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Xbox developing TV show adaptations of Fable, Gears of War, more

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Xbox is reportedly developing several TV adaptations of its various game franchises.

Microsoft has announced its first original TV development slate, including a host of drama, animated comedies and reality shows.

Fable III

Fable III

'Gears of War: Judgement' screenshot

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Gears of War: Judgement


According to Deadline, Xbox is intending to turn several games into both scripted and unscripted series through its Xbox Originals strand.

Age of Empires, State of Decay, Fable, Forza Motorsport and Gears of War are said to be in the early stages of development.

Steven Spielberg was previously announced to be producing a new live-action television show based on the Halo series.

A second animated feature based on the franchise is also being developed by Ridley Scott and Sergio Mimica-Gezzan.

Master Chief in Halo 4

© Microsoft Games


"What we're interested in is giving subscribers a reason to stay on our platform," said Nancy Tellem, president of Xbox Entertainment Studios.

"We're really focused on the fans of the Xbox, the millennials, many of whom are not subscribing to cable, and use a console as their entertainment device."

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