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Halo 4 lead: Matchmaking is like being a DJ at a wedding

XMNR: We love when game developers engage with the community online because they typically provide interesting insights into the minds of studios that you don't really see in press releases and official interviews. In Halo 4's case, 343 Industries Franchise Director Frank O'Connor responded to a fan's concern on Saturday about matchmaking in the upcoming Xbox 360 title by using a wedding DJ as a metaphor.

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AsheXII1974d ago

Ok, what the hell did he mean 0_0

Laxman1974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

I dont understand how other people cant understand what he's saying...

No matter what 343 do with Halo 4, people will bitch and whine. If they dont change it enough, people will complain that its a rehash. If they do change it and make it its own game, people will complain that its ruined another franchise and 'OMG, shoulda stopped at Halo 2' or something else equally dumb. People simply like to complain about things.

What he is saying, is that a great DJ (games developer) introduces new songs (gameplay) to audiences (players) while still giving them the classics they like (classic Halo formula) and caters to niche groups becuase everyone deserves to be able to listen and dance (play) what they enjoy.

This simply shows how much they actually care about thier fans (thankfully inherited from Bungie, keeping Halo as one of the best online communities in gaming) and want to make everyone enjoy thier time with Halo 4.

m231973d ago

Examiner is a wasteful website that gets it gaming news from Neogaf.

The issue was of playlists management in Halo: Reach and people being worried about how playlists were going to be handled in Halo 4. Frankie responded with this statement.

It has nothing to do with gameplay changes or anything, just worries of matchmaking management. It's kind of taken out of context when you just take the quote.....good job examiner.

Queasy1973d ago (Edited 1973d ago )

@munish23: The quote is not taken out of context because the article explained TWICE that it was in response of concerns over matchmaking playlists prior to showing the actual quote. Gameplay was not even mentioned.

good job munish23

m231972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

@Queasy

I was explaining that to Laxman.

In terms of examiner, you can tell something is wrong when the quote is longer than their own article.

Red951974d ago

So what he is basically trying to say while being drunk, is that Halo 4 no longer respects the competitive and the well skilled. But now caters to everyone so that n00bs can have advantages against the skilled. At least I think that's what he means. o.0

h311rais3r1974d ago

Yet the MLG players are saying it is the most competitive title yet....

Red951974d ago (Edited 1974d ago )

Anyone is going to give it good reviews when your playing a game for the first time at E3/Comic Con, and your adrenaline is pumping and several people are watching you. Look, I'm not saying Halo 4 for sure might not be truly competitive, but 343 has stated before that they want the newcomers to feel welcomed, and they are reaching out for new fans. That's why they are trying to make it more like every day shooter games. Instant spawns, default sprint, etc., all features that are common in most games now a days. I'm not saying Halo 4 will for sure fail, but I'm not betting my bottom dollar that this game will succeed or not, cause I still have my doubts.

Balcrist1973d ago

the MLG players may be saying that, but they've only played the multiplayer.... lets be honest, no one is worried if the multiplayer will be good or not, it's not that hard to improve something that's already great. What will make or break halo 4 is its campaign. if the campaign is good, then its a halo game, if the campaign bombs, then it might as well be a cod game under the halo legacy...