Today, news site Ars Technica quotes the turnabout in what they say is an e-mail sent by Microsoft officials to all internal Xbox employees. The e-mail states that the next Xbox will let people play games without connecting to the web, despite the rumors that have been swirling over the past few months that Microsoft's new console will follow in the footsteps of games likeSimCity and Diablo III, requiring an Internet connection to function.
"Durango is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today's Internet," the memo reportedly says. "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."
So, i guess that...
The internet wins again!!!
Personally, i think this would never fly, and if the internet hadn't made themselves heard, Microsoft would be shooting themselves in the foot on launch day.
Anyway, what do you guys think about these news?