Xbox Entertainment Studios in Talks with Warner Bros., Other Studios to Continue Original TV Programming

By Ryan Meitzler

August 15, 2014

Last month, Microsoft delivered the news that the Xbox Entertainment Studios division would be shuttered, closing the prospects of original TV programming to appear on Xbox platforms as originally intended with the launch of the Xbox One as an “all-in-one” multimedia device.

After the news in July that the studio would be closing (but that current projects, such as Halo: NightfallQuantum Break, and the Signal to Noise documentary series, would be completed), reports have come through that Xbox Entertainment Studios is seeking support from other studios to continue its operations and work on previously-planned original TV content.

In particular, sources detailed that XES was in discussion with Warner Bros. for some of the original programming, though it was revealed that these discussions were “unlikely” to result in any sort of agreement between the two companies. One plan that emerged between the two companies would be merging XES with Machinima, producer and distributor of original content such as Halo 4: Forward Unto DawnMortal Kombat: Legacy, and more.

Stay tuned for more details on Xbox Entertainment Studios and the future of original TV programming on Xbox platforms as news develops.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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