Former Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has spoken publicly about the Internet hate he received after his "always on" game console comments on Twitter went viral.
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There has been much speculation about the next Xbox and whether it will require an always on Internet connection. An internal email states that the next Xbox won't be always on and will 'just work.'
A new rumor claims that third party publishers working on games for Microsoft's next Xbox can choose whether or not their games will require an Internet connection to be played on the console.
Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has now reportedly left the company less than a week after his "always on" game console comments were called 'inappropriate' by Microsoft.
A number of UK game retailers are already speaking out against the next Xbox having an "always on" Internet connection as a requirement to play games, even though Microsoft has yet to confirm this.
Note to Microsoft: The Internet infrastructure in the U.S. is just not ready for a product like a game console that would require an "always on" Internet connection in order to play games or run apps.
Microsoft has now issued a formal apology for comments made by one of its employees on Twitter Thursday concerning the "always on" game console debate, saying they were "inappropriate".
A creative director at Microsoft Studios took to Twitter on Thursday to state his personal opinion that a game console with an "always on" Internet connection is not a bad thing.
A new report, based on unnamed sources, seem to repeat previous reports about the next Xbox game console from Microsoft requiring an "always on" Internet connection to play games and apps.
A new rumor claims that Microsoft's next Xbox game console will have an 'Always on' Internet requirement, but if true we think that consumer backlash could lead to the company changing their minds.
Ubisoft has now announced it is finally getting rid of its "always on" Internet connection policy for its PC games, which has upset most PC gamers since the publisher put that policy into effect.