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Xbox One will check for an online connection every 24 hours, regardless of game type

by on June 7, 2013
 
Xbox One to require online checks every 24 hours. Every hour if playing on a different console.

Xbox One to require online checks every 24 hours. Every hour if playing on a different console.

The Xbox Wire, via Polygon,  confirmed yesterday that the Xbox One will indeed have an “Always online” requirement. To help enforce this requirement, the console will check for an online connection every 24 hours. If you happen to be playing your digital library from a different console, the Xbox One will require an online check every hour.

This announcement may lead one to wonder what will happen if the check fails. If this is the case, you will be unable to play your games, but you will still be able to use other features, such as streaming live TV.

This announcement directly contradicts what Microsoft announced at the unveiling of their console last month, when they stated that the online connection would not be required at all for single player games. The console will indeed check every 24 hours (or every hour if using a different console), and if it does not detect a connection will lock you out, regardless of the kind of game you are playing.

With so many apparent lies told at the unveiling, will Microsoft be able to sell many units when the Xbox One is released? Or will their deceptions prove to be the console’s downfall?

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