To be able to make an offline profile like the xbox 360 on xbox one.
It's complicated to have to make a new email an create a new xbox live gamertag just to have other friends and family to play offline with you. It would be so much easier and better if it had the option to make it like the xbox 360 and to have the option to make an easy offline/local profile like you can with the xbox 360.
OMG Yes. Having to create an account online just so someone can have their own space on your console is ridiculous.
DREAD NITE commented
Was shocked, surprised but mostly disappointed when i realised this feature isn't feasible on my 'next gen' console..... What the hell, i could do it on my 360 but tried today on my X1 and all i can do is either guest account or new email account.... I want a profile for kids, not access to the internet. Fix up MS.
Bring back offline accounts!! Heres the thing theres an outage with your ISP, guess what we cant use our consoles for anything. Once people realise this PS4 will dominate the market regardless of exclusive games available on xbox.
Stay out of my business and i might throw you some, dont and you will lose mine.
I HOPE THE NEXT OS BECOMES MORE LIKE WINDOWS 7 THEN WINDOWS 10 WHERE YOU DON'T NEED PRIVACY INVASION ON YOUR COMPUTER NOR USING EMAIL ADDRESS JUST TO SIGN IN TO YOUR USER ACCOUNT!!! I'VE BEEN USING XP AGAIN SINCE FEBUARY 2015 AND YET STILL NO VIRUS!!! SYSTEM RESTORE WAS SOOOO FAKKINGU SLOW ON WINDOWS 10 WHILE WINDOWS 7 OR XP IT WAS FASTER!!! THE ONLY WAY I'M GONNA DITCH 7 IS IF MICROSOFT CLEANS UP THEIR FAKKINGU ACT AND MAKE A NEW OS MORE LIKE 7 BY COMBING ELEMENTS FROM XP AND 7!!! WINDOWS 10 WAS JUST A PROTOTYPE AND I'M A BETA TESTER!? OMG!!! AND EVEN IF WINDOWS 7 IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED I'M STILL USING IT JUST TO BUY STUFF ONLINE!!!
*takes a deep breath for 44 seconds and drinks FOUR bottles of regular cokes*
Totally with you all on this. Wtf Microsoft?
Finally upgrading from a 360 to Xbox One X, I discovered this ridiculousness. It's just horrible user experience in so many ways. All of my kid's friends had local profiles on the 360... now they need to register with emails or just be "guest"? Absolutely horrible.
Not to mention the irony of making me enter a bunch of sensitive info like my kids birthdates, and then warning me about it being shared. How about the option of not having to enter it in the first place?
I can’t believe I didn’t even know this was an issue until Christmas Day. Kids and I are pumped to play some Minecraft, turns out they each need an email address just so they can have their own profiles on the console. It’s absolutely ridiculous. In comparison, the PS4 allows for offline profiles. Each of my children have their own accounts there where they enjoy the benefits of having their own save and trophies they’ve earned. At the moment my options are to create email accounts for each child (just to make profile!?) or have them play as guests under my profile (which is absurd). Get it together Microsoft. How is it every console THIS generation AND last generation have something as basic as offline profiles built into their consoles when you don’t? Needles to say I’m frustrated, disappointed, and embarrassed to have given my hard earned money to a company who clearly doesn’t care about their customers. How long has has this thread been going on for and there’s been zero coverage on it. Safe to say this “idea” (something that should’ve been common sense when designing the machine from day one) isn’t going to be implemented. If anyone reading this is tempted to pick up an Xbox for their child or to play with them, do yourself a favor and pick a up PS4 or a Nintendo Switch.
I wish I could vote for this a million times. This is my first Microsoft product in a while. They are still a crap company that apparently hates their customers.
Xbox should have stayed offline, be more like 360. Its frustrating, especially for people with limited internet plans.
Windows 7 >>>> Windows 10
Halo 5 = kusoge
My friends and I thought this stuff with needing an online account and with games being on the disc was settled on Xbox. We tried to set the first system (of 3) up and found the same issues as everyone else.
