October 21, 2008

Xbox Live Primetime Will Not Launch With the NXE

Forbes is reporting that Microsoft has delayed the release of the Xbox Live Primetime channel that was set to be in the New Xbox Experience. The Primetime channel was to have gameshows where avatars participated to win real prizes. The first gameshow set to debut was "1 vs 100."

"Microsoft managers say the delay is necessary in order to ensure a smooth launch of the system's new user interface [NXE]."

So it is a good news/bad news situation. Good in that Microsoft wants to make sure that the NXE launch (November 19) goes well, bad in that a major section of the update is cut for a date sometime early next year. Stay tuned for more on this as it becomes available.

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