Microsoft greenlights unscripted soccer show for Xbox - Report

"Every Street United" will span eight 30-minute episodes and profile local street soccer players, according to new report.

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Microsoft has greenlit an unscripted street soccer show for Xbox called Every Street United, according to a new report from Deadline.

It would be the first reality show from Xbox Entertainment Studios, the business unit established last year and led by former CBS TV executive Nancy Tellem.

Every Street United will reportedly span eight 30-minute episodes that will each profile a local street soccer player in countries like the United States, Spain, Holland, France, Argentina, Brazil, Ghana, and South Korea.

Details are still being worked on, according to Deadline, though it is possible that the final episode will be shot at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This finale may feature the eight players going head-to-head in a 4 vs. 4 match.

30 For 30 filmmaker Jonathan Hock is reportedly on board to direct "a portion" of the series, from Mandalay Sports Media.

According to the report, Every Street United will target the Xbox platform's "core young male demo" and feature "interactive components," though these were not specified.

Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Spencer said last month that Microsoft was exploring "hundreds" of ideas for original Xbox video programming and that an announcement about the first offering would be made "pretty soon."

A Microsoft representative told GameSpot, "This series has not been announced and we do not have any specifics to share at this time. We're excited to be working on several projects and look forward to providing additional details soon."

The only Xbox One TV programming announced thus far is the Halo show produced by Saving Private Ryan director Steven Spielberg and the upcoming Quantum Break show that will tie in to the game.

The Xbox One launches in 13 territories across the world on November 22 for $500.

Discussion

259 comments
soulless4now
soulless4now

At least greenlight something that's actually interesting. 

Fursnake
Fursnake

I'm glad they were able to manage "unscripted" soccer because "scripted" soccer sounds so cheap and uninteresting compared to the unscripted version *tries to maintain a straight face*

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

"Every Street United" in their hatred for M$'s anti privacy anti consumer policies and their over priced set top box !

barrybarryk
barrybarryk

New FIFA Street confirmed then I guess

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

can we get 8, 30-min length episodes of "street" yo-yo peeps?

i would like to pay 500 usd plus subscription costs for this too. 

THX you M$. you definitely got gamer's back!

> wii u

korvus
korvus

Each episode is about a different player, 8 players total, last episode will be about all 8 players coming together, 8 episodes total...man, my math skills must be horrible...

SpecialPerson96
SpecialPerson96

This is exactly what we have all been asking for on a games console, since...FOREVER. Thank you Microsoft. 

- sarcasm - 

tightwad34
tightwad34

You are best to keep it outside of the US. Go for Europe, S. America, and Africa, and some of Asia.

GrenadeLauncher
GrenadeLauncher

Have dedicated servers but no games to play them on? And Xdrones find this acceptable?

deathstream
deathstream

I clicked on Eddie's name.  He has no gender.  And his DOB makes me feel really old.

R083R70
R083R70

Is this an attempt to get a better footing outside America?


Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Countries like United States and South Korea? It's going to be funny watching them playing soccer.

Why not Germany, Italy, Uruguay and England, for example.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@de-astroturfer shush fanboy. just because you hate on ms does not mean everyone in the world does. what is anti consumer about thinking oh the consumers seem to like steam so lets try and do that our self. What is so anti consumer about saying oh most the consumer base does not want the steam like model so lets change it an listen to them? 

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag
    Battlefield 4
    Call of Duty: Ghosts
    Crimson Dragon
    Dead Rising 3
    FIFA 14
    Fighter Within
    Forza Motorsport 5
    Just Dance 2014
    Killer Instinct
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
    Lococycle
    Madden NFL 25
    NBA 2K14
    NBA LIVE 14
    Need for Speed: Rivals
    Peggle 2
    Powerstar Golf
    Ryse: Son of Rome
    Skylanders: Swap Force
    Watch Dogs
    Zoo Tycoon
    Zumba Fitness: World Party

These "no games" you can play at launch

pedmart
pedmart

LOL @GrenadeLauncher ,someone is feeling jealous.... All multiplayer games have dedicated servers. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

@deathstream LOL. I never thought to do that. I would have thought it would say something like doesn't know how to stop writing about completely pointless shit(not that all are pointless, just the really bad ones that stand out).

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@jtthegame316 @de-astroturfer Fanboy of what exactly ???? and just for the record The anti consumer comment has nothing whatsoever to with streaming how on earth did you arrive at that conclusion ? banning used games sales and banning swapping sharing and giving games to friends is anti consumer, and before you harp on about how Microsoft isn't doing that any more, as if the idea had never even crossed their minds in the first place. That is what they were planning because they don't give a shit about consumers, only a complete arsehole would dream up such a diabolical scheme and they only backtracked because we collectively (the vast majority of would be customers) told them to go F*** themselves. and they have every intention of reintroducing those policies when the mass market TV watchers out number the hardcore gamers who they currently need to gain traction in the market place. Your company is greedy, devious, dishonest and anti consumer end off !

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@UNCStriker88 @de-astroturfer Yeah it is a noisy drink perhaps I should drink Microsoft Loveade instead and hand them all my money and privacy and perhaps I should help Microsoft promote their product for free and help them con even more unsuspecting members of the public out of their hard earned cash, no sorry cant do that this loveade is making me feel sick !!!!

UNCStriker88
UNCStriker88

@calamityo @nine-eight-nine Yea, I would assume Sony will do everything that Microsoft is saying that they will do, NOT, I wouldn't put my money on that one.  People keep assuming...but there is a reason Sony is making announcement about all the wonderful things coming, News Flash, they don't exist, at least you can still play games...hopefully, I'm sure they made online better...maybe

R083R70
R083R70

@deathstream @R083R70 Unfortunately I can't claim the pun, it was completely unintentional and now I'm really hating my lack aptitude with witty wordplay.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

They was not banning used game sales they were going totally digital which ment that you would of had to trade games in through there system. I don't trade games anyway as i don't appreciate getting £10 sometimes not even that for something i will of payed £30 to £40 for. you go on at microsoft but was it not anti consumer of sony to make memory stick duo which are the same thing as sd but a different shape and sell them at twice the price? Plus ms listen to what people wanted surly you would rather a company do that than ignore the people. Also if you think sony was not planning the same thing behind closed doors but basically they changed it because of how people reacted to ms you are a sucker and sony have you fooled

TabularBeast
TabularBeast

@immortaltech6 @Widowmaker21 @jumpyluweegee3 @drsw36 Now how does Microsoft constantly scam? I feel my paying for Xbox Live is great. I mean you get what you payed for, right? Paying for a superior online service compared to playing an inferior service for free. If that's not what you're talking about then I am completely lost because Microsoft so far has not scammed me once, and I think I can speak for many others as well.