Last week Microsoft announced that it would be discontinuing production of Inside Xbox in the U.S. and as a result this content would also no longer be available in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The announcement effectively puts an end to shows like Major’s Minute, Featured Videos and Insider Moves packaged under the Inside Xbox brand. Following on from that news, Microsoft has today revealed that this decision has now been extended to Inside Xbox content produced in Europe which produce shows such as Sent U A Message:

“We want to express our sincere appreciation to all of our viewers and fans of Inside Xbox, and remain committed to providing our members with access to high-quality news and information via the console, social media channels and We will be leveraging third-party news and video content available through a variety of existing and future partners, and supplementing this content with select first-party offerings.”

Disappointed fans of the shows have started a petition to halt the termination, but the move is likely to be too late with European Inside Xbox‘s Dan Maher aka MrPointyHead tweeting:

“So, to be clear and succinct: Inside Xbox is no more, as are our jobs. Your support during the last four years has meant the world to us.”

What do readers here think about the move? Which shows will you miss or be glad to see the back of? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Major Nelson via Eurogamer