The Xbox One was launched with a promise of brand new TV shows based on Microsoft games as well as original comedy and drama. When Satya Nadella took over as CEO from Steve Ballmer he had rather different ideas and began to shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios.
That closure is now complete with studio head Nancy Tellum and the last few staff leaving the company on Wednesday. Nancy and partner, Jordan Levin, had been trying to save some of the projects and bring them to a new studio but it looks like this has failed and the rights are reverting to the content creators.
Halo, Gears of War, Fable and Age of Empires were all to be turned in to shows and officially, only Halo remains in production for the Showtime network.
No mention has been made of the Quantum Break show which was meant to tie in with the game.
Sony are about to launch their first PlayStation Original television show, Powers, and are in a much stronger position as they already own television and movie studios and do not have to rely on outside help.