Microsoft Apologises for "Always Online" Comments
Posted by Ken Barnes
"Views do not reflect customer centric approach"
As we reported yesterday, Microsoft Studios' Creative Director Adam Orth had a few things to say about the connection requirements for the next generation Xbox, via his Twitter account.
Well while many people have taken that to mean that the next generation machine will require a constant internet connection in order to play games or even start up, Microsoft have set the status back to "all bets are off" as they've issued an outright apology for the statements that were made.
As reported via Major Nelson's blog, Microsoft said:-
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.
So, where are we now?
Well, we're in the same spot that we were in a few days ago. The next-generation Xbox may require an internet connection, but it may not. Nothing is confirmed at this point, and we're looking forward to a possible event later in the month that may shed some light on the new machine. Failing that, E3 is right around the corner...