At the Xbox One reveal Microsoft announced a live-action Halo TV show executive produced by Steven Spielberg is coming to Xbox One!
At the livestream event the 343 Industries (Halo developer) studio head Bonnie Ross, and Xbox Entertainment Studios’ president Nancy Tellem came on stage to announce the cooperation with famed movie director Steven Spielberg (of Indiana Jones & Jurassic Park fame) for a Halo television series. Sadly no footage was shown yet.
Watch the Halo TV show announcement here:
The official blurb reads: “Award-winning filmmaker, director and producer, Steven Spielberg will executive-produce an original “Halo” live-action television series with exclusive interactive Xbox One content, created in partnership with 343 Industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios.”
It wasn’t clarified if it would be an Xbox One-exclusive show, but it sure sounds like it since it’s a premium show. It’s like downloading paid TV show episodes off iTunes. So it may not even air on a specific TV channel, which seems to gel well with Microsoft’s plans to be the media hub of your living room with the Xbox One.
PS: The Quantum Break TV show that ties in with the Remedy game will likely be presented as an Xbox One exclusive show as well. But details about that particular cross-media experience are forthcoming.
Expect more details at E3 2013 at the Microsoft keynote on June 13th at 12:30 PM EDT on Xbox.com.
I quite enjoyed the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn web series, so I’m all for more live-action Master Chief! 😀