A still from the teaser ad. Scroll down to story images to see the new pic.
If that is what the game will look like I am sold. I have never played a Halo game even though i owned a XBox, but this looks awesome. I hope it is a Gears of War killer in the visual department, because GOW is a visual feast, I have beat the game 4 times just to go through and look at all of the scenery and visuals. Truly next gen
It is a CGI trailer, not actual gameplay.
That is just rediculous. Utter beauty. and i do think it is CGI, but bungie says it will still look similar. this picture rapes anything, CGI or not. Andd the grass is actually grassy. woow.
fall for these as well? lol
This is the first time Bungie has EVER used CGI. HAlo 2 used in-engine displays to create the cutscenes and everything.
This isn't the first time they released non-gameplay pics to hype their product.
I shooting for al least 70% of this still.
1.1 you see the power of it though, 90% of consumers will have the same reaction as #1 is't how Sony won last gen it'll be interesting how far MS and Bungie will push the 360 to get as close as they can to this because it's microsofts style to strive for the impossible.
This has to be CGI, it just look too good and cinamatic, but hopefully they will pull off MC looking like that.
It is CG but it uses Halo 3 Models.
But who cares this still looks freaking awesome, My New Desktop background.
Best pic yet!
If you look at images of GOW back at E3'05 and look at them now there's a huge difference on the visual side! Now if you look at the Halo scans this month you can already tell they look way better than the 1st GOW shots and will only improve over time! Don't be surprised if that screen above is what the game will actually look like because bungie doesn't do the cgi thing! The 360 is a beast and if developers keep on pushing it we will see things that just aren't possible on other consoles!
They should make the Halo movie using CGI!
Master Chief has *gasp* BATTLE DAMAGE!! He's all scratched up. :-O
well the trailer I heard was gonna be CGI, if I'm wrong correct me, and that's okay because it's bungie. Considering the E3 trailer was 100% gameplay, and that looked amazing. Now the game will ship about 1 year and 5 months later, how can you be dissapointed with that.
Actually I was under the impression that the trailer was to use in-game engine but was to be scripted much like the GOW trailer that is all over TV was. The net result is the trailer would look better and smoother but graphically should be similar (but not exactly) as what actual game should be like. If I can find the link I will post it.
well yah actually I was hoping it'd be cutscene material. That's basically what you described, it's somewhere inbetween. For example the gears commercial has the guy make facial expressions and stuff that couldn't be done ingame.
FYI its a CG trailer created by digital domain and will air on tv starting december 4th during an NFL game. It will shortly be put on the marketplace. Bungie didn't have time to make a trailer using ingame engine so they let digital domain create one as you see with the halo wars trailer they are good.
Shotty you are correct. As I recall now they let DD have in game assets to use, etc... but it is CGI.
Its CGI!!! You guys can hope and pray all you want but Gears of War is going to reign as the best looking xbox360 game for a long time. Especially if the screenshots of the game in that egm were any indication. Also the in-game pic they showed from single player is so inferior to this its not even funny. Now the game is definitely going to be amazing but give it a rest guys Gears for the Graphics Halo for the Gameplay.
well gow is the best looking game out right now, without a doubt. But the whole GOW comment is just to instigate so go away, your pathetic. You've obviously haven't seen Mass Effect or Assassins creed.
""because it's microsofts style to strive for the impossible." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA oh man that was the best comment i have read in ages thanks for that.
Wouldn't it be funny if Halo 3 was crap? (It probably won't be)
"It is CG but it uses Halo 3 Models" That doesnt mean a thing. Im going to try to explain why first I work as a 3D artist at a Ad Agency. The software I use is a combination of 3Ds Max and Maya. I just got done making a model of a human body that shows the effects of Crystal Meth on the brain this was for a website so I did it very low poly. Now this week we want to use the same model for a TV commercial but its going to have to look a lot better so im using the "Same Model" but using smoothing modifiers and V-ray it looks about a 1000 times better than the web one. So sure they are probably using the bungie model with the kinetik system that is already built in to it but they are upgrading everything from the polygon count to the actual rendering a 100 time over the in-game model.
