Microsoft Studio plans to expand TV programming - will rule the living room with Xbox One
According to Bloomberg, Microsoft has plans to grow its upcoming television programming selection beyond the originally planned Halo series on the Xbox One. Phil Spencer, corporate vice president at Microsoft Studios, declined detailed comments to Bloomberg yesterday at the Tokyo Game Show, but showed Microsoft has full intentions to invade your living room.
Microsoft is aiming to arm its latest console with exclusive features and game tie-ins to dominate the market against their closest competitor, Sony. At the company’s Xbox Reveal event, it was announced that award winning Hollywood director, Steven Spielberg, would be working with Microsoft Studios to create a live-action series based on the Xbox exclusive game, Halo.
While Phil Spencer declined to comment with any elaboration on what actually might be coming for the future of Xbox television programming, he did make a comment noting that “[Microsoft Studios has] literally hundreds of ideas that they are incubating right now”.
Microsoft plans to grab an edge over Sony with its lineup of programming, but until we learn more, we cannot determine if the plan will sail with success or crash to the ground. Spencer did note that, “[Microsoft Studios] will have some new announcements for TV shows coming pretty soon.”
Microsoft’s first commercial for the Xbox One (see above) focused on the console’s ability to provide an over the top NFL experience with integrated Skype conferencing and a fantasy sports app that can be clipped to the side of your TV while viewing the game.
The boys in Redmond do not intend to leave gaming behind, but it is evident that Microsoft is attacking the full living room experience, and while some hardcore gamers might mock it – Microsoft now has the advantage over Sony with a foot in the door. Sony might rule gaming, but Microsoft will rule the living room.
Besides Microsoft’s Halo game series being transformed into a television show spinoff, what would you like to see coming out of Microsoft Studios?
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Definitely up for more SGU, easily my favourite SG series. And it had just got REALLY interesting!
Also I don't really care about tablet gimmicks but the PlayStation app worked on every iOS/Android device before Smartglass even existed, try to get your facts straight next time.
Your argument is invalid.
Your country may vary. I'll probably get both eventually though.
I know that will not be a dealbreaker but is something to check...
If they link this to the XBox TV app and have it synced to the Phone, Xbox, and Windows, it could be a get it everywhere dream I've been having lately.
Hopefully it also leads to an Indie Xbox TV market as well where we see new studios open up and add live interactivity for TV content. There's just a million possibilities for this.
and anyway, is it your money? no. so why dont you ignore this news if it apparently affects so much your brain? you know, apparently you didnt use it enough to think there are million ways to get stuff illegally free but still people dont do it.
Not worth paying for all that hardware for just skype, internet, and movies....
Every content announcement just makes me want an Xbox One more and more. I'm in for the overall experience -- gaming, entertainment, news, sports -- just BRING IT! :)
but people like you are so funny, with no brain but still alot of words to comment. but hey, I will try to help you, apparently you need it. did you forgot the E3 day when they showed ONLY games no? do you at least know what E3 is? I dont trust your intelligence honestly.
Halo, Titanfall, Ghosts, etc. :D
As for the other suggestions people have made, I think anything that's not animated and has been killed over 2 years ago, let it stay dead. The actors have either aged to the point that the best they could offer continuity-wise is some lame filler to gloss over the gap, or just completely ignore it. ST-TNG, Enterpise, etc are examples of that, and as much as I HATE to say it, so are SG1 and Atlantis. I'd love to see Atlantis come back but it would be strange (not to mention the ending was causin' me the brain pain...)
I want new shows based on either new IP or XBox exclusive games. A titanfall mini series may be interesting (maybe 3-4 2hr eps with the possibility of a second mini-series if it does well) but I think it would probably drag past season one if they tried to do a full on series. A Fable series might be interesting if they took the Krod Mandoon aproach (didn't take itself too seriously)
It would be even more interesting to have something where much like the game, the xbox watchers who watch the show the first day get to make a choice at the end (between A, B, X, Y choices, not too specific or else you'd have kids suggesting things that would make it unwatchable) and so you kind of get to shape the show a bit or something interactive like that.
I still use satallite for standard def and OTA HD for my media center. I have too much wrapped up in that to change.
To slow an internet connection to stream.
I have seen this in other places also. Not an extender.
-HD remake of FF7 and Chrono Trigger
- A Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson science show