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Xbox One is almost useless without immediate update

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 08 Nov 2013 14:59 User comments (2)

Xbox One is almost useless without immediate update Be warned: Microsoft's Xbox One console requires an immediate update on launch day without which it won't function properly at all.
Having a good Internet connection at home is obviously a boost for gaming nowadays - some would say an absolutely necessity even. Still, there are people who don't have a home Internet connection or perhaps an inadequate/unreliable connection.

For those folks, Xbox One launch day might be no fun at all as the system requires an immediate Day One update to function properly.

Even if you have a new game on a physical disc to play, you still need the update. That's according to Microsoft senior director of product management, Albert Penello, who was asked about it by Engadget.

The tech site proposed a scenario to him of a customer returning home to find their Internet connection is unavailable, but they have bought a game, so what can they do with an Xbox One out of the box without the update on launch day?

"Nothing. You need the Day One update," he said.

Ouch. That's not likely to affect most people who buy an Xbox One at launch of course, but it will be a real downer to those in areas where an Internet connection is either unavailable or unreliable.

Xbox One launches in North America on November 22.

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2 user comments

18.11.2013 23:53

Ouch !!! Indeed Again microsoft trying to milk customers

210.11.2013 11:45

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
Ouch !!! Indeed Again microsoft trying to milk customers
exactly! should work out of the box meh

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