Before that, one of the big problems with Xbox Series X console is Microsoft’s online DRM that doesn’t allow players to access purchased games after outages or other problems. Users also complained that Xbox one Disc games along with titles that don’t require an internet connection are also not accessible offline. Microsoft has now fixed this issue with a recent update that will not force players to perform an internet test or download from an Xbox One disc.
Xbox users’ offline gaming experience verification, technical lead Eden Marie confirmed that users recently started noticing the new change that was included in update 2206 released earlier this summer. Marie also said the company has examined the data since the launch of the Series X console | S and decided that online compatibility testing was unnecessary “in most cases for Xbox One discs”. However, some titles may still have to be updated online after installation to “ensure the best experience,” she added.
@IdleSloth84_ Yes, this is true as of update 2206. We examined data since Series X launch | S and determine the date… https://t.co/iEom9UZv6c
– Eden Marie (@neonepiphany) 1663595604000
What caused the problem?
This Xbox series X console issue is related to Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system, which doesn’t allow users to install games directly from discs when they insert game discs (Xbox One / Xbox Series X ) is different on the new console. Instead, the new console is used to install updated versions of games from the internet even though the Series X console is perfectly capable of running most Xbox One titles directly from disc.
This means users can now play many of the Xbox One or Xbox Series X branded offline games. However, the new console won’t let users play original Xbox or Xbox 360 games. without updates.
Xbox offline gaming: Exceptions
Xbox series X consoles require users to create and log in to an account to access the game. So the user must connect to the internet at least once while setting up the console. In addition to this, there are some games (called “stubs”) such as Forza Horizon 5 or Halo Infinite does not include the full version of the game. So users will also need to be online to download the latest versions of games, expansion packs, and more.