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Microsoft confirms exclusive 'Xbox Originals' programming coming in June

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Apr 2014 1:08 User comments (3)

Microsoft confirms exclusive 'Xbox Originals' programming coming in June As expected, Microsoft has announced original content for the Xbox, including what the software giant calls "premium dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, unscripted shows, and live events."
Dubbed Xbox Originals, the content is available only on Microsoft devices including the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Besides the Ridley Scott/Steven Spielberg 'Halo' project, there will be original programming about international street soccer, robotic servants, and the previously reported documentary about the discarded Atari games recently unearthed in a landfill.

"We are developing premium, original content for the Xbox community which is an audience we are incredibly respectful of," said Nancy Tellem, President of Xbox Entertainment Studios. "We believe Xbox Originals should embrace the way our fans think about traditional TV."

"Microsoft has a long and rich legacy in the content business," added Jordan Levin, Executive Vice President of Xbox Entertainment Studios. "Games have been part of our DNA for at least the last 15 years, and creating original TV content is a logical next step in our evolution."

You can read up on all the committed projects and future developments here.

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3 user comments

129.4.2014 17:05

Isn't this supposed to be a game machine ??

230.4.2014 6:23

Originally posted by gnovak1:
Isn't this supposed to be a game machine ??
no its marketed as a whole media centre.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

31.5.2014 23:18

I don't own an xbox but I'm sure that if the shows look good, they will be available online just hours after they are available to watch.

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