Microsoft Announces ‘The Halo Channel’

Microsoft Announces ‘The Halo Channel’

Microsoft just announced that it’s making a special channel for all things Halo related for the Xbox One. It’s known simply as “The Halo Channel”, and it looks like it will have lots of stuff to make fans of the shooter happy.

Microsoft described it as an “interactive digital network that provides unprecedented, personalised access to the Halo Universe.” I’m not entirely sure what that means, but it sounds like the company is using its biggest gaming franchise to spearhead some of those multimedia, entertainment-focused apps it’s been talking about it vague but excited terms since before the console even came out.

Here’s a quick teaser trailer:

“The Halo Channel enables you to seamlessly transition between Halo games and other Halo experiences,” reads the video’s description. “Featuring full Twitch integration, broadcast your gameplay or watch feeds from the Halo community – from competitive multiplayer matches and campaign walkthroughs to speed runs. This is your home for Halo.”

This is keeping in line with Microsoft’s reputation as the more entertainment-focused console maker given the company’s repeated emphasis on building out original TV-style programming and entertainment apps for its newest console in addition to all the usual video game suspects.

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