How about Microsoft Creative Director defending "always-on" on twitter and being a dick to everyone? He in-adherently confirms its. Why else would he choose to defend it to such an extent.
As someone said earlier, could this not actually be MS throwing it out there to get a reaction and see how people see it? If it was something that annoyed people they wouldn't really argue back but if people truly hate a feature then yes they will do exactly this. My opinion is he was pushing for a reaction and got exactly what he wanted.
To all the morons here that see it as "no biggie", especially the retards with the Xbox Live avatards and signaturds, pop your heads out of your ass for a second and think a little bigger than your simpleton "I have a stable connection and I'm rich so no worries" approach and think what happens in 20 years when you want to replay your favorite game but MS has shut down the servers because there are already 3 generations of console ahead. Are you seriously that thick in the head?
Oh wait, why would you want to do that anyway? I see the error of my logic. Who would want to replay the "classics" such Gears of War clone 128731289379 or Halo or Call a Doody 1239871203896712089376120938671293867?
**** you. **** you and **** your entire "gaming" generation. You are a shame for humanity.
In all honesty, why? This is a forum where you are to give YOUR OPINION on something. If in MY OPINION it doesn't affect me, then I have ever right to say you know what, my xbox is constantly connected to the internet anyway, my internet connection is pretty stable so thankfully if this RUMOUR is true then it won't affect me. Nothing in that statement says I agree with what they are doing nor support it. But when I prefer the xbox due to things like stability and what seems to be a near perfect connection when I am gaming online so be it!
Not to change the topic here but If I could actually play an online game on my PS3 for longer then 20 minutes without dropping I may be more inclined to look at the PS4. But if MS are adopting an always online stance, and given recent issues with EA etc With Xbox current stability rate you can damn well guarantee that they will do their best to ensure there is NEVER a failure and I have to say, I trust that it will continue to work as well as it does. Sony couldnt push a feature like this as the damn PSN is so bloody flaky.
Well in my opinion, his reaction to the "always-on" is either that;
A) It is true and this is preliminary damage control, or
B) The constant rumors have gotten to him and he is now lashing.
I believe his reaction says that this is happening and that people inside MS are confused and flustered by how people have reacted to the rumors. Time will tell; but and if it is true then people will not like it. That is certain. And the only reason I personally do not like it, looking past all the things that could go wrong, is that I can not understand why my single player X-box games need to be always-on.
Like I said above, I think this was intentional goading to spark opinion. I don't think he was being arrogant with his responses, to me he just seemed like he may actually have a sense of humour and was more making fun of what is a stupid argument over a rumour that as people have pointed out, may or may not be true!
Do I like the theory of having to have an always on connection so I can play a game - no, its just asking for issues
Will it stop me buying what I believe will be the better console - defiantly not, if it was in place now it would have little to no affect on me - however as others have pointed out, that is not the same for all.