Announced via Major Nelson’s Blog today, Inside Xbox has discontinued its production. Inside Xbox was a series of videos that would give tips, feature previews, and highlight events.
We want to express our sincere appreciation to all of our viewers and fans of Inside Xbox, and remain committed to providing our members with access to high-quality news and information via the console, social media channels and Xbox.com. We will be leveraging third-party news and video content available through a variety of existing and future partners, and supplementing this content with select first-party offerings. However, day-to-day news content and weekly programming currently offered though Inside Xbox will cease production in the United States. This includes shows like Major’s Minute, Featured Videos and Insider Moves packaged under the Inside Xbox brand.
This change affects the North America region which includes the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Xbox LIVE in Mexico and Japan will continue to produce first-party content for its members via other media outside of the Inside Xbox brand.
Unfortunately quite a few people just lost their jobs in that announcement and one has to wonder if the increase in IGN’s video content might have made the costs of first party content production less desirable. Major Nelson will continue his role at Microsoft as Xbox Live’s Director of Programming.