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Xbox One will need constant internet. 1 in 24 is smokescreen
// Submitted @ 11:48 AM on 06.07.2013
I've been listening to many podcasts and reading a crap ton of gaming news, and there is one thing that people always seem to be missing. I hear so many people call in and say "oh, you only have to connect once every 24 hours, it's not that bad" type of stuff.
This 1 in 24 bullshit is all a smokescreen to have you let down your guard so they can land the fatal blow when you are not expecting.
It is true, 1 in 24 is going to be a requirement.. but did you all forget about the fact that game developers now have access to Microsofts Cloud Processing? What that means is that some of the game is handled on your new Xbox One, while other parts of the game are handled on Microsoft's Servers... and you know what that means.. You need to be constantly connected to the internet, otherwise half your game will not function and it will not work.
These types of games will most likely be rolled out some time after launch, so as not to challenge their statement of "once ever 24 hours".
Xbox One needs to connect once every 24 hours.. but given time more developers will use this "extra juice" for their games, and cause the console to be constantly connected to internet in order to work.