Robert Maxwell wrote:
That would be a major deal-breaker for me. This EA/Sim City fiasco is all I needed to know that always online DRM is a major mistake and not for me.
Apples and oranges. This is akin to having your computer online all the time, not a specific game, as is the case with SimCity.
I'm not sure why you think that this is different from the Sim City fiasco. If the Durango is always online than that means you need to be connected to their servers to use the console. If the servers go down (or Microsoft cuts support for the console) then you're screwed. It's the exact same thing.
Although, I still think that this is a moot point. Microsoft isn't going to release an online only console or prevent used games. Without a monopoly on the industry (like the PS2 or NES) it would be suicide.