Xbox One now requires one-time set up with an internet connection

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Now that Microsoft finally decided to remove the consumer restriction policies on their Xbox One, consumers who will pick up the console at launch will still need to get online for a one time set up.

When the Xbox One launches this November, a firmware update that will remove the restrictions will be available for download. That means when you get the console right out of the box, it’s imperative for you to update it. Otherwise, you will have a platform will all sorts of restrictions like DRM, etc. People might take it as a bad thing but who doesn’t connect their console right after taking it out from the box? Remember how the Wii U has to download that huge firmware before we get to use it?

Did you missed the announcement earlier where Microsoft finally decided to take out its consumer restriction policies? Check it out right here.

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Mark Fajardo


Mark Fajardo is the Editor-in-Chief of Just Push Start, which means he's somewhat the big boss around here.

3 Comments

  1. John Gomez
    June 20, 2013, 8:25 AM

    I feel that the problem with this is that it is a firmware update. Not everyone who will be buying this will have internet access. I’m sure a few parents just who don’t have the greatest income will buy it just to brighten the holidays for their kids and have no idea about the firmware update.

    I really hope Microsoft informs customers properly and allows for SD card or USB drive updates.

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  2. matt
    June 28, 2013, 5:00 PM

    I don’t have Internet connection and don’t intend to, loved x box 360 for ages without Internet. If I get a new console it will be ps4.

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  3. quinton henwood
    July 2, 2013, 2:23 PM

    I’m 27 now and to be honest games just don’t seem as interesting as they did when I was 25 or 21 I refuse to pay more than $300 for a games console anyhow. So ill wait till 2015 and I’m sure the price will drop and the firmware will be fixed (in factory) its kind of a companies obligation to fix their own things.

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