InsideXbox, the Xbox Live video update show, akin to Sony’s former Qore service has been cancelled in Europe following it’s cancellation in the US last week. Major Nelson today updated his blog announcing the axing of the service and the loss of jobs in the production of the show.

“Following the news last week that that Inside Xbox in the US was to cease production, the team in Europe has been investigating what makes most sense for them and the Xbox LIVE community as they continue to strive to deliver the latest gaming and entertainment news for users across the region.

As such, they have decided to move away from the current first-party produced content model and transition to a third-party content model, which will provide timely and locally-relevant content to users across more of the EMEA markets. Whilst this means that the Inside Xbox brand will effectively be retired in Europe, the focus remains on continuing to provide the Xbox LIVE community with the latest and best in games and entertainment news and information.”

What a strange move from Microsoft… an unexpected move by the company. Lets hope they will be offering something better in E3 because their first party services on Xbox are getting very small. Stick with InsideTheBox for more.