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UK Inside Xbox discontinued

Major Nelson’s confirmed the UK portion of Inside Xbox is to be discontinued.

The news follows that of last week, which announced the US operations would also be cancelled.

“Following the news last week that that Inside Xbox in the US was to cease production, the team in Europe has been investigating what makes most sense for them and the Xbox LIVE community as they continue to strive to deliver the latest gaming and entertainment news for users across the region,” said the Major in a statement on his blog.

“As such, they have decided to move away from the current first-party produced content model and transition to a third-party content model, which will provide timely and locally-relevant content to users across more of the EMEA markets.

“Whilst this means that the Inside Xbox brand will effectively be retired in Europe, the focus remains on continuing to provide the Xbox LIVE community with the latest and best in games and entertainment news and information.”

The Inside Xbox team in the UK is an award winning one, having gained a GMA for Best Broadcast last year.

Dan Maher confirmed in a tweet this afternoon, that this means the end of his team at Microsoft, “So, to be clear and succinct: Inside Xbox is no more, as are our jobs. Your support during the last four years has meant the world to us.”

We wish those who are part of the team all the best for the future, you have certainly kept us entertained over the past four years.

Edited On 09 May, 2012

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