Microsoft plans more TV shows for the Xbox One

More TV projects will follow the already-announced Halo series from Steven Spielberg, reports Reuters.

Microsoft's Xbox One.
Microsoft's Xbox One will launch on November 22. James Martin/CNET

Xbox One owners are scheduled to get more TV shows airing on the upcoming game console.

In May, Microsoft revealed an agreement with Steven Spielberg to create a TV show based on the popular Halo game series . But that seems to be just the start.

"We are very close" to announcing similar projects before year-end, Microsoft Studios Vice President Phil Spencer said in an interview in Tokyo on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Microsoft has promised TV content exclusive to the Xbox One unrelated to games, but Spencer believes "there will be a certain level of interactivity to what we do."

The Halo TV show will be a live-action series. Microsoft's upcoming TV projects could convince third-party developers to create their own programming, Spencer added, according to Reuters.

The Xbox One is scheduled to reach consumers on Friday, November 22 , across 13 different countries, including the US, the UK, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, and Spain.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.


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