Xbox Originals pricing not yet determined

While it's entirely possible that these series could be included as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Xbox Entertainment head Nancy Tellem told us that the company is "exploring the stages of whether or not it will be behind a paywall."

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Microsoft has rather ambitious plans for its "Xbox Originals" program. However, there's a crucial aspect to their plan which hasn't been determined yet. How much will it cost?

While it's entirely possible that these series could be included as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Xbox Entertainment head Nancy Tellem told us that the company is "exploring the stages of whether or not it will be behind a paywall."

Admitting that "right now, we're guessing," Tellem said that "we'll get a better idea of what's working, what's not once it's up." For example, the initial wave of content landing on Xbox Originals is definitely geared towards the gaming audience. "You want to at least appeal to the people that are at least on our platform," she said.

The goal of TV on Xbox is to become "TV where it wants to be," by offering "frictionless" and "non-obtrusive" interactivity to the viewing experience. For example, time-shifted comments could theoretically make you feel like you're watching a program at the same time as friends, even if you're watching it at separate times on-demand.

"We're in this for the long run," Tellem said.

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    April 28, 2014 6:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Xbox Originals pricing not yet determined.

    While it's entirely possible that these series could be included as part of an Xbox Live Gold subscription, Xbox Entertainment head Nancy Tellem told us that the company is "exploring the stages of whether or not it will be behind a paywall."

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      April 28, 2014 7:36 AM

      These guys are losers, that's all Ill say. You got other company's trying their best to bury costs and make these kinds of things affordable for their consumers and M$ is always putting their warez behind pay walls. I hope these guys dissapear.

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        April 28, 2014 8:40 AM

        go on...

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          April 28, 2014 8:48 AM

          No, im good. I got it out of my system.

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            April 28, 2014 2:02 PM

            But, did you remember to flush afterwards?

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        April 28, 2014 8:49 AM

        Whooooooaaaaaa buddy. Holy shit. A dollar sign.

        You guys
        .whoa

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          April 28, 2014 8:55 AM

          That was tastefully done. I know how much Xbox is loved.

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        April 28, 2014 10:39 AM

        Apparently no other console maker is out to make money and they are all running charities.

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        April 28, 2014 10:44 AM

        You mad?

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        April 28, 2014 1:53 PM

        M$$$$$$$$$$$$

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        April 28, 2014 2:03 PM

        lmao @ others burying costs hahahahhahaha

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      April 28, 2014 12:08 PM

      Wait, what, pricing? Isn't that what my Xbox Live Gold sub is for?

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        April 28, 2014 12:10 PM

        I think they're determining whether they want this as another Gold incentive or let Silver members get in on this.

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