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.