Microsoft: Xbox One will be leading product people love and embrace

Xbox boss Don Mattrick believes concerns over connectivity are overblown, recommends Xbox 360 for those without an Internet connection.

Microsoft's controversial announcement that the Xbox One will require an Internet connection has led to consumer backlash, but the company isn't concerned this will keep the platform from becoming an industry leader.

"Xbox has been created for gamers, by gamers," Mattrick told GTTV. "I find it kind of ironic when people take a step back and think, 'This is a company that hasn't thought about, at its core, what it means to have great games experiences.' So, we're going to deliver that. And I think in the long run, we'll build a global leading product that people are going to love and embrace."

Asked if Microsoft anticipated pushback concerning the Xbox One's connectivity and used-game policies, Mattrick said "absolutely," due in part to the vocal nature of gamers.

"It's a super passionate community of people. They're loving what we do," Mattrick said. "It's very important to them and they're opinionated. And they're smart. So they look at all those things and say, 'Hey, is this going to impact me in a negative way?' And until you use it, it's really hard to understand what all the advantages are."

For those who don't have an Internet connection--Mattrick brought up an example of a person living on a submarine--he pointed out that the Xbox 360 is not going away anytime soon.

"Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity; it's called Xbox 360," Mattrick said. "If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device."

Rival PlayStation 4 will not require Internet check-ins.

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BillCatt666
BillCatt666

I have found the perfect solution to end the discussion:

SCREW M$ and their smug attitude ( if you don't like it buy our old product, F@%! them ) towards us as consumers and go over to Sony, where at least they act they care what gamers want ( whether they do or not ). I want to go sell my 360 and switch to Sony NOW! If anyone would buy it.

so_hai
so_hai

He's gotta' say that, so it's a little bit tiring to read. Does anyone out there believe for a second that the draconian policies they tried to get away with were good ideas?

I don't even think HE does.

DoxaAgent
DoxaAgent

Take a hint and reduce the price M$

Agent-M
Agent-M

[Corrected] Microsoft: Xbox One will be lead people to buy the product people love and embrace: the Sony Playstation 4.

panaicman66
panaicman66

You know summit? after all the bull from M$ and its new X-180, and the issue here about been online to play games.

Well after a long good think about it, i can't remember ever playing on my 360 with out ever been connected to tinter-web, so for me i dont see a issue, 

BUT its not havin a say in the issue that really fecks me off (apart from not buying the thing), if for some reason i can't get onto the web, gaming wise i'm fecked! 

But i can still watch the telly ;-)

deedsy06
deedsy06

I love how MS has changed all there polices in fear of losing around 80% of there customers  over the E3 conforence  the question is how many of there costumers will come back to MS after losing there trust... the fact of the matter is after people buy the xbone what will stop them changing there polices back after enuf people have bought the system... I think people need reasurence that it will not happen! sry for the spelling mistakes:P

mjswooosh
mjswooosh

LOL "Xbox boss Don Mattrick believes concerns over connectivity are overblown, recommends Xbox 360 for those without an Internet connection." I wonder how all that crow tastes to Donny boy? And, how exactly, does the condescending prick still have a job?

caloc
caloc

i just hate how microseoft acts like the xbone wouldnt get eatin up by a gaming pc.....future my ass

Eraldus
Eraldus

"Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity; it's called Xbox 360," Mattrick said. "If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device." 

Slap in the face right there... If you still think M$ is a good company, them you should go to a psychiatrist...

YesSheWill
YesSheWill

I remember when Sony said that every system after PS3 would be backwards compatible.  Now, Microsoft appears to be backing off from their original X-Box One policy.  My question is for how long?  Both companies are thriving for console dominance  at the expense of their own integrity.

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

I Hate Microshit, always have always will. Underhand money grubbing scheming cunts that deserve to be pulled in front of a tribunal and dry-raped by the public. I feel bad for having windows running on my PC. but Alas a nessercary evil.

