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Adam Orth, Microsoft Studios Creative Director allegedly resigns after the fallout from his #DealWithIt Tweet regarding XBox 720's supposed 'Always-On' Internet Connection DRM.

Recently, Microsoft's Adam Orth took a lot of flack online for his tweets regarding Microsoft supposedly favouring Always-On Digital Rights Management, in regards to the newest iteration of the Xbox.

In his most recent tweet on the matter, he used the hashtag #DealWithIt , and implied that always-on internet connection is happening, and we all need to get used to it.

You may remember EA's recent blunder with its always-on DRM with the new title SimCity. Always-On DRM prevents users from playing their games unless they have a stable and constant internet connection.

The amount of people against this movement is constantly growing, and Microsoft is taking a lot of heat about there even being a possibility of the Xbox 720 following this trend.

In regards to Adam Orth, it became so bad that Microsoft even issues an apology for Adam's tweets, and stated that he does not speak for Microsoft, but also refused to confirm whether Always-On DRM is being implemented for the new Xbox or not.

Microsoft's Apology:

“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.”

Now, people close to the matter are confirming that Adam Orth is no longer with Microsoft. This has not been confirmed via official channels as of yet, so there is no way to confirm 100% at this point.

We also do not have details regarding whether Orth was forced out, or left on his own intentions, especially since he proved himself to be a brazen defender of Microsoft.

What are your thoughts on Always-On DRM, and the way Adam Orth handled himself?

Let us know in the Comments Area below.

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