Xbox One not for those without an Internet connection: Microsoft

The single biggest complaint against the Xbox One so far has been its forced requirement for an Internet connection. Many people have spoken out against the console because in many parts of the world, a stable Internet connection is simply not possible to have, with reasons ranging from availability to money.

In an interview with Spike TV at the ongoing E3, Xbox executive Don Mattrick has responded to these complaints in a rather unique way. He calls the Xbox One a "future proof choice" since it is designed to use the Internet's capabilities. For those that don't have the option to connect to the Internet, Mattrick says, "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity." He continues, "It's called Xbox 360." Check out the rest of the interview:



The Redmond-based company has been facing a lot of grief over its decision to make the Xbox One need an Internet connection to function. Rival company Sony played its cards well by announcing that its console—the PlayStation 4—won't require an Internet connection to play games.


Microsoft has unveiled a new version of the current-gen console—the Xbox 360. The new version has a major change in design compared to the older version. Visually, it looks closer to the Xbox One.

The console is said to be smaller, slimmer (and quieter) than any previous iterations of the 360. The latest iteration of the gaming console was made available in US markets shortly after the unveiling and could be expected to hit the Indian shores very soon. Microsoft has also promised to support the ageing console in the days ahead with many upcoming game releases.

The company, however, hasn’t revealed any solid release date for the redesigned Xbox 360 in India. However, we do know that the Xbox One won’t be coming here this year.

Published Date: Jun 12, 2013 07:00 pm | Updated Date: Jun 12, 2013 07:00 pm