Microsoft's Creative Director: Ultimate Troll, Or That Out of Touch? Adam Orth Keeps Always On Rumors for Next Xbox Alive
Microsoft came about as close to a confirmation for the "always online" Xbox 720 rumors as they're going last night. What began as a personal expression came back to bite Microsoft's creative director, Adam Orth, on the ass rather quickly.
Linking to the tweets themselves is no longer possible, as Orth's Twitter account is now blocked to everyone but his followers. However, there's plenty of screen caps to show the damage.
Orth began by tweeting, "Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an "always on" console. Every device now is "always on". That's the world we live in. #dealwithit," and later, "I want every device to be "always on."
Obviously, some fans took issue with that, as "always online" has proven to be a disaster for the fans with regards to games like "SimCity," or "Diablo 3." Case in point below.
That's either some expert level trolling, or Adam Orth is so completely out of touch that I can't even begin to wrap my mind around it. Orth later admitted the conversation was, "just the normal daily back and forth I have with Manveer. Apologies for offending non-cities. I was trolling him personally."
Admittedly, personal opinions are not a reflection of a company as a whole, but with this guy pushing so hard for it (never mind being so pompous about it), it's gotta mean something. But the attitude...good lord. Tone is a hard thing to convey, and while Orth is trying to get his point across with sarcasm, it comes across as arrogant more than anything, especially with lines like:
- "Sometimes the electricity goes out. I will not purchase a vacuum cleaner."
- "The mobile reception in the area I live in is spotty and unreliable. I will not buy a mobile phone."
Buy an Xbox, and this is the staff you're supporting.
Orth's comments inspired Francis, who's infamous for his Error 37 video, to commit this to the internet. Feel his NSFW rage below.