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System Link for all games that don't rely on cloud compute

LAN gaming is a big part of the Xbox's heritage and all games that don't rely on cloud compute should have support for system link by default.

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  • SuperSonic763SuperSonic763 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this idea dead, because it shouldn't be. Lack of system link in Halo Master Chief Collection and Halo 5 Guardians is something that should have never happened. I want to play with my friends without internet. Heck, Halo 5's lack of LAN and split-screen has resulted in no way for me to play it with friends and ensures that the game will essentially be dead upon the servers shutting down. I can't even play with friends over the same network; the dedicated servers just consistently boot all but one person in the household.

    Bring system link back, especially to Halo!

  • I DisagreedI Disagreed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here's an idea. Give gamers the ability to play how they are comfortable playing instead of forcing them to play online. I have a son at home and was considering buying a second XBox One so we can play against eatch other via system link. I cannot believe that is not an option. Literally stunned...

  • TarlochTarloch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please forcefully encourage software developers to include lan (system link) support for all multiplayer games...this was standard for many years. There is a huge segment of the market that does not have high speed internet...

  • ObedientMammalObedientMammal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As a side note, i wish there was some kind of notifications as to what xbox one is leaning towards as far as ideas to implement.


  • MasterChief JMJMasterChief JMJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very very annoyed that there is no system link option on the xbox one for Halo MCC and Halo 5 Guardians. Very stupid move to take this out, especially considering the xbox one is supposed to be the latest and greatest xbox console. There is definitely something to be said about system linking with a bunch of friends and being lag free from an internet connection while playing a game. As far as I am concerned, this is a step backwards in terms of improvements and will ruin the longevity of games like Halo on the xbox one. STUPID MOVE!!!

  • RarinLamb84RarinLamb84 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I won't be buying an Xbox One until there are a reasonable number of games that support LAN. I have no interest in online play, and just like to system link with my friends in the same room - with no reliance on an internet connection and potential lag. Come on it's almost 2016. My original Xbox supported LAN and that came out in 2001!!

  • MutedMayhemMutedMayhem commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My last gaming system that I bought for myself was the Playstation 2. I've been deciding which XBox One bundle I want to buy but I just found out that they don't support system linking. That's nuts!

  • pajama dadpajama dad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At the very least the xbox one should be able to wirelessly link with another. No local networking means I have very little reason to pick up another console or game without split screen... coughHalo5cough...

  • StealthyswampusStealthyswampus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Until the state of broadband infrastructure in this country is improved drastically, features like system link are the only way some players without a good internet connection can play together. Please, for the sake of rural gamers everywhere, bring this feature back.

  • ObedientMammalObedientMammal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I for one have no access to high speed internet. 250mb a day download limit and 50kbs download. ( no its not dial up) so bring back system link! i cant even sit in the same room as my brother who also has an xbox one and system link. instead we need to play on the same console. BRING IT BACK!!!

  • NIKHOLLYWOODNIKHOLLYWOOD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have been a loyal gold member for +10 years now. We have 4 360's in the household and do a lot of system link parties. Friends and family that doesn't necessary all have xbox or gold can still join, and we can play even though xbox live is down.
    This is so much fun, and i'm sadden that this feature is not supported on xbox one.
    This is the only reason I bought a ps4 instead. But if games like Forza 6 and Halo 5 had system link i would switch to XO in a heartbeat.
    Please bring this back

  • McLari33McLari33 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have read somewere that system link is already part of the XO. Game devellopers have to implant it in there games. Ghost for insance has system link on the XO. For our gaming group system link is essential since our LAN parties take place at a location without decent Internet. Without it, it's game over.

  • CAPTAN AMERlCACAPTAN AMERlCA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    System Link for the Xbox One?

    I have been a gold member for over 12 years now and its not that I don't want to play online (I love to play online) However, I would like to at least have the option *as in the case with the past two Xbox consoles* with having a local area connection selection (it cant be hard because the IP protocols are already in place with every game that can be played over Xbox Live).

    Getting together with friends and having a LAN party where we don't have to be concerned with latency or speed of one overall internet connection from within a particular house is always a crowd draw and unfortunately with the Xbox one I feel as though I would rather still play a 360 at a LAN than play with the latest console that I have purchased for game play. This also affects my friends choices in upgrading their systems because of the inferiority complex the console has given itself (almost a step backwards if you will) because the older system can still do more than its predecessor.

    Could you please explain or provide a possible near solution to this very easy fix.

  • Cheyenne CondorCheyenne Condor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have not and will not buy an XBOX one without it. So Microsoft, you will loose many thousands of dollars from me if games do not have system link. I'm old and stubborn and will not be told when, how and to what degree I play my games. I'll just keep my 360's (yes, I have numerous 360's and numerous copies of games) and never hook them up to xbox live again. Your greed trying to extort more gold memberships from your customers is going back fire.

  • fergie7fergie7 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Aye, come on microsoft, give the one system link capability, my friends and i loved having xbox weekends with the 360 where we went away for a couple of days and played together on system link

  • Lord Vader066Lord Vader066 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    i agree with this. my friends were trying to play master chief collection but because of his internet we were not allowed to play even though we were all hardwired into his network. would definatly like to see this added. System link without internet connection

  • Waldo JonesWaldo Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hoping Halo 5 will get a system link update post launch. I will purchase once there is local lan support.

  • ShowbizPage6235ShowbizPage6235 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Me and my friends loved doing system link with the 360 and it's games; it worked better than using the internet (which we can't always use), and gives us, the consumers, more options and fun!

    PLEASE, Please bring back WiFi Ad-hoc and ethernet system link to the XBOX ONE.

    I know you thought it unnecessary since it was originally an online only console, but since it is now a normal, offline capable console, please fix this, please. You are Microsoft, the console king, you can do it!!!

  • RandomNinjaAtkRandomNinjaAtk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Last night tried to have a LAN essentially with Halo MCC, multiple Xbox Ones on one network connected to 75/75 fios connection.

    Didn't workout as well as I had hoped (would experience LAG and disconnects), first time trying it after doing system link on the 360 many times previously. Either it was a problem with the game itself or XBL can't handle that many consoles on one network connecting, in my case it was 7 Xbox One's.

    Please bring back system link!!!!! I beg you! There were never any issues previously and gameplay would be super smooth, instead of laggy. I can only speak for this one game though, so I will need to do some more experimentation....

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