Karam Elahi writes: "Famousmortimer (Pete Dodd) had a couple of comments about why the barrage of MS leaks occurred, and MS’ intention of annualizing the Halo franchise."
Everyone run and get xbox one's....NOT! The 500$ price tag is costing them. No one can deny that great exclusives are on the way but at the moment shelling out that much isn't worth it. Many can argue that PS4 doesn't currently have games but people KNOW that they will come. Heck the console would have been flooded if they weren't pumping exclusives after exclusives the last few years for the ps3. People also know the quality that follow those exclusives too so many rather pay 400$ and be patient.
wow that is exactly what a sony drone would say lol
But the leaks this is based on was legitimate ... right?
I think the draw to halo is that it only comes out every few years. They will be killing halo if they put it out every year!
i think halo has already been analized
@Majin Of course it died according to you. OT: Halo is one of the most popular franchises in gaming history. As long as MS continues to push new IPs and popular Xbox franchises, I'm all for an annual Halo!
Disagreed because georgenoob lol. I say if cod can do it then why not halo? But I personally won't be getting it annually
Annualized games always sacrifice in quality, they need to rely on simplistic and rushed development based on previous assets. It kills franchises since it bring son fatigue. It's something EA, Activision and Ubisoft pushes for cause they want short term profits, they don't care if it hurts game quality which is does, which is a long term catastrophe for them cause people will loose interest and become begrudged. I love the Metal Gear Solid franchise but never would I want Konami to release rushed, poorly thought out games every year, that would make me stop playing them cause they lack what drew me in initially.
You would actually be willing to let one of the most popular gaming franchises in gaming history (your own words) be annualized, resulting in the inevitable drop in quality that annualized games get? That tells me a lot about you as a gamer....all you X1 fanboys care about is quantity. A game like Halo needs a good few years, the last thing it needs is the AC/CoD/BF treatment.
@Lukas_Japonicus Hey dont put me in the same basket as georgenoob. The last thing I want is an annual Halo. Same as AC and COD. Id rather see them go every 2 to 3 yrs or something. Hell I wouldnt even be bothered if Halo took the GTA route and really took there time to get it right. Its Microsofts fault Halo 2 ended the way it did. Im still dirty on that after all these yrs lol
@dboy Why would shelling out 500 not be worth it. Lets see we already got so many exclusives on Xbox one with DeadRising 3, RYSE, Forza 5, Halo Spartan Assault, Killer Instinct, Zoo Tycoon, Max and the Cursed Brotherhood, Crimson Dragon, Lococycle, Powerstar Golf all exclusives, also the system bring blueray, Xbox fitness, allows you to play MP3 and delivers Skype which many of us use. Note for years I heard people say that Xbox never brought games. But when you look at it the competition is the one who continues to steal from MS example indie games all of a sudden they count but when MS delivered constantly through out the years it didn't. All I see is hate, hypocrisy and just plain ignorance. Most knock MS but they are delivering the games. Personally I like Phil Spencer he is assuring us there are games coming and more to follow. For example Plants vs Zombies,Titanfall, Kinect Sports just to name a few. Enough with the nonsense and support the games.
(360 vs PS3) http://www.ign.com/blogs/br... (XB1 vs PS4) http://www.ign.com/wikis/xb... lmao.. even while the xbox 360 had a year lead.. I love how nearly everything you said was false.
Wow These trolls. Now it's *MSFT's doing* because MSFT debunked the rumors designed to get gamers to wait for the disc-less XB1 to hurt sales now and to spread that Halo 5 isn't coming while throwing in probable things in there to it make seem more real(although no one really believed Halo 2,3 and 4 were coming to XB1 but the 2014 launch year is know) This year all in a effort to divert attention from Neogaf's CBOAT propaganda account. These things are not real. https://twitter.com/aarongr... https://twitter.com/RobSems...
Disc less sounds terrible now that at&t is applying to cap bandwidth.. And the pricecut will come that's the,price you pay for early adoption of new tech
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Halo is already an annual franchise Sometimes we get a halo game twice in one year
I was about to say the same
I didn't see a Halo in 2013, unless I'd missed something?
@nolimit Spartan ASSult - Windows 8 & Xbone, techically two difirent game due to the multiplayer additions.
Typically when people talk about how often Halo comes out (myself included) they mean the large titles. Such as Halo CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Reach, Halo 4. Every other title was either made by a different group (Halo Wars), made as a smaller title (for mobile gaming: Spartan Assault), or simply a game that gives a new campaign and added DLC for the larger title (ODST, Halo AE). It's the large titles that we don't want to see every year (2-3 years is perfect). Never include smaller games or add-on titles when talking about how often we see 343 (or even Bungie) push out Halo. There has never been an annual Halo release.
