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Earlier this morning, news broke of Microsoft Studios Creative Director Adam Orth taking to Twitter to express his frustration with consumers upset about always-on requirements in devices.

You can read all about what was said in our post from earlier. Now, Microsoft has finally commented on the matter.

Here's the full statement from Microsoft as it was sent to Game Informer.

"We are aware of the comments made by an employee on Twitter. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views are not reflective of those of the company. We have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter."

While it's great that Microsoft has finally issued a response, they neither confirm or deny the presence of an always-on requirement for the next console. They say that Orth's personal views on connected devices don't reflect those of the company, but they don't state whether or not their next console will require a perpetual connection.

Did you really expect they would anyways?

I assume this is the most we'll hear from Microsoft about "always-on" requirements until they announce their next console. When that happens, we'll cover it.

As a note, we'll have a new episode of Tech on the Range for you later today about this whole topic. We recorded it before Microsoft made their statement public. Keep that in mind when listening.