Due to the current success of Primetime on the Xbox360 which hosts ‘1 vs 100′ created by Endemol, the TV Company are said to be considering more future TV inspired game show creations for the service. ‘1 vs 100′ has also been played by over 200,000 people per day and now with the end of season 1 coming to a close, the extended play has been even more extended.
Peter Cowley at the Edinburgh Interactive Conference:
“Microsoft approached us for a show for new service called Primetime. It has a live show with a host avatar and a voice over live, contestants can line up in a lobby in the game and could be picked, 100 are people picked to be an audience and the rest can play along. The game can take quite a long time and it has traditional ad breaks like TV, plus you have to be a gold member of Xbox,” digital boss Peter Cowley offered at the Edinburgh Interactive Conference, talking up the importance of the game.
“I’ve been playing against 84,000 people simultaneously. I’ve seen the beginnings of convergence from TV ideas to new ideas on a platform. It’s still unproven but I’m excited and can excite the TV guys about an Xbox game where they may have previously thought about it as a shoot up platform.”
Some kind of poker game, that could fit in with a simultaneous, live TV show is presently under consideration at Endemol, Cowley revealed.
It has also been revealed that since the Beta season commenced in North America, the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany and France, more than 2.5 million people have downloaded “1 vs 100″ on Xbox LIVE, making it one of the top 10 most downloaded pieces of gaming content on Xbox LIVE to date.
In fact, up to 200,000 people tune in to play “1 vs 100″ on Xbox LIVE every day around the globe. Yes, every single day! In one evening alone, more than 215,000 people in Europe and 230,000 in people North America dressed their Avatars to compete in “1 vs 100.” And, up to 114,000 contestants have competed simultaneously in “1 vs 100 Live” shows in North America, effectively beating the Guinness Book of World Record holder in the “most game show contestants - single TV show” category. Up to 79,000 contestants have competed simultaneously in “1 vs 100 Live” shows in the UK and Ireland.
Contestants around the world have won more than one million Microsoft Points to date! They’ve also given away cars, home theater equipment, even someone’s hand in marriage (talk about a public marriage proposal).
Due to an overwhelming response from the Xbox LIVE community, Microsoft are extending the “1 vs 100″ Beta season by two weeks. The “1 vs 100 Live” season finale airs August 29, 2009 at 5 PM PT in North America, August 29, 2009 at 7:30 PM UTC in the UK and Ireland, and August 30 at 8:00 PM CET in Germany and France, but you can now enjoy “1 vs 100 Extended Play” episodes until Sunday, September 13, 2009 in all regions!