Re: Regarding next X-Box and "always online"
According to an internal Microsoft email, the rumours are false
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.
It's still not an official confirmation, but I think it's solid enough evidence that we can put our pitchforks down.
...so many different suns...
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