Microsoft decided to shut down it’s Xbox Entertainment Studios. As part of the company’s restructuring, which will see 18,000 people laid off over the next year, Microsoft is shuttering the 2-year-old Xbox Entertainment Studios to focus more exclusively on gaming. So less TV more gaming, That’s actually makes sense.
The 200-person studio, located in Santa Monica, Calif., will be closed in the coming months, with employees staying onboard to finish projects currently in production under its Xbox Originals brand. That includes “Halo: Nightfall,” the digital feature planned for later this year, as well the Halo television series produced by Steven Spielberg. The documentary series “Signal to Noise” — the first episode of which features the Atari E.T. video game dig in New Mexico that Microsoft helped pay for — will also be completed. Read More at CNET.