Ensemble Studios on the length of a multiplayer game: "One of the many balancing acts that the design team has to play is with the length of a multiplayer game. Do you want games to last 15 minutes or 30 minutes or 60 minutes? We've been shooting for a fairly fast paced game that if well fought would last in the 15-30 minute range depending on how big the teams are."
On space battles: "A subject that a number of fans have been asking about and commenting on is the existence, or the lack thereof, of space battles in our game. You know, the grand ship to ship combat in the vacuum of space, orbiting some distant colony. The fact is that these sorts of conflicts are not going to be part of Halo Wars."