The Xbox One will host a spiritual successor to the popular Xbox 360 interactive trivia game show 1 vs. 100, Microsoft Studios general manager for Lifestyle Entertainment Dave McCarthy told Polygon in a review interview.
“The approach is something we really enjoyed,” McCarthy told Polygon. “We will do something in the future for Xbox One that is like that, because spiritually we thought it was a pretty cool experience ourselves.”
1 vs. 100 revolved around a singular player, “The One,” going up against 100 players that make up “The Mob.” Both sides choose one of three answers to a question. If The One got the answer right, members of The Mob who answered wrong were eliminated. If The One answered wrong, the game ended and the prize money—up to 10,000 Microsoft Points—was split up among The Mob. The massive-scale trivia game launched in 2009 and lasted for two seasons before closing down in 2010.
“The notion of bringing a large number of people together in both a social and let’s say a more casual gaming format is something we believe in a lot,” McCarthy added. “In some ways, 1 vs. 100 was a little bit ahead of its time. From a production perspective it gave us a few challenges in terms of the sheer effort to bring that to market on a regular basis.”