Microsoft exec leaves the company after twitter tirade

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You may remember last week that the Creative Director of Microsoft, Adam Orth, took to twitter to discuss the rumour that the next Xbox will require an always online connection. And by the look of it it hasn’t ended very well for Adam.

As a recap here is the twitter conversation that sparked the controversy


Microsoft quickly posted up an apology for Adam’s flippant remarks

“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.”

But the official apology doesn’t appear to have saved Adam who has now quietly left Microsoft. According to sources he has officially resigned and when Gameinformer called the Microsoft switchboard they confirmed that he was no longer with the company.

However neither Adam or Microsoft have confirmed if he voluntarily resigned or was forced to take the walk of shame. His twitter stream has now become protected but it’s a little late for him to realise that twitter is a public platform and when using it you should remember that.

Last Updated: April 11, 2013

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