Microsoft closes Xbox television studio

Company wants to "vigorously innovate and delight gamers."

Xbox Originals

Microsoft is closing down its Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of a company-wide restructure, Recode reports.

The company eliminated 18,000 jobs, with 200 coming from the Xbox Entertainment division. The group planned a number of original Xbox-exclusive TV programs, including a Halo series executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The Halo series is expected to continue, according to Recode, but the fate of projects like Deadlands and Humans is uncertain.

With its Entertainment Studios shut down, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox.”

Thanks, The Verge.

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