Microsoft Bringing ‘International Sports’ to The Xbox One

I don’t know about you, but I like to watch sports. If I didn’t have a job, I’d probably be watching sports right now. The great thing about sports is that we have so many options; there’s football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, golf; the list goes on and on, but there’s always been a void in my sports-filled heart. I mean, I’m happy with what I have, but is it wrong to want more? Why can’t I watch polo on demand? What about rugby, or badminton? Where’s my quidditch and world hot dog eating championships? I want more sports, and Xbox One knows this.

Microsoft has been selling the Xbox One as an all around entertainment machine right from the start, and earlier this month they illustrated that point with a thirty second clip showing what the Xbox One can do for you and your football watching buddies. With Fantasy Football updates, game highlights, and video chatting all while keeping your eyes on the game isn’t enough to make you giddy as a goose, well, I don’t know, but it’s pretty impressive nonetheless.

In a discussion with Bloomberg, Microsoft Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer said that in addition to the live-action “Halo” show, which director Steven Spielberg is set to be involved with, Microsoft has “literally hundreds of ideas that they are incubating right now.” Spencer stated that sports programming will also be a vital element on the Xbox One. “We believe sports is a very interesting category globally,” he said. “We’ll be expanding what we do in sports to bring more international sports into the mix.”

If you’re anything like me, cross your fingers that we get some bog snorkelling soon. Andrew Holmes needs more than six fans.