On Monday, Microsoft unveiled plans to bring original ‘premium’ TV Shows, Movies, and Documentaries that’ll be exclusive to Xbox Consoles. Going under the name Xbox Originals, this new “one of a kind” experience is set to be landing on our consoles this June, but is it enough to kick the likes of Netflix off of our regular ‘to-watch’ list?
“Available only on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and other Microsoft devices, every Xbox Originals show will offer interactive capabilities, as well as unique interactive features customized on a per-show basis, making it a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience you won’t find anywhere else.” said Microsoft on the Xbox News Wire.
Microsoft also highlighted some of the Xbox Original content that’s lined up for this summer including “two separate scripted projects based on the “Halo” franchise” from directors Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott, as well as an unscripted series about international street soccer, an original drama about robotic servants in a dystopian world, and a documentary about the search for discarded Atari games in a desert landfill which was finally uncovered over the weekend.
“We are developing premium, original content for the Xbox community which is an audience we are incredibly respectful of,” said Nancy Tellem, President of Xbox Entertainment Studios. “We believe Xbox Originals should embrace the way our fans think about traditional TV.”
Xbox Entertainment Studios and Xbox Originals will be joining the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and HBO GO who also offer some pretty top notch original content. Is this enough to knock them off the top-spot?
To check out the full list of Xbox Original content, both committed and in development, check the source link below. Microsoft are yet to reveal the pricing of their original content but we’re hoping that it’s not an added extra on top of our Xbox Live subscription. Keep an eye on n3rdabl3 for more Xbox Original news, soon!