Microsoft issues statement apologizing for employee’s Twitter comments on next-generation Xbox

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Microsoft has released an official response following a number of tweets from Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth yesterday commenting on rumors that the next-generation Xbox will require an always-on internet connection. The employee — who very likely is familiar with the console codenamed “Durango” — said “Sorry, I don’t get the drama over having an “always on” console,” stating that we live in a world where every device is ‘always-on.’ It’s unusual that Microsoft has seen fit to respond to the tweets, reminding people that “this person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft” and it apologized, stating “we are very sorry if this offended anyone.” Even more curiously, Microsoft hardly makes a gesture at denying the always-on…

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