Want to play Xbox One offline?

Microsoft’s Xbox executive Don Mattrick tells you how to play Xbox games offline.

June 12, 2013
Xbox One truth

Are you annoyed that the Xbox One needs to “phone home” every 24 hours in order to play games you spent your hard-earned money on?

Well you’re in luck – Microsoft’s Xbox executive Don Mattrick has a solution for you to play games offline:

Yup, that’s right, if you want an offline Xbox, get an Xbox 360 – easy as that!

Microsoft has faced an onslaught of criticism from the Internet-police since the reveal of the company’s next-gen console and its “draconian” DRM structure.

Aside from having to check in with Microsoft every 24 hours (and not being able to function as a gaming console until such time as you do), the machine also imposes restrictions on sharing and trading games.

Microsoft has largely down-played the issue, seemingly oblivious to regions where Internet connectivity isn’t freely available and/or affordable.

Taking its cue from the backlash, and presumably the campaign calling for a DRM-free PlayStation 4, Sony undercut Microsoft at the E3 conference by announcing that their next-gen offering would be functional offline and would be $100 cheaper.

Both Sony and Microsoft are planning a staggered launch for their consoles, so South African gamers might only get their hands on next-gen gaming in 2014.

See the full GT interview below.

More E3 news:

All the big Microsoft E3 announcements

PS4: no online requirements, no used game restrictions

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PS4 is a “gaming console”, Sony assures

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