When Xbox Live goes down your Xbox One becomes a lot less useful. Initially billed as the all-in-one games and entertainment system, both games and entertainment become largely inaccessible on the console when Xbox Live stops working. Sure, you can play game offline, but streaming from apps like Netflix are a no go – despite the Netflix service itself being fully operational on whichever other devices you use to watch.
Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has acknowledged this flaw on Twitter, which – we might hope – signifies the problem may soon be addressed.
@tomwarren I think you are right. The dependencies between the services needs to be minimized.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 1, 2015
There’s no certainty the issue will be rectified but being able to use your media apps despite Xbox Live online gaming being non-functional would be an undoubted benefit to all who use the console.
(Via The Verge)
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