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.
“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.”
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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