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Microsoft states that games won’t be locked out at the end of the console generation

by on June 17, 2013
 
Microsoft claims that Xbox One games will be playable after servers shut down.

Microsoft claims that Xbox One games will be playable after servers shut down.

With the forced online check in Microsoft’s upcoming console, many have been wondering if all of their Xbox One games would be unplayable once the generation ended and the Xbox One servers are shut down. According to a report on Kotaku Saturday (June 15) the answer is that the games will indeed still be playable.

Microsoft’s official answer was, “I’ll just say this: We haven’t even started this generation, so it’s kind of early to talk about the end of the generation. That’s certainly something we would not do. That’s not the way the system is designed. It’s designed for flexibility. But let’s get the system out there first.”

So that’s a bit of good news about Microsoft’s upcoming console. Many (especially those that despise the announced required 24 hour check)  may actually say that it is the only good news they’ve stated as of yet.

Will Microsoft later unveil new information that will get gamers back on their side? Will they listen to the masses and drop the always online requirement?

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