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Microsoft could create Age of Empires, Gears of War and Forza shows

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Microsoft is open to creating shows based on the "rich amount" of intellectual property the company owns, Microsoft's entertainment and digital media president Nancy Tellem told Bloomberg.

When asked if other Microsoft video game properties could get the same treatment as the upcoming Halo television series, she touted the range of the company's franchises.

"Well, I must say, and this was a wonderful discovery for me when I arrived, is that the rich amount of IP that Microsoft owns," Tellem said. "Whether it's from a game like Fable or Age of Empires or Gears of War or Forza, which is an amazing car racing game, or Halo. These are the things that frankly if we weren't attached to Microsoft everyone would yearn to have. This is an amazing platform to work from."

Last year, Tellem said that the Los Angeles-based Xbox Entertainment Studios was created to bring "true interactive content" to the Xbox brand. In September 2013, then Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer said that the studio had "literally hundreds of ideas that they are incubating right now." The projects Microsoft is working on also include a documentary about excavating the fabled Atari burial grounds in New Mexico. Tellem said late last year that the first shows could premiere in the first or second quarter of 2014.