Microsoft isn't taking a huge risk with its plan for original programming for millions of Xbox owners., an expert says.
Microsoft announced the plans Monday, saying Xbox Originals will release 12 new TV shows available through Xbox consoles and other Microsoft devices starting in June.
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Microsoft is trying to enhance offerings on its Xbox live service by making it an all-in-one entertainment device.
The company says Xbox Entertainment Studios original shows aren't a departure, but rather an extension, of what Microsoft Studios has been doing for years with first-party game development.