So I just received an email from Gamestop and it states that an internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games. Once you do a one time system set-up, you can play any disc based game without connecting online again. There is no 24-hour connection requirement. You can take your Xbox One anywhere and play your games just like you do with the Xbox 360. Also there will be no limitations on using and sharing games. Even downloadable games have no restrictions and there are no regional restrictions. Seems like the team at Microsoft are using their brains. The link to the article is listed below.