Nintendo launched its Wii U at the end of November and Sony just unveiled its PlayStation 4 in February, but Microsoft’s next-generation “Xbox 720” still largely remains a mystery. It’s been nearly seven years since Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 in 2005, and anticipation is building for what Redmond has in its pipeline. Although these rumors remain unconfirmed, we’ve been able to piece together an unofficial picture of what you may find in the next Xbox.
Your next Xbox may require an Internet connection at all times, two sources have allegedly confirmed to Kotaku. "If there isn't a connection, no games or apps can be started," one source said to the gaming website. "If the connection is interrupted then after a period of time—currently three minutes, if I remember correctly—the game/app is suspended and the network troubleshooter started." Microsoft has yet to actually confirm this information, but that hasn't stopped Xbox fans from panicking. Recalling the painful launches of "SimCity" and "Diablo III," players lambasted Microsoft’s Adam Orthy via Twitter for his apathetic #dealwithit response to their concerns. Microsoft has released an apology since then, but there's been no official word on whether or not the rumor is legitimate.
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