View Full Version : The X Factor: Inside Microsoft's Xbox

06-14-2003, 09:13 AM
LA-based production company FilmOasis, Inc. sent out a press release today stating that "The X Factor: Inside Microsoft's Xbox," a documentary that goes behind the scenes at three different Xbox game studios, will air Friday, June 20, at 8PM EST on the Discovery Channel. That isn't news in itself, but the documentary's content—including more Halo 2 stuff and our first look at the next game from Oddworld Inhabitants—definitely is.

The X Factor will cover three different Xbox projects—Halo 2, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, and the still-untitled Oddworld game—as they compete with each other to become the next first-party marquee title for Microsoft. The show will cover the game development process from start to finish, including production, idea meetings and the fateful conference where MS managers decide what goes and what stays. Interviews with Ed Fries of Microsoft, Jason Jones of Bungie, Crimson Skies designer Jim Dale, and Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning are all on tap for the documentary.

"Microsoft is placing a big bet with the Xbox. It will be just another door stop if the games aren't fun," said James McQuillan of FilmOasis in the release. "The X Factor lets the audience see for themselves what it takes to get the nod from Microsoft to produce a game for the Xbox and explores whether Microsoft is on the right track."


06-14-2003, 11:46 AM
Sounds interesting, good shout.:D