Microsoft was been catching a lot of flak over the past few weeks over some rumored information regarding its next generation of the Xbox. The information in question is about the “always-on” feature of the device where in the Xbox will always be connected to the internet even when it is turned off. This also raised concerns about offline play and use of used games due to a rumor that each game will have a license that you need to activate to play it. Keep in mind that most of this information is still rumored because Microsoft has not officially announced anything on the next gen Xbox.

With this in mind Adam Orth, Microsoft Studios creative director, caused a bit of a stir regarding the tweeting of his opinions on the subject of “always-on”. His actions eventually caused Microsoft to publicly apologize for the comments stating that “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.”

As it stands now, Adam Orth is no longer with Microsoft according to our sources.

There is still a lot we would love to find out about the next gen Xbox and you can be sure that we will report everything we find out here!

Sources: Joystiq, Polygon, NeoGAF