Microsoft – No Internet Connection? You Have To Stick With Xbox 360

Microsoft’s Don Mattrick has provided a solution for Microsoft fans who want to play the Xbox One but don’t have a steady Internet connection.

“Fortunately we have a product for people who aren’t able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called an Xbox 360,” said Mattrick in an interview with GameTrailers.

Mattrick

“Seriously, when I read the blogs and thought about who’s really the most impacted there was a person who said, ‘Hey I’m on a nuclear sub.’ And I don’t even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub but I’ve got to imagine it’s not easy to get an internet connection. But hey, I can empathise; if I was on a sub I’d be disappointed,” explained Mattrick when talking about how he feels Microsoft has “absolutely” made the right call with the 24 hour online check-in system.

“It’s a service-based world, if you think about things and how they get better with an internet connection, that’s a design choice we’ve made. I think people will appreciate it… We did a lot of testing, a lot of consumer research and I think we made a good choice.”

Xbox One Console

When asked about the concerns of gamers, Mattrick stated how he thinks gamers are blowing it out of proportion and are fearing the final outcome will be worse than it actually is which Microsoft says isn’t the case.

So what’s your reaction to Mattrick’s stance? Are you going to be sticking with the 360 or will be getting an Xbox One. Maybe you’ll get a PS4 after this? Let us know in the comments below!

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4 thoughts on “Microsoft – No Internet Connection? You Have To Stick With Xbox 360

  1. You have to wonder if these guys have any sort of actual PR training or at least access to people who are trained to kind of groom and advise them before they talk to the press — it doesn’t take much training at all to realize how arrogant that’s going to come off. “Can’t afford next gen? Can’t get internet? Well, you just stick with that other product we have and are going to slowly stop supporting over the course of the next year in favor of the new one . . . so you still have some time to figure out how you’re going to cough up 500 bucks and get consistent broadband. before you get kicked off the bandwagon completely.”

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  2. “It’s a service-based world, if you think about things and how they get better with an internet connection, that’s a design choice we’ve made. I think people will appreciate it… We did a lot of testing, a lot of consumer research and I think we made a good choice.”

    Several things here worry me.

    “It’s a service-based world”
    The idea that you no longer buy and own games comes from this philosophy. You’re simply renting a license to use microsoft’s service, and they can redact that service anytime they want.

    “if you think about things and how they get better with an internet connection”
    Bioshock 2 was only improved with multiplayer, as was the new Tomb Raider and any other single-player game that had it’s funding cut to smoosh in multiplayer, right? Right.

    Also, no. No it wasn’t.

    “that’s a design choice we’ve made … We did a lot of testing, a lot of consumer research and I think we made a good choice.”
    This is the core of the problem here. They did testing and research to find out what customers wanted, because focus testing works 100% of the time, right guys?

    Except when information is cherry picked to suit the corporation’s needs, when they use only a very small demographic to focus test on, oh, and there’s the fact that people have hardly any idea what they want.

    Ask any coffee drinker what they like, and they’ll say a hearty, dark roast, but in reality all they drink is something weak and milky (I sure do. Mmmmmm, french vanilla with lots of sugar and milk).

    Hell, if you took upper-middle class 20-year-old men who only wore hoodies with the Monster logo and asked them what they want in video games, they’d universally say “GUNS, TITS, MULTIPLAYER, MORE TITS, AND MONSTER ENERGY”.

    Why can’t companies like microsoft grow some balls and say to themselves, “hey, instead of not being creative at all, instead of not accepting any opinion other than where the quickest buck can be found, instead of screwing our customers over to make way for our richer publisher friends, why don’t we sit down, see what people are angry about, and set some reasonable expectations?”

    Because business today is all about cigarettes. Suck all the money out of them until they’re bedridden and decaying, then pull the plug on the moneyless carcass.

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  3. mattrick is the most arrogrant executive of a company i ever scene. he don’t know the difference in life some people people have and he just thinks internet is everywhere or something. i don’t even have a 360 if i don’t have internet good enough to impress him watching me through his kinect camera for him then to bad, i ain’t going to beg down to this arrogrant man who won’t let me share with friends and buy his 360 to, i’ll just add a wii u, at least they at nintendo understnad me and stuff mircsoft and their pc smack i going to get a mac

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