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[Anandtech] Microsoft "hopes" developers will make games unplayable offline

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What in Gods green's and deteriorating earth is going on in Microsoft? What the hell is wrong with them? Are they really trying to piss us gaming customers off????? mad.gifmad.gif


http://www.dailytech.com/Microsoft+Hopes+Developers+Will+Make+Xbox+One+Games+Unplayable+Offline/article31630.htm

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No internet connection in such titles means fundamental gameplay code is unable to be executed, which means you can't play these titles offline. Marc Whitten, when asked by Wired whether many developers would make their titles cloud-enabled (and hence unplayable offline) comments, "I hope they do.
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Someone is going to lose their job because of this. rolleyes.gif
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After the success of their Xbox One event, this will surely bolster customer confidence in Microsoft!
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Someone is going to lose their job because of this. rolleyes.gif

For someone saying 4 words - "I hope they do" - to the question "do you want developers to make cloud enabled games"?

Sensationalized article, but yes, obviously cloud enabled games don't work without access to the cloud...
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This "journalist" absolutely sucks at writing an unbiased article....

1. Microsoft opens Azure cloud resources to game developers
2. These resources actually do require an internet connection go send and receive data
3. Microsoft spends tons of money developing software and cloud infrastructure.
4. Microsoft says they hope developers use it

annnnnnndd then everyone and their mother comes crawling out of the woodwork screaming "Ermagerd!! Microsoft hopes developers make always on DRM. DEY AR TEH SUCKXORS"

seriously get a grip. This is such deception in writing its almost fair to call it lying. Shameful really.

Before anyone mentions EA/Simcity, their servers used to "help run the game" were found out to be fraudulent and didn't really do that much heavy lifting. This is another matter entirely.

terrible terrible clickbait.
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I didn't get the feeling that he meant to say "I WANT ALL GAMES IN THE CLOUD!". He probably just wants a couple with that implementation to try it out. I still think it would be a foolish move for a developer to do so, but what do I know? There's not much now that could convince me to buy a XOne, but this didn't dig the hole any deeper.
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I don't know what the problem is? Almost everyone is online on there Xbox anyway.
It's just them trying to crack down on Jtags and modified xboxs which have ruined plenty of games in the past.
I understand people want freedom to save to there HDD and to be able to play the game forever, but this is just silly. These are things that will help the end user, it will be unnoticeable to a lot of people though.
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I don't know what the problem is? Almost everyone is online on there Xbox anyway.
It's just them trying to crack down on Jtags and modified xboxs which have ruined plenty of games in the past.
I understand people want freedom to save to there HDD and to be able to play the game forever, but this is just silly. These are things that will help the end user, it will be unnoticeable to a lot of people though.

the problem comes from those of us who are still in the internet dark ages with connections ~2mbps and no other option

it kills console gaming for us if we have an always online feature that makes everything as choppy as playing online mp is today
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I don't know what the problem is? Almost everyone is online on there Xbox anyway.
It's just them trying to crack down on Jtags and modified xboxs which have ruined plenty of games in the past.
I understand people want freedom to save to there HDD and to be able to play the game forever, but this is just silly. These are things that will help the end user, it will be unnoticeable to a lot of people though.
I haven't been online with my xbox in years. A few times a year I go to my friends cabin up in the mountains and we like to play video games with each other, we won't be able to do that with this new xbox. Hindering it's versatility will come at a great price.
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the problem comes from those of us who are still in the internet dark ages with connections ~2mbps and no other option

it kills console gaming for us if we have an always online feature that makes everything as choppy as playing online mp is today
1- It won't be choppy unless multiplayer gaming which is optional
2- I also have a crappy internet connection, but never had problems with SimCity which saves to the cloud.
The minority who use Dial-Up will have trouble but then again you can't even use dial-up to connect to and xbox.
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