Former Microsoft studios boss Peter Molyneux has defended his former employer from the waves of abuse it suffered in the wake of the Xbox One reveal.
"Whether as consumers we like it or not, just like every form of technology interaction, there's an inevitability of online,” he told TechRadar. We know that online is so much a part of our existence now that we're going to be in a world very soon where we have to be online all the time.
"It's quite an unfair thought that Microsoft are trying to control our gaming, they're trying to force us to be online all the time. [People] didn't really think that through.
"I know Microsoft, I know they were only doing things because they thought they were long-reaching and long-thinking. But the world we live in now is that we have to realise, especially if you're a big corporation, if you make one step wrong, the world will leap on you, and unfairly, very unfairly, they will judge you."
"Like everything else in our world, when something turns slightly bad it goes very bad and you have to make big correctional steps to get yourself back on track."