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Microsoft's Adam Orth departs after 'always-on' Twitter outburst

Creative director moves on after console controversy
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Microsoft creative director Adam Orth, made infamous for his recent outburst on Twitter regarding always-connected consoles, has left the company.

Polygon reports two sources have confirmed the departure, with Microsoft adding that it “does not comment on private personnel matters.”

The exact nature of his departure is currently unclear.

Orth created controversy last week when he took to Twitter to voice his issue with the drama surrounding always-on hardware – potentially referring to the next Xbox.

“Sorry, I don’t get the drama around an “always on” console,” he said. “Every device now is “always on”. That’s the world we live in. #Dealwithit.”

Orth later apologized and Microsoft, for its part, distanced itself from his comments.

"We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday," read a statement from the firm. “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."

Orth also later apologised for his comments and any offence it may have caused.

The furor surrounding the tweets follows a number of reports that continue to suggest that Microsoft has opted for always-online functionality for its next-gen console.

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