Microsoft’s first Xbox-exclusive, originally-produced documentary will chart the rise and fall of former gaming giant Atari, it was confirmed this weekend.
The production will chart the nighttime burial of millions of unsold E.T. The Extra Terrestrial cartridges in 1983, a notoriously terrible, rushed movie spin-off, which many say began the slide for company.
Microsoft hasn’t announced how many titles will be within the series, but they will be co-proudced by Oscar winner Simon Chinn and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn.
Halo first, E.T. later
The series is unlikely to be the first original content to air on Xbox Live as Microsoft’s quest to dominate the living room entertainment takes shape.
It has already promised that the first wave of content, headlined by the Steven Spielberg-produced live action Halo series will arrive in the first few months of the year.