Going live on December 4th, the new service will launch with Bungie’s classic FPS Halo, which will cost 1200 Microsoft points to download – the same as the most expensive Live Arcade titles, but great value when compared to the likes of Bankshot Billiards, which costs the same.
Microsoft has a number of titles lined up for download, including Fable, Farenheit and Burnout 3, and in time hopes to bring much of the Xbox back-catalogue to the service.
OXM also reports that whilst no date has been put on the European arrival of Microsoft’s film-on-demand service, the cogs are turning with studios such as Warner Bros in close discussions with Microsoft.
Films will reportedly cost less than £5 and will all come at a hi-def resolution of 720p. Consumers will have 14 days to watch any film once it is downloaded before its licence expires.