Why can't I play OFFLINE with all my games ? DRM problem ?

Hi everybody,

It's a long time I wonder this : why, in my games library, can't I play offline with a lot of games, while I can play with some others ?

Exemple : I can launch State of Decay but not Shadow Complex, both purchased on the XBLA.

Another exemple with 2 games offered by Games With Gold : Bioshock Infinite is OK but not Assassin's Creed 2 (I have to connect internet for playing with it)

I don't think it could be a licence problem, because I have downloaded ALL the games with the same console. Is there a possibility that editors just put a DRM in some games in particular ?

Moreover, I noticed some weird icons of Xbox controller at the bottom of each note card :


- a semi controller with dotted line (for demo/trial versions, actually)

- a complete controller (you can play even offline)

- a complete controller with a disk in front  (= disk installation =  you need the original disk to play)

- a complete controller with a kind of triangle ----> some will work offline, but not others ---> WHY ??

Is there a FAQ for these symbols ?

Next year I will probably be offline for some months ; it's desapointing to know that I will not be able to play with so many games I bought..!

Thank you in advance if someone can clarify all of this !

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 24 Applies to:

Usually the only games you can't play offline are Indie games. Everything else should work though.

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No, never. I had a new console 3 years ago (a slim version), so I did the licence transfert and re-downloaded all the games on the new console.

Since that time, many games have been bought or offered by GwG, and still the same fact : some work offline and some not...

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