Microsoft to Bring Films on Xbox with new NBC Partnership, Announces New Xbox Features

xboxMicrosoft today has unveiled significant plans to extend its entertainment offerings on the Xbox 360 to new heights. The announcements were made by Microsoft UK Head Neil Thompson in London. The big announcement is Microsoft has reached an agreement with NBC Universal International Television Distribution to bring films produced by Universal Pictures to Xbox Live. People will be able to easily rent and watch the latest movie titles in high definition on the Xbox. The NBC partnership is in addition to existing partnerships with Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures, among others. Over 30 films are now already available on the service, including the Incredible Hulk (2008), Scarface, The Fast and The Furious, among others.

Additionally, Microsoft has announced they will enable add-ons to existing games such as GTA IV, Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Fallout 3, among other games, adding hundreds of additional new game play hours exclusively for the Xbox. Microsoft also announced the NBC TV game show “1 vs. 100” will be exclusively available on Xbox Live, where people can even play against others to win real prizes.

The expanded services also allow people to easily connect and chat live with friends anywhere in the world. Video chat support is also expected to be included in the near future as part of Microsoft’s strategy to help you connect with friends from your Xbox.

You may also remember the newer Xbox controller includes a full QWERTY, allowing users to easily connect with friends.


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