Microsoft executive gives a curious response to concerns about Xbox One’s online requirements.
Microsoft executive Don Mattrick has an interesting way of answering specific concerns of some gamers, like when he said on the idea of backwards compatibility “If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards.” But with concerns over the online requirements for the Xbox One, the President of Interactive Entertainment Business has now stated that Microsoft already has a console that caters to gamers who don’t have a reliable internet connection: – The Xbox 360.
Talking to GTTV, he said of the 360 “If you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device. 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.’ I don’t even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub but I’ve got to imagine that it’s not easy to get an internet connection,” he continued. “I can empathize, if I was on a sub I’d be disappointed.”
People in nuclear subs are probably admittedly a minority market for Microsoft, but it does sound worryingly close to being dismissive of legitimate gamer concerns.