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E3 2013: Microsoft’s Don Mattrick: Stick With 360 If You Don’t Like Always Online

Posted by Scott Grant | 12 Jun 2013 |

Don’t like the Xbox One’s required connection? Don’t buy it.

It seems that Xbox One Director, Don Mattrick, is getting sick of people complaining about the Xbox One’s unnecessary required internet connection. He also seems frustrated that people keep asking him about it.

Don Mattrick Xbox One E3.

 

In an interview with Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley, Mattrick, spouts the familiar party line about the Xbox One being a device that “is designed to use an online state.” A comment that would be easier to swallow if the console was actually required to be always online. Instead Microsoft have gone with a petty and transparent requirement that the console ‘check in’ online, every 24 hours before locking you out of playing games.

Mattrick’s message is that Microsoft does have a product for you, if you don’t have access to a stable internet connection, and that’s the Xbox 360. So, at an event to push their new console, Mattrick suggests that a large portion of you should just not buy it. Good plan.

When pressed by Keighley to confirm that sticking with the Xbox 360 is their official message, Mattrick appears to become more frustrated and expresses his disbelief that most people are really affected by the lack of an internet connection.

Those blogs that Mr. Mattrick refers to are your fans and customers trying to speak with you, and again they are met with naked contempt. At this point, we should expect nothing less I suppose. Watch the video below:

 

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  • Steve

    Why alienate loyal or potential customers who have been buying your products ever since the original Xbox came out?

  • counterblow

    When I picture in my head what a d-bag looks like, Don Mattrick’s face comes to mind.

  • Brig

    While I’m not ready to make up my mind yet because launch is so far out, I am disappointed in how Microsoft is handling this whole situation. The knee-jerk reaction from Microsoft is, at the least, immature and poorly thought out. These are your potential customers. They do not owe you anything. Act like you’re at least trying to put out a product with them in mind.

  • HaggardMess

    1st Mistake – Requires internet connection
    2nd Mistake – Being too money hungry to realize the importance of second hand gaming.
    3rd Mistake – Letting Don Mattrick talk.

    As an xbox fan since the original, i am now officially going PS4. It is back to being the dominate force it was in the days of PS2 (pre-Xbox original). Thanks Don Mattrick, for helping me to make my decision.

    I’m really going to miss Halo though :(
    Oh well, not worth it in the long run.

  • Guest

    1st Mistake – Requires internet connection
    2nd Mistake – Being too money hungry to realize the importance of second hand gaming.
    3rd Mistake – Letting Don Mattrick talk.

    As an xbox fan since the original, i am know officially going PS4. Its back to being the dominate force it was since the days of PS2. Thanks Don Mattrick, for helping me to make my decision.

    I’m really going to miss Halo though :(
    Oh well, not worth it in the long run.

  • Brig

    Unacceptable.

    • HaggardMess

      Agreed Brig.
      I almost don’t even want to play my 360 any more due to the complete lack of love they showed for gamers on this.
      Its like buying a new car and the dealership owner tells you;

      “Oh, you wanted seats, paint, an engine AND a steering wheel? Just keep your old car then.”

      I am Jack’s complete sense of being let down.