Were you confused by Microsoft's baffling waffle regarding the Xbox One's internet requirement or lack thereof? Well, we were. However, Microsoft’s president of interactive entertainment, Don Mattrick, has attempted to set the record straight.
Although the internet will underpin the basis of Xbox One, the console will apparently not require a constant online connection, and Microsoft are working to "support the second-hand market".
Damage control already, eh Mattrick?!
“[The Xbox One] isn’t going to require an always connected state to the Internet, but we believe in the power of the net; we believe in multiplayer gaming and the devices we all take for granted which do require some sort of communication through the Internet,” said Mattrick, talking to the BBC. “That’s the palate, that’s the base we’ve created with Xbox One.
“We are going to be working with our partners to support the second hand market, and there will be more details unveiled on that in the coming weeks. We love games, that’s what we do and what I’ve done for the last 30 years. We announced some of the biggest partnerships in gaming history: Call of Duty, FIFA.
“People spend countless hours playing those products and we are going to continue to build out our business; we’ve got the biggest line-up of exclusives being built by our studio ever in the history of Xbox, and we have the most third-party support from creators around the globe such as Electronic Arts.
“It’s a great line-up and people are going to get the chance to see more of our games at E3.”