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Xbox One TV strategy: Halo live-action series confirmed, Steven Spielberg to direct

Tuesday, 21st May 2013 18:46 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One will be home to bespoke TV shows, digital shorts and much more.

Nancy Tellem, head of Microsoft’s TV strategy laid the company’s plans bear at the Xbox One event. It will include existing shows, new content, digital shorts and much more.

343 Industries’ Bonnie Ross then took to the stage to discuss the big scope for story-telling in the Halo series, and blending the interactivity of the series.

Ross confirmed a new Halo live-action series directed by Steven Spielberg. The director then discussed his fondness for the gaming medium, and the way that gaming and television can combine to heighten immersion in entertainment.

The name revealed was simply Halo: The Television Series, but this may change in due course.

We’ll stay on top of this one for new information.

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  1. Erthazus

    Announcing SERIES in the console announcement is just… Glorious as F.

    Jeeeeeesus.

    #1 11 months ago
  2. POOP CRUSTY

    Took him long enough.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. rrw

    meh tell me if it actually out

    #3 11 months ago
  4. xino

    live action?
    what’s the point!?
    it’s just gonna be to do with Marines and not enough of Chief or Spartans:/

    #4 11 months ago
  5. Lewis247

    I’m so happy.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. The_Red

    Is it just me or was this more of a TV console reveal rather than game machine?

    #6 11 months ago
  7. EdNorton

    Steven Spielberg – Xbox One – Halo The Television Series

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvv8xkeelmM

    #7 11 months ago
  8. rbevanx

    Didn’t say anything about him directing and I would bet money he’s just an exec producer like he was with Band of Brothers Dave.

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Takeshi

    @8: What I was going to say. He’s also involved in Falling Skies where he is just executive producer. It would be cool if he’s more involved, but I doubt it. They’re just name-dropping him for wow-effect. I doubt he’s going to be deeply involved.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Gheritt White

    @4: You said it, pal.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. Night Hunter

    After Forward Unto Dawn, this has the potential to be fucking amazing. If Microsoft isn’t too conservative with the budget. Sci Fi costs money, especially if they decide to do a lot of composite shots as with FoD

    #11 11 months ago
  12. redwood

    @Dave he didn’t say he was going to direct..

    #12 11 months ago