Published on April 10th, 2013 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Adam Orth Now ‘Former’ Creative Director at Microsoft
It’s not like we didn’t see it coming. Now a former creative director, it seems that Adam Orth is no longer part of the multinational giant known as Microsoft.
Orth came under fire after tweeting comments about the ‘Always On’ feature of the new Xbox. In an exchange that turned viral thanks in part to sites like Reddit, many started to save the screenshot of the tweets even after they were deleted. After using the hash-tag “#dealwithit,” many deemed this uncaring, which is not a wise move considering this is a company gearing up to launch its newest console to the gaming market.
Game Informer has revealed the following via its publication:
“Game Informer has learned from sources close to the matter that Orth is no longer with Microsoft. A call to Microsoft’s main switchboard confirmed this fact. Our sources, who wish to remain anonymous, suggest that Orth resigned in the wake of last week’s events. We haven’t been able to confirm whether this was a voluntary or forced resignation.”
As mentioned in the quote, it is still uncertain whether or not the termination was voluntary or not. Still, making harsh comments on Twitter and commenting on something as sensitive as your company’s yet-to-be-announced hardware, which can potentially launch within seven months, you’re going to catch flak for it. And, if Major Nelson has to make a public apology on behalf of your insensitive remarks, you might as well start packing up your cubicle and looking for a new job. Overseas. In a dungeon. Filing paperwork for a third-world country that is the largest distributor of sanitary wipes.