“Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an ‘always on’ console,” Orth Tweeted. “Every device now is ‘always on’. That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit.”
BioWare designer Manveer Heir jumps in and responded: “Did you learn nothing from Diablo III or SimCity? You know some people’s internet goes out right? Deal with it is a shitty reason.”
Orth replied: “Electricity goes out, too.”
Heir tweets that whilst LA, San Francisco and Seattle are “very connected places” places likes Janesville, WI or Blacksburg, VA don’t offer the same connected infrastructure. “Gamers live in non urban areas too.”
To that Orth tweets “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.”
“Every device now is ‘always on’. That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit,” Orth tweeted.
Microsoft responded to the tweets, via its PR firm, a statement given to GI International: “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.
We have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.”
Microsoft is rumored to reveal the next Xbox at a special event in late April.
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