The PS5 and Xbox Scarlett have been teased by both Sony and Microsoft respectively for quite some time now. Both of the companies have been flaunting the prowess of their upcoming consoles and fans are eagerly waiting for the launch. Amidst all the hype, there is some not-so-good news for the fans.
William Ho, NHL 20 & EA Canada Developer in an interview with Electric Playground Network revealed that the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett will be always connected online. He says, “There’s so much up in the air right now, we’re just starting to wrap our heads around it. We’ve got some ideas, you know, I think something I alluded to earlier is how can we let people have their personal experience whenever they want it? That’s something I think next-gen is probably going to facilitate: greater power, more storage, always connected online, insanely short load times, so we’ll see about that.” You can find the interview below
There is ambiguity around the statement that whether it is a compulsion or not. Currently, both the consoles have always online functionality but it is not a necessity. Whether it’ll be a requirement in upcoming consoles is something which we are skeptical about. Considering that this not coming from Sony or Microsoft directly, take it with a grain of salt. However, we should know more about it in the coming days.