The recent drama over the next Xbox potentially including an always-on mode that would require its users to be connected to the Internet escalated recently when Microsoft’s creative director Adam Orth commented on the debate through Twitter, which resulted in the company apologizing for his comments and possibly sparking his early dismissal. But all of that drama may have been for nothing according to a new rumor which puts the always-on rumor to rest.
According to an anonymous source, it seems an always-on Xbox was never being planned. “You are not required to be connected to the internet in order to play Durango games and [Microsoft] were NEVER considering doing such a thing,” the source claims. “Now please, just read that last sentence over and over again until it sinks in. Done? Good.” (more…)