Goodbye, Sweet Billy.
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.
Re-posting because it's funny:
His outbursts, which included some snarky comments about the merits of living in certain cities, prompted an apology from Microsoft, who said "This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers."
Asked for confirmation from Microsoft, Kotaku was told by a spokesperson “We do not comment on private personnel matters.”