Xbox One Must Connect to Internet Every 24 Hours for Gaming
Microsoft has just confirmed what we’ve long suspected about the Xbox One: it will require that users connect to the Internet every 24 hours in order to play games.
If you don’t connect to the Xbox Live service at least once in 24 hours, you will not be able to play your games—even offline. The details were posted by Microsoft, which read as follows:
With Xbox One you can game offline for up to 24 hours on your primary console, or one hour if you are logged on to a separate console accessing your library. Offline gaming is not possible after these prescribed times until you re-establish a connection, but you can still watch live TV and enjoy Blu-ray and DVD movies.
While a persistent connection is not required, Xbox One is designed to verify if system, application or game updates are needed and to see if you have acquired new games, or resold, traded in, or given your game to a friend. Games that are designed to take advantage of the cloud may require a connection.