As part of the layoffs and cuts at Microsoft this week, the newer XBox TV program has been axed. The series based on Halo will continue (as well as Signal to Noise), but all other projects are gone. I was hoping for some new original content from Microsoft with the platform.
Interestingly, that series (along with Signal to Noise) will continue, but everything else is being closed up. This means that the short life of Xbox Originals is already over. It’s unclear why this newly developed platform wasn’t allowed to grow, but evidently the new leadership saw limited potential in a crowded (and expensive) market. It’s also possible that leadership felt that creating content just wasn’t in Microsoft’s wheelhouse, and that the resources it’d require would be better placed elsewhere.