Microsoft, this is unacceptable. I canceled my X1x preorder and last weekend bout a PS4 Pro and about 10 games. I was going to spend that money with you but I’m so happy I went PS instead.
I have geographically remote friends and I want to play with them and so I will connect for that but family and local friends and just setup of the machine requiring an account are a no go. Nintendo doesn’t require this. Sony doesn’t require this.
Please, please reconsider.
For those that have already ordered and had issues and dislike. Take your systems back and pick up a different console. Nobody else requires this stuff except Microsoft.
DISGUSTED !!!!! WHAT A FREAKING JOKE !!!! MICROSOFT.....you have really overstepped the mark with this ! I thought Win10 was the most intrusive piece of crap that I ever 'upgraded' to ! But this.....on my 9yo kids birthday, after all the excitement and jubilation first thing in the morning for getting his brand new Xbox One, to one and a half hours of set up time, the least of which was unpacking and connecting the device.......most time spend having to set up online account details to ridiculously slow updates required.......THEN the real 'fun' begins when we insert his brand new Halo 5 disk in the machine and it says updates required....but doesn't ask for the 9Gb upsate, no it wants 55Gb update ! That is the entire game........THE OWNED DISK IS ALREADY IN THE MACHINE !!!! No choice, so complete the 55Gb download after nearly another hour, on VDSL connection ne less, then it has to 'install' the game.....ANOTHER FREAKING 40 MINS LATER............finally ready to launch..........OR SO WE THINK.....but NOOOOO, we're back to update required, and it's asking for the same 55Gb all over again ! We do the update and install all over again, only to find the same thing. 3 and a half hours later, I'm ready to take a hammer to the piece of crap and mys son is less than enthused ! We go off to his birthday party ! Come back after dinner time, to try again. I find the xbox has to be set as home xbox, what a joke, but still won't stop asking for update. Switch to offline in settings, which, if done, requires you to re-enter all you wifi passwords all over again, every time. Eventually 7 and a half hours spent managed to 'trick' the xbox one into 'allowing' the owned disk to be played, but not until my poor son had broken down in tears !!!! He was so happy to be able to play his beloved Halo 5, even if it is 11:30pm ! We let him stay up way after midnight to make it up to him ! He wakes me the next morning, Sunday at 8:00, saying his game will not work, I have a look.....the game needs to INSTALL AGAIN FOR ANOTHER 40 MINS WTF !!!!!!!!!!!! He is enjoying playing his game, but I really want to convince him to return the system on the grounds that it is an unacceptable product......I will not be forced to have an internet connection to play a home gaming console! PS4 any time !
Wow, I just bought mine. Now I am thinking about maybe returning the unit. This is truly sad. I am in no mood to be creating online profiles for other family members. They do not need this.
Old Man Watson2 commented
This is ridiculous that the xbox one has been out this long and this hasn't been fixed!!
I have been loyal Xbox user for almost a decade. Forcing me to make microsoft accounts for my children (3 and 5 yrs old) to play with me will not keep me around, but it will push me away.
I would LOVE to buy an Xbox One X if it comes out right away but I refuse to buy it because you can't make offline profiles or backup files unlike the 360!! How come PS4 has the ability to make offline profiles and make backup save files to your flash drive!? This is crap!! I PAID $300 for the Xbox One S NEW (not used) and I found out you DO have to use the internet just to set up your Xbox One!! I sold mine to a friend for $150!! THIS IS TERRIBLE!!! I'M STICKING WITH MY PS3 OR XBOX 360!!! I don't even care about 4K resoulution so bleah!!
The Xbox one has got to be one of the biggest disappointments from Microsoft in recent history. Its horribly slow and this whole deal of forcing as online account to create a console profile is just stupid. I've been in IT since the 80s...I'd like to see the justification for such a decision.
Was going to treat me and my grandchildren to an upgrade to xbox one this Christmas, after reading all about this I definitely won't bother!
It is absolutely absurd that there is not an offline profile on the Xbox One. Many people have to use the system outside of an environment with internet access, and many situations children go through would prohibit usage of an online profile. Adding the ability to have an offline profile would help many users