require gamers to be on-line, even for single-participant runs, Wired reviews.

For pre-owned video games, the Xbox One is designed “to allow clients to commerce in and resell video games,” Microsoft stated in the identical Q&A submit, promising extra particulars later.

All video games might be put in to the Xbox One’s 500GB onerous drive, eradicating the necessity for a disc solely after the preliminary load-up, Microsoft tells Wired. If a second account needs to play that recreation the participant can be requested to pay a charge and set up the sport on his personal console. Whether or not this can be a obligatory set up for each recreation, Microsoft says, “On the brand new Xbox, all recreation discs are put in to the HDD to play.”

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