Microsoft Announces Xbox Originals

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This morning, Microsoft unveiled Xbox Originals, original programming produced by Xbox Entertainment Studios, which will include “premium dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, unscripted shows, and live events.”

The list of committed projects include:

  • “Halo” television series
  • “Every Street United”
  • Bonnaroo
  • “Signal to Noise”/”Atari: Game Over”
  • “Humans”
  • “Halo” digital feature

Additionally, Microsoft noted several projects still in development:

  • “Deadlands”
  • “Extraordinary Believers”
  • “Fearless”
  • “Gun Machine”
  • Untitled JASH Comedy/Variety Half Hour
  • “Winterworld”

It seems like Microsoft is putting some serious effort – and money – into becoming more than just a game console, dropping big names like “Steven Spielberg” and “Ridley Scott” in connection to two separate projects based on the “Halo” franchise.

All in all, this seems like a “wait and see” sort of thing. The documentaries sound pretty cool, especially with all the current buzz hovering about the E.T. Atari excavation in New Mexico.

As expected, Xbox Originals will only be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and other Microsoft devices (likely phones and tablets). Look for Xbox Originals this June.

Via: Xbox Wire

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