It was a long road up until a few hours ago when the next generation XBOX One was revealed, and though there were some mixed reviews on the event (we liked it, personally), the one thing that really plagued the potential XBOX One was the rumor that it always had to be connected to the Internet in order to function.
Well, Microsoft has finally responded to that rumor, and has stated that the XBOX One was designed so that all of your games, movies, and TV will still work in an offline mode. Of course, however, you won’t get as many of the benefits that make the XBOX One appealing, such as cloud storage and usage for everything related to the XBOX One. Additionally, the XBOX One will not require more power than the current XBOX 360 and current XBOX Live Gold memberships can work with both the XBOX 360 and XBOX One systems.
Also to note, we recently posted that XBOX One games can be played while being downloaded to the system, and that those games would be tied to the system’s account to prevent used game sales. Microsoft has responded to this action by stating that the players will be able to resell their games, but you can probably expect some small fee to install a used game onto your system (the last part is pure speculation).