Friday, 18 July 2014

No TV. No Films. Only Games.


Image from news.xbox.com
It's official: Yahoo! is now better than a company!

The 2 year old Xbox Entertainment Studios, a company that was designed to provide original content available on Xbox consoles, has been shut down, chief Phil Spencer announced in a memo. XES appears to be the first casualty of the Microsoft restructuring, but some people will be happy to know that the live-action Halo series, the ET game documentary and all of the other shows already in development will still be aired. Because that's teh reason everyone bought an Xbox One: the watch Xbox One exclusive programming for the Xbox One, exclusively on Xbox One.

I could say that XES will be missed, but they've only ever released one program: Every Street United, a Wayne Rooney's Street Striker-like series about finding the next great street footballer. Oh, and they're producing this year's Miss Teen USA, which I'm sure that hardcore, gore-loving shooter fanatics will LOVE to watch.

Anyways, the main reason behind XES' demise is the Xbox One's shift from multimedia box to games console, therefore meaning that the Spencer Revolution was what killed the young company, and, according recode.net, was a disorganized company with no business model. Still, if the company had produced gaming-only programming like the GINX TV channel, perhaps it would've been more popular.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to the Halo live-action series or any more of XES' programming? Tell us in the comments below!

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