I have both now so I don't care as my plan now is to get all single player focus games on PS4 and still prefer live for multiplayer games. Good to own all consoles. :-D
annualize Halo? GTFO...STAHP.
Once a Halo drops sales will increase significantly Same with Gears
Gotta agree with you there, those 2 are system sellers by title alone. But please, please don't annualize Halo.
Halo is one of my most beloved series i doubt they will annualize it but if they do...ill write 343 a very angry email!
The last Gears bombed in terms of sales.
Ill buy one when Gears is out (will probably be cheaper then too)
@lifesagame I totally agree with you, but you forgot to add titanfall.those three games will sell loads. I also think sunset overdrive and quantum break will move console but that will greatly depend on how much hype they generate before release and how well they are scored. @lucas I actually agree with you too. A yearly release of the main halo game would ruin it,but ill accept a sequel to halo wars and may be a third person halo shooter inbetween main halo releases though...lol.
Seems Xbox One sales steadily declined I don't see how annually releasing Halo will help.
They aren't declining. They are climbing.
I seriously doubt any console ever climbed in sales after the holidays lol.. Esp not a 500 dollar console.
Strangely there are no numbers from MS or Sony, which I find to be weird. MS would be publicizing numbers if they sales would have increased. SONY still has difficulties providing PS4, yet it seems to be a little bit easier to get it. Well the drought isn't over. Numbers of sales must have deceased for sure on both sides. But they do seem to decline faster in one of the sides.
You don't believe that people will buy xbones for Halo? Ok.....
I really can't see how it was controlled tbh because some of the info that dropped if real ruined some of their surprises for things like E3 as the way and how quickly things were dropped it don't seem controlled to me. It fits more to what Famousmortimer said early as in ntkrnl being a former MS employee that's disgruntled. If this was controlled then it sure as hell got uncontrolled real fast.
It seemed controlled because of the positive buzz it generated for Microsoft. My take: He was only meant to leak the first few megatons but later on, when he started running his mouth, it stopped being beneficial.
Wow what is going on tonight? I don't have that many popcorn people, leave some fun for tomorrow!
Well what could happen is if the rumor is true halo 2 coming out nov 11. Then next year we get halo 5 then 2016 halo 3 and then 2017 halo 6(something like that). But where does gears of war fit into all this.
I guess the older Gears games will be ported to XB1. I wouldn't rule out Gears coming to PC. Microsoft could earn back some of the money by having all the older Gears on PC. There is no reason not to! Gears 4 is at least two years away if not more? So porting Gears to xb1 will keep the community going till Gears 4 Gears 3 still is one only of the most played games on x box live. In fact it still has an active ESPORTS scene with a Gears 3 LAN tournament in Feb
"Gears 3 still is one only of the most played games on x box live." Unfortunately, that's false. The last "LIVE Activity for week" posted on Major Nelson website was on December 5, 2013 for the week of November 25, three days after Xbox One's launch. Not a single Gears of War title, none of them, is even in the Top 20. Four Call of Duty games are in the Top 10: 1.Gran Theft Auto V, 2.Call of Duty: Ghosts, 3.Call of Duty: Black Ops II, 4.Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, 5.FIFA 14, 6.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, 7.Battlefield 4, 8.Skyrim, 9.Call of Duty: Black Ops, 10.Madden NFL 25, 11.EA Sports FIFA Soccer 13, 12.NBA 2K14, 13.Halo 4, 14.Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, 15.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, 16.Battlefield 3, 17.NBA 2K13, 18.Halo: Reach, 19.Iron Brigade, and 20.GTA IV. Source: http://majornelson.com/2013... Personally, I'm surprised that Modern Warfare 2, my personal favorite, is so strong. Its #15, above Battlefield 3 and Halo Reach. This game will never die.
"But where does gears of war fit into all this." In the month of March or April release dates. Xbox One has a lot of shooters as console exclusives: Crimson Dragon, Titan Fall, Halo, Gears, Sunset Over Drive, and Quantum Break. Below and D4 will be unnoticed in this sea of shooters, in my opinion.
Gears of war should take at least 3 years to develop especially since they have only been working on it for a week
Jan numbers being low would not be surprising just after Christmas holidays. I'd be more worried if the numbers were low by April. I expect Microsoft to sell lot of consoles Feb and March.
Everybody grab your buckets, this is going to be some grade-A milk.
Milk it does the body good! Pass it on.
