Xbox One Will Continue to Use the Power of the Cloud, Says Microsoft
Written Thursday, June 20, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Despite Microsoft’s changes to the way the Xbox One’s uses its online tech, the next-gen console will continue to leverage the power of the cloud.
That’s according to Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten who told Joystiq that, "Our vision around Xbox One and what you can do because of the power of both the architecture of the console, and also the cloud and the Xbox Live service, remains unchanged."
When asked by the outlet whether Microsoft will simply offer an offline mode similar to that of Steam, Whitten responded, "that's absolutely" what the platform holder is doing.
Whitten then listed examples of how cloud computing still exists as part of the Xbox One plan, saying that players will "see great games like Titanfall take advantage of the cloud processing power. We're going to continue to really invest in how those experiences work.”
During E3, Microsoft engineering manager Jeff Henshaw said, "the cloud brings infinite additional processing power" to the Xbox One. That, if we’re reading this correctly, will not change as a result of Microsoft’s recent change of heart regarding the way the console works online.