Final departures see the end of Microsoft division dedicated to original programming

Xbox Entertainment Studios officially closes

Microsoft has confirmed the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios as it lets go of the division’s last two employees.

XES bosses Nancy Tellem and Jordan Levin have been let go in the latest round of job cuts at Microsoft, according to GamesIndustry, meaning the studio is officially closed.

Xbox Entertainment Studios was dedicated to original programming for Microsoft platforms, such as the upcoming series Halo: Nightfall.

"We can confirmed that Xbox Entertainment Studios has closed as part of the company-wide restructuring announced by Microsoft last July," the platform holder announced in a statement.

"Xbox Entertainment Studios has officially closed. Nancy and Jordan were key members and visionairies for the XES team, and we thank them for their leadership and many contributions."

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