Peter Jackson Signs Xbox Deal

Today Microsoft has announced that Peter Jackson, director of Kong and the Lord of the Rings series, is planning a unique Xbox Live project. Mr. Jackson feels that technology has now progressed to a point where we can properly blend the art of story telling, with interactive entertainment.

"Mr Jackson, who is also producing a movie based on Halo, said the series would not be for hard core gamers. The surprise announcement was made at the X06 event in Barcelona, at which Microsoft unveiled its line-up of games for the coming 12 months. Xbox boss Peter Moore also unveiled a HD-DVD, high definition player, for the console, which will be released in Europe in mid November, costing 199 euros (£129)."