Microsoft committed to providing offline, single-player experiences on Xbox One

The Xbox One will take full advantage on its online capabilities, but single-player "remains a conerstone of gaming."

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Although the Xbox One may have originally required a constant Internet connection, Microsoft says they’ve always been committed to providing high-quality offline experiences as well.

“Single-player gameplay remains a cornerstone of gaming,” said Microsoft’s Phil Spencer in an interview with GameSpot. “Looking at this last year, my personal game of the year right now is Brothers. I thought it was just a fantastic XBLA game this summer. I had a great time, and it wasn’t an online game at all. [Microsoft] will continue to invest in those games. I have a controller in my hand, I’m looking at a screen, I don’t need to compete with somebody, I don’t need a leaderboard, I just simply want to play through the game.”

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However, even with experiences that remain primarily offline, Spencer doesn’t rule out supplementing them with online options when appropriate. “It’s true that for some of those games, if you have a connection, they might take advantage of that in some way, and I don’t see that as a bad thing.” But the “heart and the soul” of a single-player game remains in providing a quality experience “when you’re sitting on your couch playing….Even a game like Forza, with 16-player multiplayer. If pulling the gas trigger and hitting the brake and steering don’t feel great, whether I”m connected or disconnected, the game’s going to fail."

“Having great single-player games for people that are disconnected, purely disc-based customers, will be a huge part of our business," said Spencer. "We’ll continue to support that. And we’re signing games today where the heart and soul of that game is an offline experience. If there are connected experiences [the developers] want to augment in the game itself, I think that’s great, but so many games really live or die based on how much fun you have with...the single-player experience.”

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Microsoft committed to providing last gen graphics with next gen prices.

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Proof??

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I'm gonna have to laugh at someone I know who's buying this without an internet connection.

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No you wouldn't

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Single player all depends on the game. Shooters, I could care less about single player, I rarely play it. Games like Bioshock: Infinite are where the line is blurry, that could have cool multiplayer, but I don't miss it. RPG's are a bit different, playing skyrim with dedicated roles like an MMO would be fun, but not required. Games like Tombraider have no reason to ever include multiplayer.

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Single Player is what I pay for. Games with bad SP or no SP at all don't get any money from me.

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SINGLE PLAYER MODE is where it begins, then is everything else. Totally true and holy statement!!!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Most multi player games say otherwise, Halo,Cod,BF just to name a few. Single player games or its campaign you can only play so many times.Multi Player is where its at.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> LOL no Multi player will never die off its just keeps getting bigger. Single player games have only so much enjoyment till that game has been played to death.

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all I care about is for MS to deliver my console at 22nd of this month... else the UK will cease to exist.

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I see nothing wrong with this at all. People whined about being forced to play online and now they do not have to be forced people still whine. Hating MS is the cool thing to do especially when they make gaming experiences better. Sounds logical to me right ?

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Euck. I don't want them holding back anything involving the internet for some weirdo gamer that's afraid of the web.

"Looking at this last year, my personal game of the year right now is << LINK REMOVED >>. I thought it was just a fantastic XBLA game this summer. I had a great time, and it wasn’t an online game at all."

This is ridiculous considering that the same clown gamer that's afraid of the internet wouldn't be able to purchase this title as it's distributed solely through the internet. Why hold back everyone else to satiate these semi-Amish people who probably don't even exist? I doubt anyone afraid of the web is into buying next-gen consoles anyways. They've probably shunned everything good about modern life and still think horse and buggy is as good as it gets.

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Does it ever stop with Microsoft?

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Never trust Microsoft.

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Funny how the xbone won't even work right out of the box without a internet connection for a massive update.. Good luck with that..

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Ummm you can play games right out of the box. remember the xbone was built from the ground up with their E3 plans. Their update is to temporarily remove it. Can't wait till they put it back.. lol

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> what's to dismiss my little mindless friend? Yes the PS4 requires an udate but guess what, I can still play a game right out of the box with it. You can't do anything with the xbone unless you connect online and download the patch..lol Nice try though kid..

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Won't bother me at all, funny how you dismiss the ps4 day one patch though. You should up your troll your lacking in that department, ask your little son he might help you out. Seen as though his dad is a complete pratt.

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