As expected Microsoft has issued an official statement, via Microsoft frontman ‘Major Nelson’ regarding the comments on Twitter made by Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth.
Although Adam’s opinions were his own, Microsoft has issued the following statement:
“We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday,” the response reads. “This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers.”
“We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.”
All of this stems from Orth’s (then public) Twitter account, in which he adamantly argued against the public’s opnion on Microsoft’s possible use of an “always-online console”. Orth’s Twitter account is now private.