Microsoft stoppe net son offensive dans les contenus vidéo pour sa Xbox (Le Figaro)

La création de la sérié télé «Halo» avait été dévoilée lors de l’E3 2013. Crédits photo : Karen Ducey/Karen Ducey/Invision/AP

Microsoft a décidé de fermer Xbox Entertainment Studios, entité chargée de produire des séries et des documentaires exclusifs pour sa console Xbox One.

La volonté de Microsoft d’aller… [Lire la suite sur Le Figaro]

‘Halo’ creators fire up a game sequel, TV series (Portland Press Herald)

This file photo provided by Microsoft shows a scene from the “Halo” video game for the Xbox One. Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. Associated Press file photo

Microsoft announces big plans for the franchise as Master Chief makes the transition to the Xbox One platform.

Master Chief is returning to the battlefield next year.

Microsoft announced plans Friday to release the video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians” for the Xbox One and a “Halo” television series to be produced by Steven Spielberg in fall 2015. The next entry in the sci-fi shooter series starring super-soldier Master Chief will… [Read more on Portland Press Herald]

Why Microsoft changed the 360 subscription model for Xbox One’s free-games program (VentureBeat)

Above: The game store on Xbox One. Image Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft is changing the way subscribers of its premium service will get free games, and this might turn out positive for you, publishers, and Microsoft.

Games with Gold is coming to Xbox One in June. Customers that subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold service will have the opportunity to get physics puzzler Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and third-person shooter Halo: Spartan Assault at no additional charge during that month. Unlike for the Xbox 360, however, gamers will lose access to those releases if they cease their subscription to Xbox Live. This is how PlayStation Plus works for PS3 and PS4 — and Microsoft wants to start offering comparable games on Xbox One.

We asked Xbox marketing chief Yusuf Medhi if Microsoft was changing to Sony’s way of doing things so that it could… [Read more on VentureBeat] 

Microsoft may nix Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu (C|Net)

Xbox owners may soon be able to stream Netflix and Hulu Plus without a $60-per-year Gold membership, reports Arstechnica.

Microsoft might soon join the myriad competitors that don’t require customers to overcome a paywall in order to watch Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Microsoft will soon announce that an Xbox Live Gold membership will no longer be required for Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners to access Netflix and Hulu Plus, Arstechnica is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the company’s plans. To make up for the change, Microsoft might decide to… [Read more on C|Net]

Microsoft va concurrencer Netflix avec une offre à la demande (Geeko)

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Microsoft a annoncé lundi le prochain lancement de programmes télévisés spécialement destinés à sa console Xbox One, lancée fin 2013 et que le groupe a toujours présenté comme un outil de divertissement censé aller bien au-delà des simples jeux vidéos.

Les programmes Xbox Originals, allant du drame à la comédie en passant par les documentaires ou la retransmission d’événements en direct, seront diffusés à partir de juin en mettant en avant les capacités de la console via un aspect interactif, assure le groupe américain.

“Microsoft a une longue et riche histoire dans le secteur des contenus”, affirme le vice-président des Xbox Entertainment Studios Jordan Levis, dans un communiqué. “Les jeux font partie de notre ADN depuis au moins 15 ans, la création de contenus télévisés originaux est l’étape suivante logique de notre évolution”.

Ridley Scott et Steven Spielberg… [Lire la suite sur Geeko]

Xbox Entertainment & IDW Team For “Winterworld” Digital TV Series (Comic Book Resources)

IDW Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios have announced a partnership to bring Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino’s “Winterworld” comic book series to life as a digital series slated to launch on the Xbox One platform. According to Deadline, “Winterworld” is part of a large slate of projects currently in development to launch on the gaming platform. Other projects include… [Read more on CBR]

Microsoft goes Hollywood as it unveils Xbox Originals television programs for Xbox Live (VentureBeat)

After a lot of anticipation and some major investments in Hollywood, Microsoft is unveiling its original television shows, dubbed Xbox Originals, for its Xbox Live online entertainment network. And yes, there’s going to be a Halo TV show as well as a Halo “digital feature.”

Much like original TV shows from Netflix and Amazon, Microsoft is expanding beyond its core business into television entertainment in an effort to offer exclusive content for its 48 million Xbox Live members in 41 countries. Xbox Originals could… [Read more on VentureBeat]

Microsoft Plots Original TV Shows for Xbox (The Wall Street Journal)

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Software Giant Is Developing a Soccer Reality Series, Documentary on Discarded Atari Games

Microsoft Corp. next week plans to reveal hints of its original video programming for the Xbox. The company faces big challenges to stand out in a very crowded field.

Microsoft is producing TV-like series in an effort to broaden the appeal of the console beyond videogame devotees. Shows will include a reality-style series about soccer and a… [Read more on The Wall Street Journal]

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