MS director out after injudicious ‘always on’ console comments

Game Informer has learned from sources close to the matter that Orth is no longer with Microsoft. A call to Microsoft’s main switchboard confirmed this fact. Our sources, who wish to remain anonymous, suggest that Orth resigned in the wake of last week’s events. We haven’t been able to confirm whether this was a voluntary or forced resignation.

Adam Orth created a buzz last week when he posted dismissive comments about gamers who complain about “always on” connections for games. Rumors suggest that Microsoft’s next Xbox console – expected to be revealed at an event next month – will do so.

Microsoft distanced itself from Orth’s comments but didn’t refute the rumors, and now it looks like Orth is out of a job.

  • Mother Hydra

    Oh wow. Career-limiting move.

  • Sorry to see him lose his job, but to be honest, that was a very stupid mistake on his part.

  • tyr

    You know we complain about mealy-mouthed corporate speak but then someone speaks his mind and he gets fired. OK the guy was being an idiot, like so many of us are sometimes on the internet, but maybe a simple apology would’ve been a better way of handling this.

    • Dennis Madrid

      You’ve touched on the real root of the problem. When facing criticism for a bad decision Microsoft opted to kill the messenger rather than consider the possibility that their decision is a bad one.

  • satcomer

    Sony needs to jump on this ASAP.