Earlier rumored specs and reports have suggested that the Xbox 720 could be an “always on” device, meaning that gamers will require an internet connection to play any game. While the always-on mode is a great way to prevent piracy, issues from games such as Diablo 3 and SimCity have cast the feature in a negative light – after all what gamer wants to be hindered from playing their game simply because the developer’s servers weren’t up to scratch, right? While the rumors of the Xbox 720’s always-on mode is still a rumor, Microsoft’s creative director Adam Orth may have very well confirmed the feature himself.
While Orth did not actually come right out and say it, he took to Twitter where he unleashed a barrage of tweets that basically seemed to defend the need for an always-on device. He gave examples such as how all our appliances basically require electricity, and posed the question as to why so many people are making such a big fuss. We can only imagine that these tweets might be a pre-emptive strike at giving potential customers some perspective when the Xbox 720 is announced with said feature. Then again Orth might simply be ranting, but what do you guys think?