Microsoft issued an official apology for the way its creative director Adam Orth addressed fans while arguing for always-online consoles on Twitter yesterday.
“We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday”, the statement read. “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.”
Interestingly, the statement made no effort whatsoever to refute the rumor that Xbox 720 (Durango) is an always-online console. It is also borderline funny how the statement claims that Microsoft Studio’s creative director’s opinion and views "do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products."