Yet more fuel to the fires of microsoft’s always online today as Adam Orth, who is a creative director at Microsoft (and working on a undisclosed project) took to his personal twitter account to comment on the always-online that is in the news today.
His opinions have been the cause of much controversy as the he tweeted the following: “every device is now ‘always on'”. “That’s the world we live in,” he added, followed by the hashtag “#dealwithit”.
This would have been enough to light the fuel under some people as was, but then he got into a ‘debate’ with BioWare employee Manheer Heir.
Manheer Heir questioned Orth if he’d learned nothing from the fiasco of Sim City 5 and Diablo 3. Orth did apologize for the cities comment, and later said that he was “mostly trolling Manheer Heir”. Adam Orth has been with Microsoft about a year, and as mentioned earlier is working on a project that has yet to be announced. It’s therefore likely that it is a title for the next generation Xbox 720, AKA Durango.
His comments could be taken 1 of 2 ways. One – that he was indeed just trolling for his personal enjoyment on twitter. The problem with doing such things is that when you’re in such a position, it’s easy to rile up a large group of people, and upset a lot of potential customers. Things on the internet tend to spiral out of control very quickly. The second – is that he was indeed defending his and Microsoft’s position on the next generation XBox, which has been rumoured to require an internet connection for awhile now.
A series of recent rumours have put the ‘timeout’ on the connection at 3 minutes, and after that period the device will take you to the internet connection help wizard to help you troubleshoot when you can’t connect to the internet.