One of the most controversial aspects of the next generation Xbox console is the 24 hours online check in: players will have to log in at least once every 24 hours to be able to continue playing even their single player offline games.
Microsoft Studios’ corporate vice president Phil Spencer has revealed some extra details on how this is going to work. The online check ins will only take a few kilobytes and not megabytes as it was being rumored. Players who have a shaky connection will also that using a phone connection will also be an option. Spencer also adds that if players don’t have an internet connection, the Xbox One is not a console for them.
This statement follows another one from Don Mattrick who said that there’s a Microsoft console for those who don’t have a good internet connection: the Xbox 360. This statement cause quite a backlash from players: Spencer stepped forward to defend the man: Mattrick has been in the industry for a long time and he started as a developer so Spencer can’t really understand how some people could say that he doesn’t care about gamers. Spencer has known Mattrick for a long time and he assures us that he indeed cares about gamers.