Microsoft Studios creative director, Adam Orth, who recently sparked controversy after posting several twitter messages involving ‘always-on’ technology, is no longer with Microsoft. Polygon has cited two, anonymous sources confirming the departure. Although Microsoft declined to comment on the matter stating: “We do not comment on private personnel matters”.
Orth’s Twitter messages included suggesting to gamers complaining that Microsoft’s next console could require a constant internet connection to “deal with it”, although the user he was debating with later came out in support of Orth, claiming they regularly joked back and forth on the social network.
Microsoft later issued a formal apology, which read in part, “We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter…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.”