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Wired Magazine among other tech press covered the exciting news that renouned director Steven Spielberg is making Halo series for Microsoft’s new Xbox One. It's like Machinima on Steroids.
Well, this is awesome news. When someone who is as much of a kid-at-heart as Spielberg is signed on to work on a show based on a videogame world, nothing but greatness can come of it. The series, which will be available on Xbox Live, will be produced in conjunction with the game’s developer 343 Industries. During the Xbox One announcement in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft’s president of entertainment and digital media Nancy Tellem said that “TV on the Xbox One will immerse you, allowing you to virtually jump into the action,” and in a video statement Spielberg enthused about what could be done with the first-person shooter in a series.
“For me, the Halo universe is an amazing opportunity to be at that intersection where technology and myth-making meet,” Spielberg said.
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Spielberg will executive produce the live-action Halo series, which will be made by 343 industries and Xbox’s in house Xbox Entertainment Studios, which is run by ex-CBS president Nancy Tellem. Halo has been made available for TV before with Content Television distributing Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (pictured), a live-action drama based on the games and developed to accompany the launch of Halo 4 on the Xbox 360.
The project was also produced by 343 Industries and Content launched it internationally earlier this year. The new console will blur the lines between gaming and watching scripted TV content with Quantum Break, from Max Payne creators Remedy Entertainment, which Microsoft said will integrate drama and gameplay with each element informing how the other unfolds.