Original Xbox programming coming 2014, 'different animal' from Netflix

Microsoft's Nancy Tellem, president of entertainment and digital media - and no relation to Soulja Boy Tell'em, in case you were wondering - hopes to launch the first Xbox original programming early next year, according to Variety. "We're hoping we will be able to put something up in the first quarter, at minimum second quarter," she said at the Variety Dealmakers Breakfast.

The process has been slow; Unfortunately, the Nancy Tellem vision for the future of content consumption has been met with hesitation and confusion from Hollywood. "We aren't Netflix, we aren't Amazon," Tellem said. "We're a different animal."

Xbox original programming was a large part of the Xbox One reveal event back in May, and included teases of a series based in the Halo universe, produced by Steven Spielberg. Whether that series will be one of the first to come to Xbox next year, Tellem didn't tell.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.