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Microsoft dev all but confirms Next Xbox will be 'always-on' says "Deal with it"


Adam Orth, Microsoft Game Studios creative director, has aired his views on the always-on internet connected requirements rumoured to be in the next Xbox console.

Taking to Twitter during the night Adam had a fair rant on the matter.




While not confirming anything on the matter, having such a high up Microsoft developer actively defend the matter gives more fuel to the fire that the rumours could well be true.

Nikolai Mohilchock, the senior game designer at The Workshop, also shared his opinion:

"Given that legally I cannot confirm or deny if this information is true, nor can I comment on rumor or speculation, all I can say is be sure to pay your ISP bills. ;)"

Uh oh!

Edited On 05 Apr, 2013

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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Well if Microsoft don't come out and deny this in the next few days you can most likely believe this
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moyf 4 years ago
Sounds like a pretentious knob who's up his own arse.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
This guy is such a malignant fucking twat! I truly hope he gets dragged across the coals for this. True or not, the guy is a rep for MS and he has just made them all look like douchebags!
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sam 4 years ago
Such a silly idea having a fully integrated internet requirement. Its never going to work, next Wii incoming...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Save to say he was called in into the room with Microsoft's sacrificial altar after this
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ASC 4 years ago
Mobile phones is a terrible comparison. With phones their primary purpose is the connection and signal strength is mostly based on location not provider. With consoles not only does the primary purpose not nessesarily need a connection, but there are alternatives which won't have the same issues.
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sam 4 years ago
Either way i dont know why the xbox just doesnt seem to interest me, if i were to get a new console it would be a ps4 souly down to the fact it has much better games to the platform. And from what ive seen from the specs Hardware wise, gonna melt after 2 years cool story.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Mobile Phones a bad comparison? He compared his bloody vacuum to the situation.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Hey, if the electric is out, you got no lights, you can't see the dirt! You won't need the vacuum!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
The thing that interests me most with the PS4 is the game capture feature since I wouldn't have to connect my Roxio to it which would save me quite a bit of cable room
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
He would have the flashlight on his mobile phone TM
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0000000000 4 years ago
what a **** i wont even put a letter in that swear word its the really bad 1! but thats what this bloke is bet he smells his own farts and gets of on it (south park) well MS hes made u look twats and its either going to be MS lose customers or hes a liar, what we guessing it will be. i hope someone smacks him square in the face and just says deal with it before they walk of!
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
Jesus... now this has gone full mainstream news Microsoft kind of have to respond one way or the other asap. The longer they stay quiet the more damage will get done, even if it ultimately ends up being bullshit (Which it almost certainly will).
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Maybe, but he didn't buy one! because the signal is bad in his area. also, because he's a knob!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'm I the only one that smells his finger after scratching his backside...... Yes? Ok then i'm away to cry in the corner
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I....Can't.......Stop.......Laughing TM that was genius
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0000000000 4 years ago
cant beat a bit of scratch and sniff Nox!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Good. My family give my funny looks each time they catch me doing it but it's better that what the dog does, He does a poop then turns around to smell it XD
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Marty 4 years ago
If the electricity goes out you wont be able to do ANYTHING with regards to gaming you total retard!!! Terrible analogy, shocking attitude & total lack of respect for what your customers want! What a tool!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Play your handhelds?
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0000000000 4 years ago
my dog tried eating his turds lol! i love a scratch and sniff, the only way to truly tell your healthy, on a higher note i just called adam orth a twat on twitter :D i loved it very much no reply though. wimp
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I think he would have got a lot of them kind of msgs already
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I'm not sure what I said that was genius, but I'll take the compliment. haha! also, my dog will fart, look dead puzzeled about the noise, turn to smell it and then try to run away from it. awesome
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Dogs are awesome
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sam 4 years ago
Strongly agreeing on the dogs are awesome topic. screw microsoft! (to keep it related) ;p
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0000000000 4 years ago
i miss my dog so much :( was a golden labby! legend! will be getting a dog this xmas i hope!
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
I have adopted a cat since my girlfriend moved in. He's like 7, but cool as fuck. She didn't wake up to feed him today on time so out came his claw and he slowly put it towards her face before she moved.
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Snake-V2 4 years ago
Sounds like he can expect to be clearing out his office by the end of the day #dealwithit
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
Guy seems like a right twat, sometime i can't afford my Virgin media bill and have to settle for single player games till i can, basically i'm just not going to be able to use my Xbox at all then? PS4 looks even more tempting now.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Some cats I like but most cats I know are vicious monsters
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LFC Bywater 4 years ago
I have 6 cats :D all chilled out though, too lazy to be vicious.
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Dead 4 years ago
Not a fan of cats, too self centred, big dog lover.
