Adam Orth, the Microsoft Game Studios Creative Director who publicly defended the idea of a mandatory online connection for consoles last week, no longer works for the company.
Microsoft has issued a formal apology over the comments of one of its creative directors, Adam Orth, about always-on internet connections for consoles. Here is the Official Statement as published on Major Nelson
“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.”
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- Microsoft Creative Director Adam Orth on Always Online Consoles: ‘Deal With It’ (forbes.com)
- Microsoft Studios creative director’s tweets bring always-on console unease to a head (polygon.com)
- Microsoft Studios Creative Director starts a ruckus via Twitter by defending Xbox 720’s … (vr-zone.com)
- Microsoft’s Official Response to Creative Directors Comments (gamesscanner.com)
- Report: Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth no longer with company (joystiq.com)
- Microsoft Director Who Defended Mandatory Online Connection Quits (news.softpedia.com)
- Adam Orth leaves Microsoft after ‘always-on’ outburst (develop-online.net)
- Arrogant “deal with it” Microsoft director Adam Orth is fired from Microsoft (dottech.org)