April 29, 2014 - 10:34 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - 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, according to AfterDawn.
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."