Earlier this year, Microsoft dropped a tremendous bombshell on the TV industry in revealing that it would follow in the footsteps of Netflix and Amazon to create its own original content, most notably a Steven Spielberg-produced 'Halo' live-action series, following so many cinematic stalls. No news has emerged of the effort since, but is Microsoft prepping its new series for an Xbox One launch in early 2014?
Microsoft announced earlier in 2013 it would be bringing original programming to its Xbox consoles sometime in the future, but new details hint the first of these shows could arrive by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
The latest post on the Halo Bulletin shows 343 Industries subtly hinting at some new titles coming down the chute.
Virtual personal assistants are all the rage these days, with Siri leading the charge in interactive phone and tablet technologies. Not wanting to be left behind, a new report has surfaced indicating Microsoft is prepping one of its own.
In case you haven't heard, there's a big gaming convention coming next week. It goes by the name Electronic Entertainment Expo (or E3 for short). There, Microsoft will be revealing new games for the upcoming next generation console, Xbox One. Now it looks like one of Microsoft's most important franchises will be at the show as well.
With the chaos of 2013 Upfronts behind us and most network series approaching, or airing their season finales, us TV writers assumed the biggest bombs had already been dropped. Enter today's Xbox One reveal presentation from Microsoft, revealing that Steven Spielberg will produce a 'Halo' live-action TV series based on the ever-popular games of the same name! Apparently!
For the past twenty or so years we've seen all sorts of video games adapted into decent movies. We've dealt with the so-so 'Resident Evil' movie franchise, the laughably bad 'Super Mario Bros' film, but what fans of this video game generation were really curious to see was what kind of cinematic magic filmmaker Neill Blomkamp ('District 9') and producer Peter Jackson could possibly do on 'Halo.' Unfortunately we never found out (and we never will).