NEWS - Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Major: MS will NEVER pull the plug on Xbox One

One of the potential consequences of Microsoft’s decision to require daily online authentication for Xbox One games is the inability to play games after the company decides to sunset support for the console. Many gamers are concerned that once this upcoming generation comes to a close, Microsoft will no longer support the servers necessary to keep games running on Xbox One. With online server closures a regularity in the industry, perhaps that fear is justified.

However, Microsoft spokesperson Larry Hryb (aka "Major Nelson") says that Microsoft will never pull the plug on the One. "That’s certainly something we would not do," he emphatically said. "That’s not the way the system is designed. It’s designed for flexibility."

He does note that it may be too early to hypothesize on these potential scenarios, however. "Let’s get the system out there first," he told /r/games (via The Escapist).

At the heart of the Xbox One controversy is Microsoft’s stance on games ownership. While in previous generations, gamers purchased games, on Xbox One, Microsoft is only allowing gamers to, essentially, rent them (however indefinitely). Another concern is that being banned on Xbox Live could result in losing access to one’s games library. However, Hryb explicitly says that won’t be the case. "Absolutely not," he said.

Microsoft has been on the defense during E3 due to its policies. Assuming Microsoft keeps its word, these comments should reassure fans. However, there are still other unanswered questions--for example, what will happen to games if there’s even an Xbox Live outage, or a hacking incident like the one that took down PlayStation Network for an entire summer?


Source: http://www.shacknews.com

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 50,947
Forum Posts: 725,924
Xbox One Titles: 3,214
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,106
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 15,814
Screenshots: 34,613
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Chaos Wastes Out Now

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - Chaos Wastes Out NowThe next chapter in the Vermintide 2 story has arrived, and it’s available as a free download. In Chaos Wastes, the players will -try- to reach the Citadel of Eternity, but only the pure at heart will be able to complete the journey.








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
1 Replies, 5155 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 21107 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 25370 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 19918 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 17977 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 44014 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 45967 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 40850 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 68609 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 27876 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 67565 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 55946 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 107071 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 77055 Views

Happy Birthday, Me.
Post by SnoochyBoochy
4 Replies, 93313 Views

© 2000-2021 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics