You no longer need internet to play your discs on Xbox Series X – Tecnoblog

Microsoft released update 2206 for Xbox Series X|S in June 2022. In addition to overall performance improvements, the update brought quiet new features to the company’s most powerful console. Now there’s no need to connect to the Internet to play discs from the Xbox One or the series itself. So if your connection goes down, you can still enjoy the physical games in your collection.

Xbox Series X (Image: Vitor Pádua/Tecnoblog)

Despite offering a powerful system and subscription service, Microsoft has always been criticized for its DRM policy. “Digital Rights Management” serves as a means of protecting digital creations, which may require constant online access to verify the integrity of the product.

As a result, when a user wanted to play a disc title on the Xbox Series X, they needed to be connected to the Internet to access the DRM and start playback. In other words, no internet, no game.

The good news is that after the 2206 update, the American company removed this need from most games. This way, players can now enjoy their physical copies without having to update online.

However, classic Xbox or Xbox 360 games still require a network because data is not used directly from the discs. As well as titles called “stubs” such as Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinitewhich do not bring all the content in the physical versions.

Of course, the Xbox Series S is not affected by this, as the console does not read discs. Using an external Blu-ray player also doesn’t work because the system doesn’t recognize it.

Xbox Series X surged in OLX searches

Gamers continue to want to get into the current generation of video games. In August 2022, the OLX sales platform saw an increase in searches for both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Just to illustrate, Microsoft’s system increased by 38% and Sony’s by 22%. Pricing is the main attraction for consumers as they can save around 26% on used devices.

Surprisingly, Xbox One is still the best seller on OLX, ahead of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4. This is probably due to the fact that customers want to get rid of their previous model and buy the latest console.

With information from: Engadget.

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