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**UPDATE**

Microsoft has issued an official statement and an apology following the outburst of Adam Orth.

“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.”

**ORIGINAL STORY**

Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has taken to Twitter to defend the ‘always online’ technology, surrounding the rumours which persist over the next-generation Xbox console requiring an online connection.

The latest rumours surfaced after two Kotaku sources confirmed that the ‘Durango’ kits required an internet connection.  This still has not officially been confirmed by Xbox manufacturer, but with a its executives defending the suggestions over the next console, one can draw there own conclusions.

CVG are reporting on Orth’s tweets:

“Sorry, I don’t get the drama around having an ‘always online’ console,

“Every device now is ‘always on’.

“That’s the world we live in. #dealwithit.”

Orth sparked outrage when it was suggested to him that internet connectivity is not reliably available everywhere in the US and in other regions across the globe, to which he replied, “Why on earth would I live there?”

A Reddit user captured a screenshot of part of the exchange.