MICROSOFT HAS REVEALED its lineup of shows that are being produced for its Xbox 360 and Xbox One games consoles.
Lined up for broadcast are a Halo show, a show about football, a show about robots and a lot of music and gaming features. Microsoft appears to be going for a wide range across different types of content to appeal to everyone.
"Starting this June, you'll have more reasons to love your Xbox: Xbox Originals - premium dramas, comedies, documentaries, animation, unscripted shows, and live events," said Microsoft.
"Available only on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and other Microsoft devices, every Xbox Originals show will offer interactive capabilities, as well as unique interactive features customised on a per-show basis, making it a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience you won't find anywhere else."
This is not a low budget operation, and the firm has attracted directing luminaries Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg. Lined up for broadcast is the documentary about ET cartridges being exhumed from a desert 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.
"I know full well from my years spent at traditional TV networks that creating a lineup of hit shows isn't easy. It's the beginning of a long journey, but we're incredibly excited to be on our way."
Microsoft has confirmed that a number of shows are certainties, and these include the Halo and football numbers, a show from the US music festival Bonnaroo and a clone of a Swedish drama about clones. µ
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