(Image source: CNET)


 

BY COLLIN RUANE


 

Microsoft officially announced its new Xbox One gaming console at an event in Redmond, Washington on Tuesday.

 

According to NBC, not only did Microsoft tout its new gaming device — it also made a “surprise” announcement about an Xbox TV show based on the popular Halo series. Microsoft will also be working with one of Hollywood’s most well known directors, Steven Spielberg.

 

The project will be a collaboration between Spielberg and video game developer 343 Industries — the company which brought the Halo video game series to life. (Via CNET)

 

Spielberg’s role in the show’s development was revealed soon after the announcement as well.

 

The Verge reports Spielberg will be the executive producer of the new show, simply called “Halo: The Television Series.” Spielberg spoke to the crowd by video and expressed his high hopes for the project saying,

 

“The Halo universe is an amazing opportunity to be at that intersection where technology and myth-making meet to produce something truly groundbreaking.”

 

But before you start thinking Xbox has lost its focus on games, Microsoft’s President of Interactive Entertainment Business told Spike:

 

DON MATTRICK: “Xbox is created by gamers, for gamers. So that’s our core, that’s our DNA, that’s what we do. We decided that we were going to do an unveil, tell people the name, let them see the box, let them see our vision.” (Via SPIKE)

 

Games being released in the next year to Xbox One include FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Live and UFC — all from game-maker Entertainment Arts or EA and Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, which while not exclusive to the Xbox One console, will have extra content for Xbox owners. (Via USA Today)

 

So, when can you start watching the new Halo TV series? A writer for Engadget points out neither Microsoft nor Spielberg have set a release date yet.

 

A writer for TheSixthAxis says there are a few other things that are still unclear about the series. “No actors or actresses have been announced, and no director or writers either, but with Spielberg behind it I can see some major talent making appearances.”

 

The release of the Xbox One will be Microsoft first new console to carry the Xbox name in eight years.

Microsoft Announces New 'Halo' TV Series

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May 21, 2013

Microsoft Announces New 'Halo' TV Series

(Image source: CNET)


 

BY COLLIN RUANE


 

Microsoft officially announced its new Xbox One gaming console at an event in Redmond, Washington on Tuesday.

 

According to NBC, not only did Microsoft tout its new gaming device — it also made a “surprise” announcement about an Xbox TV show based on the popular Halo series. Microsoft will also be working with one of Hollywood’s most well known directors, Steven Spielberg.

 

The project will be a collaboration between Spielberg and video game developer 343 Industries — the company which brought the Halo video game series to life. (Via CNET)

 

Spielberg’s role in the show’s development was revealed soon after the announcement as well.

 

The Verge reports Spielberg will be the executive producer of the new show, simply called “Halo: The Television Series.” Spielberg spoke to the crowd by video and expressed his high hopes for the project saying,

 

“The Halo universe is an amazing opportunity to be at that intersection where technology and myth-making meet to produce something truly groundbreaking.”

 

But before you start thinking Xbox has lost its focus on games, Microsoft’s President of Interactive Entertainment Business told Spike:

 

DON MATTRICK: “Xbox is created by gamers, for gamers. So that’s our core, that’s our DNA, that’s what we do. We decided that we were going to do an unveil, tell people the name, let them see the box, let them see our vision.” (Via SPIKE)

 

Games being released in the next year to Xbox One include FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Live and UFC — all from game-maker Entertainment Arts or EA and Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, which while not exclusive to the Xbox One console, will have extra content for Xbox owners. (Via USA Today)

 

So, when can you start watching the new Halo TV series? A writer for Engadget points out neither Microsoft nor Spielberg have set a release date yet.

 

A writer for TheSixthAxis says there are a few other things that are still unclear about the series. “No actors or actresses have been announced, and no director or writers either, but with Spielberg behind it I can see some major talent making appearances.”

 

The release of the Xbox One will be Microsoft first new console to carry the Xbox name in eight years.

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