It seems like Adam Orth, creative director of Microsoft Studios, has caused quite a furor with his recent comments regarding Durango's 'always-online' future, following a number of negative reactions to the prospect.

Evidence is continuing to mount regarding the successor to the Xbox 360 requiring a constant internet connection in order to function, and rumours suggest that the system may even suspend games and applications while a connection is not present.

In a back and forth with BioWare's Manheer Heir, Orth downplayed the drama surrounding 'always-on' and called for Heir and frustrated gamers to "deal with it"...

#dealwithit is currently the top trending topic on Twitter, and Orth has now protected his tweets. Any publicity is good publicity... Right?

So, what are your opinions on the proposed 'always-online' future for the next Xbox? Sound off in the comments below...

[source uk.ign.com]