The creative director of Microsoft Adam Orth has sparked a social controversy on Twitter recently with some recent comments in which he vehemently defends the concept of ‘Always Online’.
The tweets seem to be coming in the wake of the numerous rumors about the Nextbox being ‘Always Online’. While his twitter page has since become protected (only confirmed followers can see the tweets) CVG’s article seems to contain quotes from them:
Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an ‘always online’ console. Every device now is ‘always on’. That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit.
When it was mentioned to Orth that not everyone in the world had a reliable and stable internet connection he said “Why on earth would I live there?”
When pointed at failed launches of Always Online games such as Diablo 3 and SimCity he simply stated “electricity goes out, too.”
Keep in mind that although this doesn’t confirm anything, it’s starting to look more and more like the Nextbox will be always online.