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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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  • 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....

  • Loofah PumiceLoofah Pumice commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with Blue Ice 6; even if we have to dedicate an Xbox One as a server, there needs to be a solution for system link.

  • BLUE ICE 6BLUE ICE 6 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Starting off I agree the importance of system link. Although I have another suggestion. Microsoft create an app for the Xbox One that would turn the console into a dedicated server over a local (wired if neccesary) network. As such any cloud computing game could handshake with xbox live to verify rights/ownership then connect to the localized cloud server aka spare console to host what the game would see as its own dedicated server seperate from all others not on lan. I would gladly have an extra console as a server if gameplay didn't rely on excellent internet for a room of friends to play together on multiple consoles. This would also ease the actual servers strain and sell more consoles. I am aware it isn't as simple as a one app to cure them all. But give developers the ability to create a companion app to do exactly that and lan gaming could then live once more.(unless it is that easy in which case get on that)

  • Sliver1970Sliver1970 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Sorry... just realized what I suggested are two totally different ways of doing what I want... lol..
    I don't want to have to use two or more Xbox's to do a "System Link".. I want the ability to use ONE console and multiple TV's... System link is designed to use multiple consoles for the same purpose. I think we are beyond to whole, "I'm Microsoft and we need to make more and more money.." Instead, let's do the right thing. I know "your" main drive is to make money but haven't you made enough yet?? Let's take care of "our" needs/wants without saying to yourselves "How would this make us more money" or "How can we change this to benefit us too.." ideas. I'm all about making AND saving money but I don't think this will "harm" you in any such way.

  • TheGummyBear000TheGummyBear000 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I completely agree, taking the system link feature away from the Master Chief Collection was a big mistake. A lot of fans and the game itself have a lot of heritage with system link and a lot of people still do bring there consoles over to friends and play Halo. (I still do) Therefore I am severely disappointed and hope to see an update or something similar to see to this sad scenario.

  • Ch0senftardCh0senftard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, most definitely!
    Please add System Link to the Xbox One.
    The Master Chief Collection is already out and the fact I can't do system link with friends is very, very disappointing.

  • BoganNerdBoganNerd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    System Link is a must. Someone (MS or developers) doesn't understand latency and wide-area networks.

    Also I may not understand grammar...

  • android fighterandroid fighter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Without System Link games are restricted from growing in regions where people cannot obtain internet. Thus losing popularity in both games and the console itself. Without it, it seems like we are taking a step back in gaming technology. I got into Xbox live to widen my gaming competitively not to replace from playing with my friends locally or in a LAN tournament. doing it on Xbox live with its complexity and non-reliable functions is not the same.

  • Simster81Simster81 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need more games that support system link, holding fair and standardised tournaments can only be done through system link games due to laggy and variable online connections. Not everyone lives in countries with super fast fibre optic connections, and even if you did you still get some lag. Also gaming lounge businesses are growing due to the growth of the gaming industry, but without system link gaming lounges will die out.

  • Its TheMTNDewdIts TheMTNDewd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    THE XBOX ONE HAS SYSTEM LINK. COD GHOSTS ON XBOX ONE HAS SYSTEM LINK. It's up to the devs to include that feature

  • guguduseguguduse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    please add LAN I want to be able to see the The Master Chief Collection at high level of competition like UGC or MLG.

  • Goodeye84Goodeye84 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with others. The Master Chief Collection is going to have 4 games where system Link was built in.

    Your last two consoles had system link! Please add this basic functionality!

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