More details to come at Gamescom.
Microsoft announced a massive 18,000 lay-offs yesterday for its Nokia Devices and Services division and while there were “minor” changes to the Xbox division, it mostly resulted in the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios which was responsible for bringing original TV content to the Xbox One. Remember Xbox Originals? Yeah, that’s gone now.
However, some projects will carry on as planned in the mean time, one of them being Remedy’s Quantum Break which mixes video game storylines with a live action TV series. The show is still on track as a Microsoft representative told Polygon that Quantum Break “will be released next year and the game and show both remain on track.
“The news of Xbox Entertainment Studios has not impacted our progress and we’re excited to share more details of Quantum Break at Gamescom in August.”
Other projects that survived the purge include Halo: Nightfall, Halo the TV Series and much more. What else lies in store for Microsoft? We’ll find out in the coming months.