Xbox Creative Director Adam Orth Out of a Job
Lately, Microsoft has come under harsh criticism from gamers due to some rumors of the next Xbox only being able to play video games with an internet connection. Although Microsoft has not officially announced the console yet it has been bashed by many who believe in these rumors. Adding to this conflict, Microsoft Creative Director Adam Orth went online to defend this always online prospect and tweeted out the now famous phrase “Deal With It”.
Today we have learned through many outlets that the Microsoft Studio Creative Director is now out of the company. It has not yet been revealed if he was fired or if he resigned. The tweets that he produced caused some significant PR for Microsoft and it’s not the kind any company would want. It speaks volumes for the age in which we live in, a few words could reach millions of people.
Adam Orth could have been fired for the negative PR and insults to potential customers or for actually releasing information on the next Xbox. Releasing sensitive material like that could have violated his Non-Disclosure Agreement with Microsoft. From what we have been hearing Microsoft is in complete lock down in it’s Xbox division and saying something like this could ruin the momentum on the console release.
Microsoft did offer a public apology to Xbox customers.
“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.”
Whether Orth did or did not reveal features for the next Xbox no one knows. We wont officially know what the next Xbox will do until the rumored May 21st reveal. Until then follow and like the Redmond Post to keep up to date on Xbox related news.
We hope for the best on Adam Orth’s future career prospects.