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E3 2013: Mattrick on online connectivity: no internet access? Stick with Xbox 360

by on June 12, 2013

In what might be the biggest blunder of E3 2013, President of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Don Mattrick has described the Xbox 360 as an “offline device” for gamers with limited internet access during an interview with Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley.

Not only does his comment undermine the online capability of Microsoft’s current generation platform – something the manufacturer has touted for many years now, but as Keighley construes, Mattrick’s message regarding the Xbox One’s mandatory connection and authentication policies appears to be “if you don’t like it, don’t buy it”. Whatever your stance on which black next-gen box will ultimately win the console war, we don’t reckon anyone was expecting that statement.

Think we’re making a mountain out of a molehill? Then we urge you to click on the clip embedded below and make up your own mind. Said interview is available in full on the GameTrailers website.