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Apnomis 4 years ago
Wow have Microsoft learned nothing this gen? One of the major stumbling blocks of Sony early in this generation was their perceived arrogance and their 'it's my way or the highway' attitude, and here are Microsoft about to make the same mistake and face the same kind of consumer backlash that affected Sony's sales early on. Thankfully Sony learnt their lesson and turned the PS3 around into a console that is now arguably more successful than the 360, and they've made a point of building the PS4 around the developers that make games for it and the consumers that will play games on it. I know people with a 360 that don't have an internet connection, I know people with a 360 that only have mobile internet on their laptops, I know people that never go online with their 360, and I know people that like to take their 360 with them to their caravan or holiday home without internet. Not to mention the Counties (and even areas of the UK) where broadband internet still isn't established and readily available. Why should I be forced to keep my console hooked up to the internet? Next thing they'll be saying it's compulsory to have the Kinect plugged in all the time too...
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Sony did have a arrogant kind of air at the start of the generation didn't they?
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Yep, all buil around the success of the PS2 and the amazing hardware in the 3! Looks like history is repeating it's self. Just with MS this time around
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
So I guess your not jumping on the bandwagon and giving yourself a title TM?
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Pretty sure my name already says it all! haha! i'm not clever or imaginitive enough to come up with something funny for it!
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
/Not sad enough to make one up :P
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
"Wow have Microsoft learned nothing this gen?" - They probably learned plenty, but no one gets away from the third console curse it would appear.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
Well, I didn't wanna say that.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
This is only a positive. Means more sales for Sony and Nintendo. If it IS true I wouldn't be surprised to see a revamped console without the feature release a year or so later.
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Baiken_ 4 years ago
And so the possible fall of Microsoft begins 2013, ''deal with it.''
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WOJCIECH 4 years ago
So it appears that I shall be getting PS4.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Tony, why do you keep lumping PS4 in with Nextbox? I know you love your Wii U, but why do you keep putting the PS4 in there? Nothing has been said about an always-on connection on PS4, and they figure it'll be a hit from the off, compared to what PS3 was, so why keep putting two and two to get 7?
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
Is it not how most consoles run now anyway? I switch my xbox on and it connects to xbox live straight away. Technically mine is 'always on' the internet. I don't know why they would force it upon people when anybody with xbox live will already run the console in that way. They're removing a back-up option for no real reason.
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Dead 4 years ago
MS are on damage control, still no denial or confirmation though. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-05-microsoft-creative-director-doesnt-understand-the-drama-around-having-an-always-on-console
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
PS4 won't just do what the Nextbox does, otherwise we'd have PS Live and Xbox Plus. The DLC won't matter, people who want the next generation model will get it, and the games will start to go 'PS4/Nextbox' only, and that's when everyone'll have to own the next generation to have a gaming platform. And mobile gaming won't take the place of console gaming. I can't see me and 4 of my mates sitting in my living room, with our 5 mobile phones out playing, or 5 gaming consoles playing. The mobile gaming will never take the place of the big TV/Console gaming, unless you want to sit and play Angry Birds 5, I'll sit and play Killzone 4.
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Dead 4 years ago
I'd rather play angry birds than killzone 4, doesn't look like a major step up, and generic FPS games bore me to tears.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'm literary speechless TONY
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Dead 4 years ago
I think OUYA already proved mobile devices plugged in to a big screen are a bad idea.
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Dead 4 years ago
Has Nintendo taught you nothing TONY? Power means nothing unless used properly, the Wii had some better games than both the 360 and PS3 despite being a generation behind. They can put as much power as they like in a mobile device, but unless that device has some proper controls it will play like a turd.
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Whitey 4 years ago
He is such an a** the "Why on earth would i live there?" reply just shows how much of a twat he is. Microsoft should be ashamed to have this guy in their company, I'm actually starting to like Sony's console more this gen.
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Dead 4 years ago
A torch is portable, but I'd rather use the light socket in it's ceiling to light my living room.
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Dead 4 years ago
Yeah, I know I'm in danger of sounding as much of a dick as Orth, but mobile gaming is not the future, no more than cloud gaming is.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Mobile gaming is a pass-time that people use to fill the void when they're just watching TV or on travel or something. It won't overtake anything. And they can say that any mobile is more powerful than the PS3/XBOX, but the day that any game plays better than PS3/XBOX, I'll be settling down in my retirement home with my PS10.
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Dead 4 years ago
You are living in a fantasy world TONY, as much as I appreciate anyone backing Nintendo, you are just deluded, you are like the Nintendo equivalent of kevin the turd.
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troublemaker 4 years ago
This thread took a weird turn! Haha! Gloria? Angry birds over Shadow Fall? That's heresy in my book! If the next Xbox isn't always on, I'll grab one, but I want it more for baby nod kinetic etc. if its gonna gimp my gaming, then I won't bother. And I certainly won't attach my PC to my TV to game, it's far too noisy for my living room! Oh, and controller on PC? No thanks! Tried it once, and whether you like it or not, KB/M beats joypad for precision any day of the week and twice on a Sunday.
