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.
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: