Xbox series will bring 'true interaction with real history'

Microsoft has always touted its plans for self-branded shows coming to Xbox and today we find out a bit more about the future series.

Xbox Entertainment Studios are producing a drama/documentary with each episode showing a different time in history. However that’s not all, as the series producer, Stephen David, says the show will feature interactive elements for users to enjoy, developed with undisclosed Xbox technology.

According to David it’s like “playing television – true interaction with real history”. The series “will also introduce a new, interactive technology that will bring fight scenes to life in a way never before seen in television” added a Microsoft spokesperson.

It will be very interesting to see what the company cooks up, whether it’s real gaming interaction with the on-screen characters or something as simple as switching camera angles. In either case it’s clear that Microsoft is trying to push new tech in its offerings.

But don’t get too excited just yet, as the series is set to debut in 2015 so there’s still a while to go. Hopefully by then we’ll find out a lot more about what the company sees as the future of entertainment.

Source: Deadline Hollywood via: Engadget | Image via Microsoft

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this could be really really good if done correctly. I'm amazed it hasn't happened before, to be honest...
....although i don't have an xbox :)

I think what would be particularly interesting would be if, during the episode, say there is a fight scene, and instead of you watching a video, you are actually given the first-person seat and allowed to "play" fight the scene. This will be relatively easy to accomplish and also be quite popular, I think.