A new report claims Microsoft is in talks with pay cable TV network Showtime to help them launch their live action Halo TV series, which if completed would see episodes released on Showtime first.
Halo the television series
Microsoft has now revealed a full list of the TV and film projects it currently has under development at its Xbox Originals banner for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners.
"District 9" director Neill Blomkamp, who was once set to direct a Halo movie produced by Peter Jackson, will reportedly helm the Halo TV series pilot for Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios.
Microsoft says it will share more on its original television series plans for the Xbox One by the end of 2013, with "hundreds of ideas" in potential development with its LA-based content team.
In a conference this week on the future of television, the president of Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios hinted that their plans for the upcoming Halo TV series will include interactive elements
As part of Microsoft's efforts to boost the increased entertainment focus on its new Xbox One, the company announced that it will launch Halo: The Television Series, with Steven Spielberg producing.