Inside Xbox discontinued in the UK
Microsoft have confirmed the cancellation of Inside Xbox in Europe.
Explaining the decision, Major Nelson took to his blog to post the following:
“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.”
Dan Maher, aka @MrPointyHead on twitter also announced the news via Twitter:
So, to be clear and succinct: Inside Xbox is no more, as are our jobs. Your support during the last four years has meant the world to us.
We would like to send our best wishes to those affected by the news.