Inside Xbox has been cancelled by Microsoft.
Major Nelson confirmed the news on his blog, saying: “Following the news last week that that Inside Xbox in the US was to cease production, the team in Europe has been investigating what makes most sense for them and the Xbox LIVE community as they continue to strive to deliver the latest gaming and entertainment news for users across the region.”
The blog post continued: “As such, they have decided to move away from the current first-party produced content model and transition to a third-party content model, which will provide timely and locally-relevant content to users across more of the EMEA markets.
“Whilst this means that the Inside Xbox brand will effectively be retired in Europe, the focus remains on continuing to provide the Xbox LIVE community with the latest and best in games and entertainment news and information.”
As the news broke, Inside Xbox presenter, Dan Maher, tweeted: “That’s all, folks.” In a following tweet he said: “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.”
A forum thread on the Xbox forums has been started so that users can talk directly to Microsoft.