Microsoft Studios' creative director defends always-online Xbox 720

StickSkills said, "Rumors of what Microsoft’s next-generation console will look, sound and play like have been swirling for months now, but the possible feature that’s elicited the most discussion has been its always-online nature. The gaming community has been clearly upset over the yet-to-be-seen future of the Xbox, and Microsoft Studios’ Creative Director Adam Orth has heard just about enough of it all."

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thechosenone1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Hate to say I told you so. And he's being a real douche about it too. WOW. What. A. Jerk.

(lmao at the disagrees I already have. You people aren't seriously defending this guy, are you? You can't be that complacent).

GamersRulz1596d ago

That [email protected] is becoming real...good luck xbox guys!

Skips1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )


This damage control from Microsoft pretty much confirms an "Always Online, Always Connected" system. lol

Looks like whatever else Edge leaked may be right about the 720 as well.

Blocking used games, DRM? Mandatory/built in Kinect? Spying on the user? Installs and whatnot etc. etc.

Like what was said before, if Microsoft could get away with making you pay for half of a game you've already payed for, and making you pay for services you are ALREADY paying for (Netflix) blah blah blah...

Microsoft doing this doesn't seem so far fetched. : /

Seriously yo? WTF?!?!?!?! Microsoft are like the EA and Capcom of console manufacturers. lol

Skips1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Whoops, double post.

fabiani1596d ago

it will cause radiation

dedicatedtogamers1596d ago

Now the "always online" has pretty much been confirmed. I just saw another article stating that the NextBox will allow for up to three minutes offline to compensate for internet outages (yeah, like outages only last 3 minutes).

Any of the Xbox defenders want to speak up now? No?

Ezz20131596d ago

is this guy for real ?! he want People to deal with it ?!

not only he sounds incredibly ignorant
but he's doing a very salty damage control for MS

people will deal with this all right...they are getting ps4

Oh_Yeah1596d ago

Microsoft is asking for hackers.

HammadTheBeast1596d ago

Oh, and vacuum cleaners are also always online.

Bnet3431596d ago


apparently it might have been a joke

Dee_911596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

lol'd at the vacuum cleaner thing.If my electricity went out as much as my internet then I would leave india ( electricity goes out daily there)
and im guessing the other rumors are true now too.. welp no nextbox for me i guess.The new forza will be missed
That is if the rumor about not being able to PLAY unless you have online is true. ...for a minute I start to think he is being sarcastic but then again some of the stuff he said makes it seem he really thinks like that ( aside from the city thing )

SilentNegotiator1596d ago

This is starting to look pretty bad.

Information Minister1596d ago

I truly hope this is just a case of poor sense of humor, because those are some of the worst analogies that I have ever seen!

Vacuum cleaners have always needed a power grid to work and mobile phones have always needed a wireless service provider to operate, those are inevitable requirements stemming from their basic design and/or function.

But game consoles have been able to play games without an internet connection for the last 40 years. That's not going to turn into a necessary and inevitable requirement just because MS says so.

sengoku1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

What a jerk, "why would you want to live there"

these guys live in a bubble and don't give a damn!!

Kevin ButIer1596d ago

What a jerk.. MS should fire that scumbag ASAP

BattleAxe1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Wow, this orthy guy is a serious dumb ass.

@ Kevin Butler

This is the Microsoft culture, they're not going to fire him, he'll probably get a raise for saying these things.

Just remember....."things break".

vet_medic1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

All the hackers will be on this thing day one, confirmed.

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pompombrum1596d ago

Well if this is how the creative director thinks, it's no wonder I think Microsoft are in dire need of new creativity.. what a moron.

BlmThug1596d ago

...And this is why I sold my 360 and bought a PS3. This is also why I will be buying a PS4 at launch and may buy a Nextbox, 5-6 years down the road

1nsaint1596d ago

Thanks, looks like we're gonna need it.

I already have issues with my internet randomly disconnecting.. Might be a dent in the cable, a router setting or just the ISP.. All i know it pisses me of when im playing online, but it would realy piss me off it stopped a single player game from running.

If its true and it also turns out not to be Backwards compatible.. I dont think i would buy it.. I'd like to keep my game collection...

And don't say keep your 360 for your games, cause i will, but the thing is 5 years old and has trouble reading discs since the lens is all smeared up from sigarete (and weed) smoke xD


quick poll

how many people on here are 360 fans or you own both a 360 and ps3, who would have got the next xbox but are not buying it if this crap is true ?

Agree, you are not buying the next xbox

disagree, you are still going to buy it regardless

Personally, if this turns out to be true ( it's looking likely that it is) I am not touching it. I was a big MS supporter of MS when this gen started (although have owned a ps3 which i sold recently), I don't have much love for them right now and if this is true I won't think twice about only buying the ps4 and leaving the next xbox in the dust.

good luck ms, your going to need it..

kevnb1596d ago

its going to happen on ps4 too, they danced around the question by saying third parties would have to implement it... but I think we can all read between the lines.

Darrius Cole1596d ago


There is a big difference between Microsoft putting it in at the hardware/operating system level and a game developer putting it in at the software/video game/app level. If an individual game is online only or not then I lose just that one game when my internet is not there for any reason. But if I an entire console platform is online only then lose all my games when the internet goes out.

If the game developer wants to do that with his individual game then I am free to buy that game or buy an alternative depending on which I want.

If the console manufacturer puts it in at the hardware/operating system level then I have the same choice. I am free to buy that console or to buy an alternative console depending on which I want.

Perjoss1596d ago

I have a stable internet connection so always online suits me just fine!

My xbox360, PS3 and PC have never been 'offline', any time they are turned on there is an active connection to them, I don't see the big deal.

yesmynameissumo1596d ago


Millions of other people don't. I have solid Internet, but I don't want to always be connected to anything.

pixelsword1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

Dangit, Microsoft.

You had me, YOU FRIGGIN' HAD ME. You don't believe me? Look at my comment history, I was ready to give every console a chance.

I was ready to get the Next Box firstly and before the PS4 (just to make a point) because I didn't like they way they are trying to lock-out people from their older games, but you had to find a way to screw that up. What I hate more than a console that won't play the games you already purchased is a console that has to be always online to play games.

That's not only pointless power consumption, but it smacks of monitoring devices I've seen.

You doubt me?

What the heck is going on with this next gen?

I don't put my console online when I play single player because I can free it up for my roommate so there will be a faster connection, not being able to do that will result in a non-purchase from not only me, but people who are in a situation like that. People who work from home rely on a fast connection and when multiple people work from home, there is no question that a console isn't worth a constant paycheck.

You just screwed yourself, Microsoft; and if Sony does the same thing, they they are on the outs as well.

JeffGUNZ1596d ago

@ dedicatedtogamers

Speak up? You mean on the system which has yet to be announced and everything you have heard is pure speculation and rumors from "anonymous sources"? Give me a break. Gamestops CEO said he is excited for the Next Gen. Xbox console, I doubt he'd be that excited if it blocked used games, you know, which is gamestops cash cow.

GamerToons1596d ago

Bang... Bang... Bang..

Do you hear that?

It's the sound of nails being hammered into the coffin.

Gamers, please... now can we just look forward to either a PS4 or a true gaming PC?

I am not buying the Next Xbox. They lost me and a lot of people.

starchild1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

I'm completely sick of rumors. I'm mostly a PC guy, but I always buy at least one console. All I want is the facts about what each next gen console will bring.

I do find it funny that most of the people commenting are known to be hardcore playstation fanboys that wouldn't be buying the next Xbox in any case.