Microsoft is striving to make the Xbox One more than just a games console with TV integration, a deal with the NFL and its own TV studio working on a live-action Halo series. Vice President Phil Spencer revealed at a Tokyo Game Show Wednesday that there's even more in the works for the next-gen console.
While Microsoft's Los Angeles production studio is working currently working with famed producer/director Steven Spielberg on Halo, Spencer told Bloomberg, "They have literally hundreds of ideas that they are incubating right now. We will have some new announcement for TV shows coming pretty soon."
Meanwhile, Microsoft's promotion of its deal with the National Football League to bring fantasy apps and more to the Xbox One resulted in some consternation from international fans who believed the company was solely focusing on the American audience. Spencer says the company doesn't plan to ignore sports fans outside of the United States though.
"We believe sports is a very interesting category globally," Spencer said. "We'll be expanding what we do in sports to bring more international sports into the mix."
Microsoft already has a deal in place with UK's Sky TV for Xbox 360 apps. Getting access to FIFA or Formula One broadcasts in Europe would certainly help the Xbox One in the region where the Playstation has traditionally been more popular.
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