New Delhi: Microsoft in June will begin airing original television shows on Xbox consoles as it sees game consoles as just another avenue to sell you entertainment in your living room.And with a host of exclusive content including dramas, comedies, documentaries and animation, it marks a new and exciting chapter in the company's entertainment history.
The service will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One and other Microsoft devices plus, every Xbox Originals show will offer interactive capabilities.
So if you've got an Xbox and want to know what's going to be filling your TV screen soon, here's a full list of all twelve shows:
• HALO TELEVSION SERIES
This new show is a groundbreaking original series based on the award-winning “Halo” franchise.
Film making legend, Steven Spielberg, will be executive producer of the live-action TV series.
• EVERY STREET UNITED
This unscripted series of eight shows, features football greats Thierry Henry and Edgar Davids, focused on the global search for soccer's most gifted and undiscovered street stars.
The series culminates this July in a 4v4 street game finale in the shadow of the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
Xbox owners around the globe can experience the magic of the 13th annual Bonnaroo music and arts festival with a live concert on Xbox from Friday, June 13 to Sunday, June 15, 2014
• SIGNAL TO NOISE & ATARI: GAME OVER
The series will expose little known stories of how modern technology has radically altered the way we interact with our world.
This is a bold new drama co-produced with UK broadcaster Channel 4.
•HALO DIGITAL FEATURE
343 Industries and Scott Free Productions are creating a “Halo” digital feature to be released later this year.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Deadlands is a genre-bending alternative history of the Weird West, filled with undead gunfighters, card-slinging sorcerers, mad scientists, secret societies, and fearsome abominations.
• EXTRAORDINARY BELIEVERS
Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing an innovative, hybrid stop-motion show with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.
Starring Paul de Gelder, an Australian Navy bomb clearance diver and shark attack survivor who takes on an adrenaline-fueled quest to aid individuals who risk their lives to make the world a better place.
• GUN MACHINE
A hardboiled detective thriller based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Warren Ellis.
• VARIETY HALF HOUR
The biggest names in comedy will showcase the people that make them laugh.
A live-action series in which our world has been encased in ice from pole-to-pole.