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Dead 4 years ago
Seriously TONY, a tablet is just a large mobile phone, there is no real difference, it's all touch screen crap. You can't compare it to Wii U, that has sticks and buttons, a proper controller, not the same at all. You can keep your KZ troublemaker, it's a slightly polished up new instalment of something we are all bored with. I want new spins on things next generation, not just shinier old crap.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'm staying out of this one since I can't really find the words to say what I want without coming off like a jackass
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I'm glad you have a quiet PC, but I don't, my PC far far louder than my consoles and while driving games might be better with a controller, shooting games are not. Not one driving game on PC rivals gt or forza, and PC is the place to play games like battlefield. I'm not denying hat PC gaming is better than any other, but I wouldn't do it in my living room!
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troublemaker 4 years ago
PC game price is only half a selling point. If e game is rubbish, I can't sell it on! PC. Gaming just isn't for me any more. I used to do it almost exclusively, but I prefere the online level playing field of a controller, I like the fact that I don't have to bother upgrading my console. And in honesty, the plan soon is to sell on my rig because using it in e living room is not a viable idea for me! And my man cave has been relegated for kid! The lights, the fans, everything about my it screams that it needs it's own room, and last, that massive black case and the LEDs on it, really doesn't fit in with the rest of the living room
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Also Tony, where are Disney pulling out support of consoles? Aren't they developing a load of Skylanders style toys and storylines to make a bigger world on the PS3/Xbox consoles? Just because LucasArts closes, doesn't mean Disney, who aren't even close to being a big developer on the gaming side of things, doesn't mean a thing. if Activision, EA, Ubisoft and co all take a leap and stop doing it, then we can have a look at it. But with companies such as Blizzard and the likes coming in to the market, the future is certainly rosey.
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callum 4 years ago
Just read this thread for the first time. It's quite funny to be honest. It went a little off-topic, but still, some deluded and uneducated comments from users like Tony made it worth the read.
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
I'm inclined to agree. Tony's ignorance is absolutely astonishing to read... as is Gloria's continued obsession with me. Seriously, Gloria, how old are you? Grow up and stop the uncalled for personal attacks.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Gloria is a Tsundere Kevin she pretends she doesn't like you be secretly she does. [*^_^*]
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ChrizPDuck 4 years ago
Maybe they do this to discretely find out whether the public want 'always on' or not?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I highly doubt it Chriz
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Dead 4 years ago
Hahahahaha, don't think so Nox.
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superniceguy 4 years ago
"where are Disney pulling out support of consoles?" It was said by Disney CEO Robert Iger http://www.edge-online.com/news/disney-announces-new-console-game/ http://www.cubed3.com/news/17372/1/disney-buys-lucasarts-social-over-console.html http://www.androidauthority.com/disney-not-doing-console-games-127765/ http://www.polygon.com/2012/10/30/3577710/disney-purchases-lucasfilm-in-4-billion-acquisition-deal-includes http://www.shacknews.com/article/76439/lucasarts-acquired-by-disney Either they changed their minds or Disney Universe / Infinity was started development before they made this decision which is more likely as it was said in 2011 before they purchased LA and was said again with they purchased LA but if you have more info then please share. Calling me delusional and uneducated instead is just rude.. Considering what I previously stated turned into a mockery instead of being enlightened upon if possible, I have removed all posts, and I will never post here again.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Disney are trimming the fat., getting rid of stuff that aint working. You might notice that EA recently axed Dead Space after the recent installment and Sony got rid of the chaps who did All-Stars Battle Royale too. These days if it's costing a lot and not getting in return it's seemingly getting axed. Disney have their Skylanders one coming, which will be a hit. and an Animal Crossing type one for Japan which will no doubt do well due to the sucess of the likes of Animal Crossing and Fantasy Life.
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
I missed all of the above, not sure i want to read it all now :(
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Pyroloveridge 4 years ago
Did some comments get deleted? one from TONY that is referenced everywhere but i cannot find it
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Microsoft has invaded shopto
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
This TONY guy sounded like a stand up bloke tried to get his point across I guess but having not read any of them as he deleted them clouds my judgement. and Kevin is it? I think Gloria goes after you because you rant in every thread that mentions Nintendo, not just Nintendo specific ones, about how much you hate Nintendo. You are like the Arsenal fans who post on Spurs news articles constantly.
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Dead 4 years ago
AKA a troll Johno ;)
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
"I think Gloria goes after you because you rant in every thread that mentions Nintendo, not just Nintendo specific ones, about how much you hate Nintendo." - Really? Then please, by all means let me see even one of these posts where I rant about my burning hatred of Nintendo that are so provocative they apparently justify personal abuse being hurled around about me in threads in which I haven't even posted.
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Dead 4 years ago
ROFL @ kevin. Does he really think no one notices his snidey digs at Nintendo in practically every post he makes?
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Pyro - According to his last post he deleted them all. So it shows his feelings on his opinions really.
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The Boss 4 years ago
Interesting to see that million gamers buy games that are playable online but then do not like the fact that the machine have to be always connected to play online games....

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