After much concern, speculation, and controversial tweets, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will require an internet connection. What makes this news strange though is that it may not have to be constantly connected, only occasionally.
On the Xbox One's Q&A press site, Microsoft VP Phil Harrison stated that, "No, it does not have to be always connected, but Xbox One does require a connection to the Internet." When asked to clarify, he explained that just like other devices that rely on the internet, the Xbox One needs to be online to perform many of its features involving TV, cloud connectivity, and DLC delivery. In short, if you can stay connected once per 24 hours, you "should" be able to enjoy games and movies with out interruption.
While this brings about the question if fans have been further mislead after the infamous Twitter debacle, those who want an Xbox One may have to accept this inconvenience and just "deal with it."