If you were following the news last week, I’d understand if you thought the world was going to Hell in a hand basket. Beyond the two major news events, you may have heard that Microsoft will layoff 18,000 employees. The first cut: the entirety of Xbox Entertainment Studios.
That was the TV arm that was developing multiple titles including a much anticipated Halo show with Steven Spielberg.
(Well, “much anticipated” by those of us that loved the heck out of this)
My second reaction after sympathizing with all of those just-hired people that lost their jobs was “could this happen with Sony and the Playstation exclusive Powers show?”
Honestly, I don’t think so. First of all, they’ve started with a modest development slate. Second, Sony knows how to make and distribute TV shows.
Still, the writer in me always bemoans the loss of an outlet. But who knows, maybe they’ll come back leaner and meaner.
One last thing: be sure to vote in my spec showdown. Which is the better show to spec next year? You tell me. Vote!