5/21/2013--Redmond, WA, USA..At Microsoft's Redmond Campus in WASH., the company unveiled it's next generation XBox gaming system, the XBox One. The console's new features include voice command, cloud integration, universal gestures and the familiar Xbox Live home screen...Here, Nancy Tellem, the former CBS executive who now heads Microsoft Studios, said the newly announced Xbox One game console marks a new era of television ? and enables a new type of storytelling...Along with Bonnie Ross, general manager of Microsoft's 343 Industries studio, which manages the "Halo" franchise. ..Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will executive produce an original "Halo" television series based on the popular video games. It will have exclusive interactive Xbox One content...The blockbuster game franchise inspired a 90-minute Web series, "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn," that put the video game's protagonist, Master Chief, at the center of the cinematic action. The fall release helped drive sales of the "Halo 4" game. The games have sold more than 50 million titles...Now, Spielberg will continue exploring the space marine's narrative in a live-action TV series based on "Halo's" universe...Photograph ©2013 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.