Another day, another next gen rumour.
Last night, Kotaku revealed that two different sources had said to them that the next Xbox will actually require an internet connection to start games.
"Unless something has changed recently....Durango consumer units must have an active internet connection to be used."
"If there isn't a connection, no games or apps can be started," the source continued. "If the connection is interrupted then after a period of time - currently three minutes, if I remember correctly - the game/app is suspended and the network troubleshooter started."
That is a big move if true. Remember, it's just a rumour at this stage and should not be considered anything but. It might be the case that Microsoft development kits require a constant connection to stop/cut down on anything leaking.