While most of us are connected to the internet all the time, there are still gamers out there who understandably aren’t too pleased by the fact that the Xbox One will require an internet connection at least once every 24 hours. This is because some gamers might not have access to stable connections, or might be in places where internet is simply not available , and because of that, purchasing the new Xbox One might not be the best idea. So what is Microsoft’s answer to that? Get an Xbox 360, of course! This statement was made by Microsoft’s Don Mattrick who said in an interview, “Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity, it’s called Xbox 360… If you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device.”
We’re pretty sure Mattrick was trying to come off like he was providing a solution to Xbox fans, but most people walked away with the impression that his statement felt very arrogant, and to a certain extent even ignorant. Mattrick goes on to state that reactions to the internet connectivity requirements of the Xbox One were exaggerated and that gamers were “imagining outcomes that are worse that [sic] what we believe it’s going to be in the real world.” This is not the first time we’ve heard someone at Microsoft speak their mind regarding the Xbox One’s always-on requirement, although in the previous case it might have led to that person’s firing.
Either way make what you will of Mattrick’s statement, and if you want to check out the interview, Mattrick’s statement can be heard around the 25 second mark in the video above.