Xbox 720 Always-On Practically Confirmed

Adam Barnes


Microsoft's creative director foolishly takes to Twitter to defend an always-online future.

Published on Apr 5, 2013

The most prevalent rumours surrounding Microsoft's Xbox 720 is the threat of always-on internet requirement.

A number of sources have suggested the Xbox 720 will require the internet to access your game, a feature that has upset quite a number of fans.

Microsoft's creative director Adam Orth took to Twitter last night to adamantly defend an always-on internet device, suggesting that the Xbox 720 rumours could well be true.

Orth stated that he didn't understand the "drama" around an always-on console, adding that it was this "was the world we live in".

Since the series of Tweets were spotted by the internet, Adam Orth has since protected his Twitter account to prevent anyone from reading.

Thankfully, NeoGAF grabbed screenshots of the exchange, which we've included below:

Though this doesn't actually confirm that the Xbox 720 will have an always-on internet requirement, the heavy defense of - and immediate turtling - of Adam Orth suggests that the rumours could be true.

Adding to this, NeoGAF also spotted developer Nikolai Mohilchock - senior game designer at The Workshop - stating:

"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. ;)"

Do you agree with Orth's ascertions that every device is 'always-on' these days, or will you not buy an Xbox 720 if the rumours are true?



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