Inside Xbox cancelled in Europe

9 May, 2012 - 3:47 pm by

Inside Xbox has officially been cancelled in Europe, following last week’s cancellation in the US. Job losses will follow at Microsoft’s Xbox UK Team.

Major Nelson, the US community manager wrote on his blog that theĀ ‘Inside Xbox Europe team had decided to ditch first-party produced content in favour of a third-party content model.’

He continued;

‘Following the news last week that that Inside Xbox in the US was to cease production, the team in Europe has been investigating what makes most sense for them and the Xbox Live community as they continue to strive to deliver the latest gaming and entertainment news for users across the region.’

‘As such, they have decided to move away from the current first-party produced content model and transition to a third-party content model, which will provide timely and locally-relevant content to users across more of the EMEA markets. Whilst this means that the Inside Xbox brand will effectively be retired in Europe, the focus remains on continuing to provide the Xbox LIVE community with the latest and best in games and entertainment news and information.’