There has been some talk that Microsoft's next console may need to always be online. Considering how much PC gamers love always-online DRM, it only makes sense that one of the big console manufacturers would try to adopt it ("From the makers of Games for Windows Live!").
Shortly after this flurry of rumors, Microsoft Studios's creative director, Adam Orth, took to twitter to defend the always-online console. His commentary included wonderful work-arounds like suggesting those without good internet connections "should get with the times and get the internet". While Microsoft apologized for the outburst and Adam is no longer working with the company, they wouldn't say whether or not they liked the idea of an always-online console.
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