E3 2013: Microsoft: We Have a Product for Those That Can't Get Online, it's Called Xbox 360
Written Wednesday, June 12, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
I’m just going to write this one without comment.
Microsoft has responded to complaints about the Xbox One’s online requirements by suggesting that those that don’t like it can stick with their Xbox 360.
Speaking to GameTrailer’s Geoff Keighley, Xbox chief Don Mattrick said, "Some of the advantages of having a box that is designed to use in an online state, to me is the future-proof choice.”
He continued, “Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360."
When asked by Keighley if that was his message to consumers disappointed by Xbox One’s connected nature, Matrick replied, "Well, if you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device.”
“I mean, 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 gotta imagine it's not easy to get an internet connection."
"Hey, I can empathize, if I was on a nuclear sub, I'd be disappointed."