Microsoft pulls back on self-produced Xbox content

Located in US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand? Then it’s no Inside Xbox for you, mister. Nor other Xbox shows Major Minute, Featured Videos, and Insider Moves features.

Microsoft’s announced that it’s canned production for the shows in favor of third-party offerings, with the likes of IGN now having a more notable presence on Xbox Live.

The plan going forward is to “leverage third-party news and video content available through a variety of existing and future partners.”

The shows will still air in Japan, Mexico and some other territories, but the mentioned markets will have to get used to the change.

As for Europe; “Xbox LIVE in EMEA is currently looking at its operating model for Inside Xbox.