From April, 2013

XBox 720 will need always-on connection

Kotaku,┬áThe Next Xbox Will Require an Internet Connection To Start Games, Sources Say Two Kotaku sources have added more credence to the rumor that the next Xbox, expected to battle the PlayStation 4 in late 2013 or early 2014, will be an always-online system, though it will be able to tolerate dropped connections. “Unless something has changed recently,” one of the sources told us over email, “Durango consumer units must have an active internet connection to be used.” Who said nightmare is over once and for all? It’s only the begging.