One of Microsoft’s higher-ups said yesterday that gamers should simply “deal with it”, referring to the next Xbox being always-connected to the internet, and the firm has issued an official response on the matter.
We are aware of the comments made by an employee on Twitter. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views are not reflective of those of the company. We have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.
Meanwhile, the next Xbox has yet to be announced, however an event is ostensibly being planned for later this month or early next.