Inside Xbox Stopping Production in U.S.
Major Nelson has announced that Inside Xbox will no longer be produced in the United States. As a result, the content, which featured Major’s Minute, Insider Moves and more, will no longer be seen in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Both Mexico and Japan will still have first-party content that’s developed for players to view, just outside of the Inside Xbox brand, Nelson stated.
“We want to express our sincere appreciation to all of our viewers and fans of Inside Xbox, and remain committed to providing our members with access to high-quality news and information via the console, social media channels and Xbox.com,” the post reads. “We will be leveraging third-party news and video content available through a variety of existing and future partners, and supplementing this content with select first-party offerings. However, day-to-day news content and weekly programming currently offered though Inside Xbox will cease production in the United States. This includes shows like Major’s Minute, Featured Videos and Insider Moves packaged under the Inside Xbox brand.”
Even though Nelson won’t be filming Major’s Minute, he’ll still be regularly updating his blog.
Well that sucks! Kinda dug getting some quick tidbits via the dashboard. Well at least we still have the Nintendo ones on the Wii and 3DS.
I think that fact that Youtube, Netflix and the rest of the video apps that are now available overshadowed Xbox’s own video department and had to close up shop.
They may also be trying to create more partnerships like the IGN app that just released this week, where they just give Microsoft exclusive stuff to those apps from brands they know people will watch. Instead of using Microsoft resources, they can just give stuff to other companies and make money off of it instead.
I too liked the Inside Xbox stuff, but with all the other video stuff on the console now, I could live without it.