Microsoft Says Goodbye To Xbox ProductionsCatherine Kinney (Author) Published Date : Jul 19, 2014 08:15 IST
After announcing their highest ever job cuts in the last five years Microsoft is going to shut down their Xbox Entertainment Studio by the end of this year after they were planning to compete with the rivals Amazon and Netflix.
The Xbox chief Phil Spencer informed the employees of his firm that the Studio will close by the end of this year through email.
Microsoft did start their firm s work with great style back in 2012 after they managed famous producer Steven Spielberg to guide them a video game which was mainly on military theme called Halo however the firm will end their work this year but according to Microsoft that show will go ahead.
Meanwhile Xbox has been working with five other shows which were also given green signal while eleven other shows are in process.
Xbox has made few other shows like Gears of War, Fable, Forza and Age of Empires where they could only manage Every Street United a football themed reality show to made on air last month.
The two other documentaries, Signal to Noise and the second version of Halo called Halo: Nightfall which was written by Prison Break is on the verge of finishing their project will also see the light as Microsoft decided not to cancel those too.
According to a statement from Microsoft, Xbox will continue to support and deliver interactive sports content like NFL on Xbox, and we will continue to enhance our entertainment offering on console by innovating the TV experience through the monthly console updates.
The ending of Xbox sees after Microsoft decided to cut at least 18,000 jobs where most of them from their new takeover of Nokia.
Microsoft Says Goodbye To Xbox Productions