Microsoft axes Xbox Entertainment Studios, Halo and Quantum Break TV shows safe
Microsoft is to close the TV arm of the Xbox division, Xbox Entertainment Studios as part of their restructuring.
Yesterday it was announced that Microsoft would be cutting 18,000 jobs, mostly from the Nokia side of the business but there will be around 5500 job cuts from Microsoft's own side of the business as well.
Xbox Entertainment Studios was formed fairly recently to create original video programming for Xbox Live including the Signal To Noise documentary series, the Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall TV series and the TV show side of Remedy's Quantum Break.
Microsoft has confirmed that while Xbox Entertainment Studio is due to close Halo: Nightfall, Signal To Noise and Quantum Break are all safe and will be completed. It is unclear what will happen to all of the other projects like the Channel 4-led sci-fi show Humans.
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