Microsoft Cancels Inside Xbox

by Jim Reilly on May 02, 2012 at 09:09 AM

Microsoft has canceled Inside Xbox, a free video show distributed through Xbox Live for members.

Inside Xbox provided news updates, video tutorials, and game coverage streamed to the Xbox 360 dashboard. Xbox Live's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb said it was a decision that was not made easily.

"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," he said on his blog.

"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."

Inside Xbox will no longer be available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Xbox Live in EMEA is currently looking at its operating model for Inside Xbox. Xbox Live in Mexico and Japan will continue to produce first-party content for its members via other media outside of the Inside Xbox brand, according to Hryb.

[Source: Major Nelson]