Monday, May 6, 2013

Next Xbox will work without internet connection

For months, even years, the gaming community has been apprehensive about each new console that debuts. The rumors about a console needing to be permanently connected to the net have been circulating gaming and tech sites for the past year. A new Microsoft inter-department email obtained by ars technica looks to finally be putting the "always online" rumor to rest.
"Durango is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today's Internet." It continues, "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."
Watching live TV also may confirm another rumor that's been flying around for the past few months. Connecting your cable straight to your Xbox would free up that clutter-hogging cable box. Now, if only we could eliminate the need for cable at all.

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