"Halo has been Microsoft’s most successful franchise on the Xbox 360. Yet, when series developer Bungie decided they wanted to pack up their toys and play a new game, Microsoft had to be worried. After all, Bungie created the Halo universe and it was quite possibly more their baby than Microsoft’s. But instead of panicking, Microsoft took their immense resources and tried what the New York Yankees attempt to do every year, buy themselves a championship. And so, 343 Industries was born, staffed with some of the best game designers in the business and tasked with the seemingly impossible, to follow up Bungie’s massive success with a new Halo game."