Internal Email Suggest New Xbox Will Not Require Internet Connection

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Of the litany list of rumors about the next Xbox, the main one that has people talking or growing wary about Microsoft’s new console is the possibility that it could require a constant internet connection. Microsoft has been quiet on the subject while we wait for their May 21st reveal of the system to find out their plans, but an email uncovered by Ars Technica may pull a quick reverse on the subject.

This is an excerpt from the email:

“Durango (the codename for the next Xbox) is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today’s Internet. 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.”

Now this is not calling the issue of always online dead. This is still pure speculation until Microsoft goes live on May 21st and unveils their new system.



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