Is it still necessary to connect an new xbox One to the internet ?

Discussion in 'Xbox One - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Frederik, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Frederik

    Frederik Member

    Jan 13, 2015
    Gambia, The
    Hi, can anyone tell me if i can buy a new console and play games only offline. I only want to buy/rent gamediscs an play games, i am not interested in all things. If a day one patch is still necessary, is there a way to patch offline via usb ?
    Thanks for all answers and as always: Apologize for my bad English
  2. Snugglevixen

    Snugglevixen Fox Princess

    Feb 17, 2015
    New Zealand
    My den
    I got one recently and it had an option to skip internet set up I think.
  3. DinohScene

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    Isn't needed but is adviced.
    Updates n what not.
  4. sj33

    sj33 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 22, 2013
    OP is refering to the fact that the original launch machines ironically required you to connect to the internet and update in order to bypass the internet connection requirement.
  5. deakphreak

    deakphreak Spiffy Hacks

    Apr 21, 2009
    United States
    If you are playing offline, the console will only let you get a certain amount of achievements before you need to connect online to unlock more. Its ridiculous.
  6. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 28, 2015
    United States
    You can play offline without issue, however you will be limited in what you can do.
  7. ISO-Man

    ISO-Man GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 24, 2013
    United States
    I finally bought a Xbox1 during Black Thursday. I couldn't do anything unless I was hooked to the net. Even my disc games requires internet and download 1-2GB worth of the game to play it.. I have cell phone internet (I live in the country). Is this the MO for Xbox one?

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