Adam ‘Deal with it’ Orth leaves Microsoft over controversial tweets

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Microsoft Studios Creative director Adam Orth has stepped down from his position and from the company following a string of tweets last week.  Polygon has confirmed with two sources that Orth is no longer with Microsoft.

Last week Orth sent a number of ‘deal with it’ tweets over the rather controversial story that the next-box is to be ‘always on(line)’. Orth’s tweets including him saying “I don’t understand the drama behind a console that’s always on, all devices are always on”.

Microsoft quickly came out and apologized for Orth’s tweets saying; “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’re sure this story isn’t finished with, and we’ll update when we have more information.

Alex Foote

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