Microsoft’s Creative Director about “always online”: ‘Deal with it’.

In case anyone missed it, Adam Orth went berserk on Twitter yesterday about all the anger fans have expressed about possible evidence that the Xbox 720 will require an online connection at all times in order to play. The Creative Director’s account went dark as he protected his page due to the immediate backlash. Fortunately for the rest of us, a member on NeoGAF managed to preserve a poster of Orth’s rants just in time (there’s more than what is shown below). Today, Microsoft has issued their response to Game Informer.

“We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers.  We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.”


Now I don’t know if he’s on medication, but I’m just not getting the correlation here! A vacuum needs electricity. Your cellphone needs good reception to work. And I don’t know how long you all have been gaming, but I sure never needed an active wifi to play any of my current consoles! Now I own a 360 and a PS3, but all this drama is really nudging me towards spending my money first on a Sony console if any of this turns out to be true.

Where do you stand on the issue? Nothing has been confirmed yet by Microsoft and this public stunt is only one douchebag’s man’s opinion. Is any of this putting a sour enough taste in your mouth to keep you from opening your bank account? Stay tuned, I’m sure there is going to be much more drama to come. Oh, and I’ve already seen about five hilarious Adam Orth memes while writing this. Let the mayhem ensue!

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