During the course the past few years, fans and journalists have been questioning the rumors surrounding the Microsoft’s next generation Xbox 360 “always on” internet requirement. Now a Microsoft employee is sounding off against opponents of the possible mechanic.
After the latest rumors and speculations circled the internet regarding the “always-online” conundrum, a Microsoft Studios creative director named Adam Orth, expressed his own personal opinions on the matter. To sum up his feeling on the subject, Orth says you should “deal with it”.
On Twitter earlier this morning Orth posted, “Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an ‘always on’ console,” he then followed up by saying, “Every device now is ‘always on’. That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit”. That wasn’t the end of the subject though, Orth told one of his Twitter critics, “I want every device to be ‘always on'”.
If you don’t have a steady internet connection Orth thinks you should, “get with the times and get the Internet”.
While responding to a few opponents of his opinion Orth said, “Sometimes the electricity goes out. I will not purchase a vacuum cleaner,” he continued, “The mobile phone reception in the area I live in is spotty and unreliable. I will not buy a mobile phone”.
The problem with games, and gaming in general with an ‘always on’ internet connection is a touchy subjet among the community. This defiance to the ‘always-on’ problem, stems from games like ‘Diablo III’ and most recently ‘SimCity’, who suffered from server issues at launch. This ment fans couldn’t get online to play the game. Since the game required that you were online to play, thousands and thousands of people were unable to play the game that they just bought through no fault of their own.
As you can imagine, Orth’s Twitter account is now private, and he has gone dark after making his opinions known. Microsoft has not commented on the issue at this time.
photo credit: torkildr
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