Monday, September 1, 2014
“Deal With It” Always-Online Microsoft Employee Leaves Company

“Deal With It” Always-Online Microsoft Employee Leaves Company

Adam Orth, the Microsoft  creative director who left the internet in disarray when he said gamers would have to “deal with” the next Xbox requiring an internet connection to play videogames, has ostensibly left the company, GameInformer is reporting.

The site caught wind of Orth’s departure through anonymous sources, with followup confirmation coming from Microsoft itself.

Apparently Orth resigned, however it’s not clear if he did it willingly, or was forced by Microsoft do so.

Last week Orth took to twitter after a Kotaku article claimed that the next Xbox would not play games without an internet connection, tweeting numerous rants about the issue, with the most notable being the hash tag “deal with it”.

The noise became so loud that Microsoft subsequently released a statement distancing itself from Orth’s comments:

“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 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.”




About Ernice Gilbert

Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • Dylanjer Scott le George

    Finally get to post some comments on here, it wasn’t letting me for the longest time, (SHADOWBOXER)
    anyways think its disgusting if this is true, I’ve been with Xbox for years now pretty much a vet all of this is making me wanting to switch to ps4. :

  • ernicegilbert

    Shadow! What’s up? Let me know if you like the new design. Also, what kind of problems were you encountering?

  • Baran Altuncu

    Microsoft is probably saying Deal With It to him.

  • Dylanjer Scott le George

    Nothing much just got married last Friday, and idk what’s up with the site, it just won’t let me comment since the change but once and a while it would allow me which is now.
    it keeps saying I have to upgrade my browser but it is, ..but yeah the site is awesome love the changes just wish I can comment

  • ernicegilbert

    Congrats, bro!!! That’s big news! Really big news! And sorry you’re having issues with commenting, I’ll be working on a solution. We need to hear your opinions :D


    Thanks man , an no worries lol I’m still using the site!