Posted by Chuck Corbin on Apr 11, 2013

Adam Orth Is No Longer With Microsoft

Late last week Microsoft’s PR team had a bit of a nightmare scenario on their hands. One of the creative directors for Microsoft Studios, took to Twitter and started spouting off about why he didn’t think it was a big deal if a console was required to have a constant internet connection to work. What made it bad was when a friend of his asked essentially “what about people living in rural communities?” and all Orth had to say about it was “Why would I want to live there?”

Despite the fact that the exchange between Orth and his friend involved a bit of trolling on the part of Orth, the damage has been done. That’s why it’s not surprising to see that Orth is no longer with the company. According to sources with Game Informer, he resigned, though it’s unknown if it was a voluntarily or a forced resignation.

It’s really not surprising to see that he’s no long with them. After all, despite the fact that the next Xbox will be “always online” has yet to be proven, the extremely passionate response to the idea has shown that if Microsoft decides to go with it then they stand to lose millions upon millions of dollars as gamers flock to the PS4. People were already nervous before about Microsoft’s next offering, and because of this little scandal Microsoft is going to have that much harder of a time convincing people that they do indeed care about their customers.


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