Microsoft Memo kills Always Online Rumor for new Xbox

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Microsoft Memo kills Always Online Rumor for new Xbox

Well if you haven’t been keeping up with console rumors and talks up to this point let us explain a really big one. Since we have gotten closer and closer to the launch of Microsoft’s new Xbox “Durango” console one of the biggest rumors is that it will require an always online internet connection to do anything. What we mean by anything is if you want to surf the dashboard, watch a movie, or play a game it would require an active internet connection.

Now a leaked internal memo from Microsoft to its employees are dispelling this rumor. The alleged email was obtained by Ars Technica as goes as follows.

“Durango [the codename for the next Xbox] is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today’s Internet.” It continues, “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.”

According to this the New Xbox Durango will not require an active internet connection which anyone that plans to buy this can all relax. I own a Xbox 360 and it always is plugged into the network but I have taken it with me or friends have brought theirs to places that having an active internet connection just isn’t going to happen. Now obviously without internet you will not be able to get updates but atleast you can watch movies and play games. While this has not been confirmed by Microsoft or their Xbox team yet it is just a matter of time since the new console is set to be released at the end of the month.

We will keep you updated on what happens or if this gets confirmed or not!

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