Microsoft has made it easy to install games on physical media on Xbox Series X. As of update 2206, released earlier this month, it is no longer required to be online to finish installing crossgen games to disk. Users will not be required to perform mandatory online compatibility checks.
Although the change was not outlined in update 2206, the information was confirmed by Xbox Engineering Lead Eden Marie. According to her, the company identified that the No mandatory verification required “in most cases” when accessing cross-gen games on Series X.
You no longer need to be online to finish installing games on physical media on Xbox Series X
The DRM (Digital Rights Management) issue occurred because many titles were marked as Xbox One games and others as Xbox Series X and Xbox One; remember that Series S does not have a physical media player. That’s why, Before the update, the user would need to be online for the console to download the necessary data for the game to work on Xbox Series X. According to Eden Marie, this proved unnecessary and players will now be able to install the physical media entirely, even when offline.
Updates and patches are still needed to ensure a good experience
The engineering manager comments that it is still important to keep the console online, to download patches that are not present on physical media and ensure the best experience possible.
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The update does not apply to Xbox 360 and original Xbox physical media games. For titles on these consoles, you will still need to be online in order to complete the installation on the Series X. Also, crossgen games or future Xbox Series X exclusive games that don’t have all the necessary data on disc, you’ll also need to be online. online to complete the installation.
Anyway, the update makes installing crossgen games more convenient. Also, if the the game servers are closed, it will still be possible to access the full game through physical mediaat least the base version without updates.
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