SithisNight
SithisNight

They reserve the right to change their policy at any time. That means you still can kiss the new drm and online checkup goodbye. They may just pull a bait and switch in order to make sales. They need to let us own the games that we purchase, to do what ever with them as we see fit. Also they need to make the stupid Kinect optional. 

GO HOME MICROSOFT! YOU'RE DRUNK.

MyLife4Hire
MyLife4Hire

They don't care about the consumers, it's all about making the sells.

toderascu23
toderascu23

Oh, so you don't listen at all the gamer's community and then in an interview you say that they're smart. Did that suppose to fix everything?


Kaihaku279
Kaihaku279

Oh Microsoft... When will you learn?

spindie
spindie

Im still waiting for microsoft to say YOU'VE ALL BEEEN PUNKED!! or something.. Cuz all this shit has just been sooo fuckedd up

lawfrye
lawfrye

All I know is this...I was here paying games well before M$ or Sony...and I'll be here after their gone!

bluespire1
bluespire1

FROM IGN:

"After a one-time system set-up with a new Xbox One, you can play any disc based game without ever connecting online again," Microsoft wrote. "There is no 24 hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want and play your games, just like on Xbox 360."

Like on Xbox 360, "playing disc based games will require that the disc be in the tray."

Xbox One will also no longer restrict used games, and will instead allow discs to be exchanged in the same way they are on Xbox 360. There will be no additional restrictions for trade-ins or lending games to friends. The system is also no longer be region locked and all downloaded games will function the same way whether your console is connected or not.

"Since unveiling our plans for Xbox One, my team and I have heard directly from many of you, read your comments and listened to your feedback," Microsoft's Don Mattrick wrote. "I would like to take the opportunity today to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reshape the future of Xbox One. You told us how much you loved the flexibility you have today with games delivered on disc. The ability to lend, share, and resell these games at your discretion is of incredible importance to you. Also important to you is the freedom to play offline, for any length of time, anywhere in the world."

lawfrye
lawfrye

"Xbox has been created for gamers, by gamers" yeah right! They really must think that we all have "Jackass" written on our foreheads! M$ never cared about gamers that's obvious, only the money that can be made from them!

santinegrete
santinegrete

Global leading product? how taht will be possible if Xbox Live for it will only work in less than 25 countries? what a dipshit.

spindie
spindie

Love andd embracement towards its customers LOL!!  If you loved your customers you would not call them all thieves from day-1 by requiring security check-ins like they are all some sort of criminals on probation

pmamba45
pmamba45

How can Xbox One be the leading product people will love and embrace when the competition product can at least accel offline with exclusives?

thorn3000
thorn3000

LOL - you read what he said? more specificaly - "Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity; it's called Xbox 360," Mattrick said. "If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device." - does that sound familiar? To me it does. I would say its - "Deal with it!" - but under a new vocal and graphical overhaul....too bad they fire an employee who says "deal with it" only to say the exact same thing themselves a month later (but this time its an exec and not an employee) and suddenly it's ok to say it...what f*** hypocrites!...I hope people when buying new consoles will just smile at Xbox one and say "deal with it", while buying PS4...

blakeney
blakeney

LOL O'rly??


I think they must be deluded from 360's popularity... I honestly thought they would back track on the things that will surely make Xone fail.... but instead they just do press releases trying to convince people that they think differently!

