Developer on Xbox 720 always-online: “All I can say is be sure to pay your ISP bills”

Xbox 720 rumours are flying thick and fast, and it seems the always-online rumour is getting more credibility.

Adam Orth, a Microsoft creative director, was found Tweeting about how always-online requirement isn’t a big deal and it blew up in a spectacular fashion. This follows a rumour by Kotaku where they revealed that the next Xbox will require Internet connection even to start games.

A developer who goes by the name Mr. Lake on EvilAvatar forums has posted that: “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.”

So who is he, actually? Well with a little snooping, it has been revealed that he is a Senior Designer at The Workshop Entertainment. Here’s his LinkedIn profile.

You can also find Mr. Lake’s Xbox profile here. So now even developers are hinting that Microsoft will absolute go with always-online requirement, and considering the highly credible Edge also said the same thing, the Xbox 720 reveal in May should be highly entertaining.

Here’s a screengrab, in case that post gets vaporised.

  • bigshynepo

    “I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”

  • STP

    that microsoft dev is a total twat!! such is the pathetic arrogance of microsoft! stupid cunts!

  • DarthDiggler

    Great out a source of information. Dumbass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ana.helusic Ana Helušić

    hahaha lamebox

    • Ana’s pimp

      Everybody already knows your lamebox gets no action whatsoever. You’re the ugliest prostitute on the planet and a N4Gtard Ph0n37 at that. GFY bitch!

  • cusman

    Microsoft doesn’t make much games themselves… I already played enough of Halo and Gears of War. I didn’t enjoy any of the Fable games and I don’t care for simulation racing games like Forza. Did I miss anything?

    • brianc6234

      There is Rare but what in the world do they do now? Microsoft is thin in the first party department.

    • http://twitter.com/jepo_au Jonathan Osborne

      Age of Empires was pretty good though :)

      • cusman

        Age of Empires, Age of Kings, and Age of Mythology were all excellent and made by Ensemble Studios with Microsoft as the Publisher. Once Microsoft bought them, they only released Age of Empires 3 and that Halo Wars game before Microsoft destroyed them.

        Microsoft has destroyed most of the companies they acquired. They have always been great as publishing partner (Mass Effect and Gears of War).

  • Bob McVickers

    gratz PS4 for winning to console wars, they could go back to 8-bit green screens and id buy one of them before the new xbox

    • THA_DIB

      Well said!!

    • Trip

      WiiU will win, actually. You ppl say its doomed, but 3ds was in the EXACT same position. Now 3ds is poised to be the best selling console of ALL TIME INDISPUTIBLE YOU CAN’T PUT NEGATIVE DRONE SPIN ON THAT

      • derp

        I R WIITAHD ME LIKEY WIIIIII!

  • erazmm@wp.pl

    FCUK YOU M$$

  • brian kennedy

    all i can say is buy a playstation

    • Gamechup

      Wait a bit until the official specs are revealed.

  • duffman

    i might buy a nintendo instead i only play offline games so if they all go online all the time then ill switch back to old consoles

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachary.i.flores Zac I. Flores

    so xbox fan from the start…. i guess no its time to go to Sony Ps4 here i come.. if this is true i am done with xbox

  • DDERRRRPPP

    “I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of voices
    suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear
    something terrible has happened.”

    more like it finally happened and it’s about time people drop the microcock.