After Microsoft revealed that their next-gen console the Xbox One would require an Internet connection to phone home every 24 hours, many responded with a large volume of backlash and questions regarding this interesting move to the online-only world. Luckily though Microsoft has an ace up their sleeve for those without a solid Internet connection - the Xbox 360.
Speaking to GameTrailers
) before their E3 press conference, Xbox boss Don Mattrick has responded to the questions regarding the DRM situation that Microsoft has decided to dive head first into, stating that "we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called Xbox 360."
Mattrick went on to reveal that the Xbox One was created "by gamers for gamers," but also called out commentators saying that they need to see how the always-on requirements work before judging. It seems Microsoft also knew that this kind of backlash would occur due in part to the vocal nature of gamers.
"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."
The Xbox One had its price officially revealed during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference, with a $599 price tag for Australians. In contrast, Sony revealed yesterday
that the PlayStation 4 would run at $548 for local gamers, and has "no DRM, no online checks and allows used games".