Microsoft Creative Director Adam Orth, infamous for defending ‘always-online’ on twitter, has been given his marching orders.
Adam Orth created media frenzy when he engaged his friend, Bioware designer Manveer Heir on twitter and bashfully told the people to deal with the always online feature of the next Xbox.
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.
Microsoft was quick to distance themselves from their employee, releasing this statement:
We do not comment on private personnel matters. We are aware of the comments made by an employee on Twitter. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views are not reflective of those of the company.
However, since then Microsoft has let Adam Orth go, it is really sad to see a guy lose his job over a conversation he had with his friend on twitter. In all honesty, media outlets spun this conversation way out of scope and reported it in a different light, but that is the world we live in I guess. Please note that Microsoft has not confirmed the ‘always online’ feature for the next Xbox, not yet anyways.