Despite early reports that the new Xbox, codename “Durango,” would need an always-online Internet connection, it appears that this may no longer be the case.
According to an email obtained by Ars Technica that they report was sent to Microsoft employees, certain functions will require an Internet connection, but it won’t be an ‘always-online’ scenario:
“Durango is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today's Internet.” Ars reports was said in the email. “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.”
Microsoft wouldn’t comment on the alleged email, or even confirm that it was actually an email sent within the company,Read More »from New Xbox 720 won’t need to be always online: report