So we’re all still celebrating Microsoft’s decision to drop the always online requirement and the used games DRM but there is still one weird requirement from Microsoft and that is that we have to be online to register the console… but why?
Obviously it would be nice for Microsoft to know exactly how many consoles are being sold and used and where in the world the consoles are currently doing well. But the small online requirement is still going to annoy a segment of the market so why on earth would they still force that requirement?
Well what if Microsoft has already manufactured the first wave of Xbox Ones and have them ready to ship in a surprise move at Gamescom? Then they would need you to connect to the Internet to download a patch that disables the always on requirement.
This would explain the initial connection requirement and would give Microsoft a chance of regaining their competitive edge by beating Sony to the market again.
So what do you think? Are Microsoft about to shock the industry by releasing the Xbox One before November?
Oh and there are rumours that we are going to see both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at rAge this year.
Last Updated: June 21, 2013