Next they will come out swinging a pocket watch saying "Buy X one" in a dreamy voice lol" ... oh wait, that's essentially what this bit of news was :| :P

zac28
zac28

I can't believe so many are still here and partaking in this online console war. Just get what you want, and shut the fuck up.

thijs-x
thijs-x

Microsoft's statements are idiotic indeed. There is only one reply: don't buy the new XBox. I always thought the Xbox 360 was in essence the same as a PS3, but then with extremely crappy hardware, and an occasional "flukey" good exclusives game like Halo and Gears of War. Not up to par with both Nintendo's and Sony's exclusives, and not worth the investment I think. I always stuck with Nintendo, and bought a PS3 as well the last Gen, which was an excvellent investment. The upcoming Gen, I'll be doing the same.It's a no-brainer, really. And to turn things around: Microsoft will not be exploiting me very much, I'll only exploit Microsoft for their Office Package... yeah, on a Mac, and will use the 2008 version until eternity, so the leeches only get a grand total of $100 from me.

magnusfl
magnusfl

at my house evey two year I lose internet tv and phone thanks the the city dig out my drange ditch and the only thing I can do to be entertained in my single player games and a hurricane can knock  it out for up to a week or two so this is a no brainer to pass and I not along as the amazon survy which was shut down showed over 90% go for the P4 

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

Don Mattrick also has a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.  It'll cost you an arm and a leg but even at that price it's a value.

bullsfan769
bullsfan769

created for gamers by gamers?  why is microsoft ignoring the backlash and telling the consumers what they want?

Enundr
Enundr

@Eraldus its incredibly funny like they didnt hear the responses immediately , thats sorta where we have xbox 360 came , they chose to say that first and insult people rather then say something more like "oh you dont like such and such requirements? ok well take this into consideration and think of ways to adjust it" or something like that , then maybe theyd be in a completely diff boat , the arragonce it took to just say the 360 thing , shows theyre no longer meant to be making a console at all. Much less any real prodcuts (windows 8 much?)

CeZar_87
CeZar_87

@Eraldus If you think they are a bad company for that you are the one who needs some mental help... They are a company, and like 100% of all companies none of them give a crap about you. I hate how people got offended by that like he said f*ck your mother or something. He simply gave people an alternative while staying loyal to his brand. He didn't say if you don't have the internet f*ck you... He said they have a console that does that & it's the XBOX 360... Plain & simple. Just like if you were at a dealership b*tching about the mileage it got. The owner will either tell you to get over it or buy something that suits your needs.

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

@Gankstar_VX84 Yah, I hate how they donate more to charity and schools than ANY company on planet earth! It's DISGUSTING!

AerLightwing
AerLightwing

@bluespire1 They've still got a lot of apologies to make, and even then, the damage has been done, on top of the price being too high, the Kinect still being required, the games still NEEDING to be installed, and indie developers still being unable to self-publish on the One.

Microsoft is still not out of the woods yet.

lawfrye
lawfrye

@bluespire1

Yeah, all that was done after they got slam dunked by millions of angry gamers, and that’s the only reason they changed anything! I am bowing out of this particular generation of consoles as my PC is MORE than sufficient to handle any new stuff that comes out!

To hell with M$ and Sony...long live gamers!

lawfrye
lawfrye

@Soul_Vanish Your absolutely correct my gaming friend...as I have said in many other posts "PC gaming has never looked better". You can avoid much of the BS by just buying a decent gaming PC, not to mention saving lots of $ on games as steam, GOG and many of the other game e-tailers offer excellent pricing for their PC titles.

caloc
caloc

@SythisTaru @caloc  yea but itl get eatin up by a 400 ps4 aswell

Eraldus
Eraldus

@CeZar_87 @Eraldus I like how you moronic fanatics defend policies like this, like as if you were their hoes...

It's thanks to blind idiots like you, that we get things like this shoved donw our throats...

It isn't a company alone that demands how things are done... it's also up to the customer to stand up against stupid policies like this...

The smart ones will stand up... the blind sheep will say amem...

Enundr
Enundr

@CeZar_87 @Eraldus yes cause ppl want to stick with xbox 360 with next gen there , how long till anything xbox 360 isnt supported anymore? sure its nice to have your old games on it , but if you want anything new , your screwed over with xbone then , the diff is , as far as a dealership both cars will still keep running  , after awhile xbox 360 will not , now let me recomend you to a good psychiatrist.....