Microsoft confirms the production will cease on the Inside Xbox video series, which brought a range of original programming to Xbox Live. That means no more Major's Minute, no more Insider Moves, no more anything under that Inside Xbox brand. A Major Nelson blog post confirms the news that the programming will no longer be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The reasoning behind the move is only vaguely referenced. "At Xbox, we are focused on making entertainment and gaming more amazing, and we must continue to invest our resources and talents wisely," Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb writes. He later adds, "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." In news that can't possibly be related, IGN recently launched a dashboard app of its own.
How this move will affect other regions remains to be seen. Mexico and Japan will continue to produce first-party programming, but MS is still "looking at its operating model for Inside Xbox" in othe regions of the world.