If they keep the quality up, then that's a great thing. Halo 4 is the best in the series, and I was skeptical going in, so as long as it doesn't hurt the quality of the games...there's no downside. Maybe they should split Halo...keep the regular series every other year, and then on opposite years release a Fallout-esque Halo openworld. BTW, why are we worried about MS's low Jan numbers? How can we keep bringing this up and forget to mention that XB1 is gaining ground on PS4 sales? So...if MS had bad numbers, then what does that mean for PS4...I still stand on the fact that numbers don't quite matter yet, both systems are selling as fast as they can make them...so really all the numbers mean right now is how many are being made.
Ok? But it seems they might mix it up release a new halo then the following year release a old halo game.
The problem is that they wouldn't be able to keep the quality up if they released one every year. They would be throwing halo under the bus to make room to establish a new IP. Low January numbers indicate that demand has dried up. (not completely, but it has slowed) PS4 has been supply constrained since launch and have still sold more. Sony has a chance to get a much larger install base in the coming months cause there is clearly still a demand for it.
You have to read the article (Is that old school now?) to get the point. His exact words were, "Microsoft's internal numbers for the first two weeks in January were well below their projections." Ah. Keywords and tricky phrases. So he's not just looking at a sales number and saying that it is low. He's looking at the number, comparing it to their supposed sales projections, and saying that it is low, in the context of what was expected. Sony has to meet demand for a Japan launch soon, so that could have an impact on their projections.
Remakes in between is not annualizing. Annualizing is coming out with a new title every year. I personally hope that the rumor about being able to get Halo 2, 3, and 4 on the Xbox One is true. I would like to have all my halo fps games on one console so hopefully they include the original Halo, Halo ODST, and Halo Reach. It is a possibility that the leaks were controlled but I somewhat doubt it. Leaking that Halo 5 would be delayed until 2015 would not be considered by most to be a positive thing even though I would support it if the extra time is used to polish the game. s Anything that comes from Famousmoritmer and Thuway needs to be taken with a serious grain of salt. Neither are insiders themselves and have admitted as much. Most of their statements are guess work based on a few questionable crumbs given by anonymous supposed insiders who could be feeding them the truth or giving them false or obsolete information. Neither have a perfect track record and many of their leaks that proved correct were ones that the dumbest person in the world could have predicted on their own.
Yeah plus it's hard to annualised an already annual franchise. Name one year a halo game hasn't come out since halo 3
I would like a Halo RPG in the realms of Fallout. Of course this coming from a guy who would love a Mass Effect MMORPG with you being able to choose your race and if you want to side with the reapers or the Alien races. PvP combat. Random attacks on the Citadel, if you're for the reapers. Upgrade the RPG elements from Mass Effect 1. Large worlds to explore with a great story. sorry I got sidetracked with my favorite game, lol. Halo yearly would work if every game was not a shooter or based on Chief.
No idea why you got disagrees. I think the Halo universe is strong enough to support different genres of games, and an action-rpg, if done right, could be excellent.
MS needs to ditch kinect as a default and wake up. 399 MS or GTFO
Amen to that...
MS instead of releasing a disk less XB1 just release that white XB1 without Kinect as a limited edition too test the water if consumers really like the idea of a XB1 without Kinect it might surprise you.
good idea, bubbles to you
dont know why am i not surprise..maybe i guess they will mix it up with Gears
Please be excited.
It would probably be smart move for them to pump them out every year, Halo fans are as dedicated as COD fans so even if the game sucks they'll continue to buy them every year.
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This is about to be 360 all over again! Halo, Gears, Forza, Fable! The only difference is they're going to try to mix TitanFall into the mix. For those who want to see TitanFall on the PS4, I don't know whether to tell you to hope for mediocre to good sales, because if TitanFall gets excellent sales it's almost a guarantee that Microsoft will try to step in and buy the exclusive rights to any other iterations of the game! Whether Respawn and EA go for that well that's a totally different story.
Or they can just get it on PC, with better visuals.
Exactly and people call the ps4 the ps3.5 well that Xbox one is looking a lot more like a 360 everyday gotta get that special 360 sauce
I'm all for the X1 doing great commercially, but I told people the $500 price tag would give it a huge tanking in sales come January 2014. I thought the PS4 would decrease in sales too but its sold out so I was terribly wrong about that. For MS, it just depends on how bad January sales are. TitanFall may push systems but can one game, a brand new ip with no story (traditional story mode that is) push a $500 console? I don't know. Remember folks, the Wii U sold 57k last January but that was after an intense 40k returns to stores counting as a negative sale due to scalpers not being satisfied with the second hand market, thus meaning the Wii U actually sold 97k-100k last January. Will be interesting to see where XB1 stands by comparison.