Microsoft to close Xbox Entertainment Studios, killing its plans for original TV shows



May 4, 2013
Details of Microsofts restructuring have been emerging throughout today. They are the largest cuts in the companies history with 18,000 jobs being cut.

As part of the changes, the company's Xbox Entertainment Studios will close with the loss of 200 jobs, as Re/code reports. Just three months ago, Microsoft was talking up the new programming and content that it was creating under the 'Xbox Originals' brand, but those plans have now been terminated.

Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer has now confirmed to Re/code that the Xbox Entertainment Studios will indeed be closing, and that shows in production will be completed, including Halo Nightfall and Halo: The Television Series.

Source: Microsoft to Shutter Xbox Entertainment Studios (Updated) | Re/code