You may or may not have been aware that one of Microsoft’s Creative Directors (Adam Orth) tweeted a lot of defamatory remarks towards consumers in what looks like some boisterous banter between himself and a friend over at Bioware. However, the Internet picked up on this and has now blown the remarks out of proportion especially as they pertain to the rumors of the next Xbox being Always Online connected. Microsoft normally refuses to comment on rumors and speculation but in this instance has issued an apology for Orth’s remarks.
“We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. 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.”