Microsoft’s official stance is that Xbox One is perfectly usable as long as it allowed to phone home once daily, however it seems that this is not the whole story.
According to Microsoft Interactive Entertainment division President Don Mattrick, the console is designed to be always online and gamers with unreliable internet connection are better off not buying it.
"Some of the advantages that you get, of having, a box that is designed to use an online state, so, that, uh, to me is the future-proof choice, and I think people, could've arguably gone the other way if we didn't do it," he said. "and fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360."
"If you have zero access to the internet, that is an offline device, I mean, seriously, when I read the blogs, and thought about who's really the most impacted, there was a person who said 'hey, I'm on a nuclear sub,' and I don't even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub but I've gotta imagine it's not easy to get an internet connection."