Cliff Bleszinski Says An Always-Online Future Is Fast Approaching, “Deal With It”

Cliff Bleszinski Says An Always-Online Future Is Fast Approaching, “Deal With It”

Always-online is coming fast, retired games developer Cliff Bleszinski has said in a lengthy post on his blog. He also decried the current rage around the matter, adding that “first-world” gamers won’t care about the requirement, and closing his post with, ”well behaved people rarely make history. Deal with it.”

My gut is telling me that an always online future is probably coming. It’s coming fast, and possibly to the majority of the devices you enjoy.

Remember when Microsoft made the decision to only allow broadband on Xbox Live? It was a bold move back then; broadband penetration wasn’t anywhere near what it is now. And yet the march of progress continued. Sooner or later our government, or Google, or any number of providers are going to get their shit together and we’ll have universally fast internet for the majority of the first world.

’d be willing to say that any early adopter for any new piece of technology is probably going to have some sort of solid internet connection. Also, and I’ve stated this before, keeping that umbilical cord connected might not always require some sort of insane fat pipe. Sometimes just 3G might be enough.

Technology doesn’t advance by worrying about the edge case.

If a service is good then people don’t mind paying for it. My iPad is always connected because I love browsing Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook. I love the ecosystem of Itunes and the App store. If the ecosystem of an always connected device is fantastic then suddenly people don’t really seem to notice any more. When electricity came along and people had to have meters attached to their house they didn’t mind because they loved the idea of light bulbs, electric ranges, and refrigeration.

Do you agree? Will all devices be always-connected in the near future? Share your thoughts.

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  • Dylanjer Scott le George

    Well if traveling, some places don’t have internet connections. Sometimes I travel and bring along my Xbox, my family might not have internet and most people just can’t afford internet. I agree that one day everything will be connected to the internet, but I don’t agree on forcing it on gamers also being arrogant about it if we don’t like it.

  • Ghost250

    there is a reason why he’s not employed because he’s big mouthed moron. nothing he says is of merit to me honestly. personally though i can’t wait till the day everyone forgets about this idiot. good riddance

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