Mass Effect and Assasins Creed look awesome definitely next gen stuff but come on Gears is just awe inspiring its so good looking. Assasing Creed and Mass Effect are more amazing for the leaps they are taking with gameplay and character interaction.
And..Im not bashing Halo the first two games are incredible and this one is definitely going to be too. Im just saying keep the hype in check and try to use more facts.
how many developers they have working on the game? I bet it's larger than any production in South Dakota...probably 121 or more.
yah actually I was astonished to see how Gears had a MIcrosoft studios intro in the beginning like they had their own people help make the game. So since microsoft owns bungie now I wonder, but it hardly matters because you know this game is gonna be insane.
This game will push the 360 to the limits.
The wire cable reel on the front of the Warthog looks shoddy.
That the trailer is CGI, just to clear up all the confusion. Just check one of the previous Weekly Updates.
It's ok man 99% of the people on this site knows bungie anounced this was comming and going to be CGI for the purpose of telling the story better. You come in here trying to prove a point that doesn't make sense. A couple of people didn't get the CGI news and a couple of people are stoked about Bungie saying they'll do their best to include some of the graphical bliss in this ad in the HAlo game. Why are you so angry? anyways i'm glad you ran out of bubbles.
i think im in love
Lame Votes JAMESBDX 30 Nov 2006 15:34 TheGame1594 30 Nov 2006 15:33 MeetJoeBlacK 30 Nov 2006 15:32 duckbuster 30 Nov 2006 15:32 unit999cn 30 Nov 2006 15:31 byteworkz 30 Nov 2006 15:30 c4dm4n 30 Nov 2006 15:29 pimpmaster5000 30 Nov 2006 15:29 Deton8r 30 Nov 2006 15:28 cubenoob 30 Nov 2006 15:28 kando 30 Nov 2006 15:27 Lorenzthedrumme 30 Nov 2006 15:26 fergie4000 30 Nov 2006 15:25 Hmmm. Sony fanboy(s)???. # 23.1 14 votes in 5 minutes is also an eye opener(Solidus)fast angry posts give it away.
Yeah all with 0 comments and from Europe, and happen to post lame at the same time in about 5 different topics. Someone has way too much time and needs to go do something with their life.
I love the detail they put into his suit.
You don't like Halo you're here to tell us it's CG. J/K, or am I... chitown #25 I don't really care it's all in fun; why do you care that i care? it's my choice chill out, voting lame wasn't the reason for me posting that post, it's a rabbid flamer that has many acounts.
Why don't go on EBAY and buy a life. It's great CG. Can't you take a compliment without making up a bunch of pretenses? "You don't like Halo you're here to tell us it's CG" Yes, that's why I've given nothing but praise for Halo 2's multiplayer. It's because I don't like the game. ?! come on. Stop being such a mindless fanatic. We're sick of it.
LOL :). Stop flaming each other on every threa.d
Sorry, I try not to but sometimes it just becomes too much. ...I miss Halo 2. Especially phantom snipers. Damn, we were so cheap when we played that mode.
why do you care what other people vote for. its their choice. chill out
It doesn't even matter if Halo 3 actually looks this good. The main thing that sells games is, you guessed it, gameplay. Halo 2 is the most addictive online FPS ever. GoW looks really good but it is not as fun or addictive as Halo that is a fact.
It wont look as good as that pic what got released today but it will look REALLY close without a doubt, Seriously.
Coming from a Company notorious for taking its time im in no rush. Let gears burn itself out first. I don't want them clashing with one another. but this Pic makes a nice Wall paper.
I truly believe that the above screen shot can be achieved on the 360. Just like I believe that the "CG" stuff can be achieved on the ps3. The reason MOST people don't think it can be done is because people still have the current gen mind set. Think back when the ps2 and the xbox first came out. Who would've thought you would get the graphics that are in Ninja Gaiden or Metal Gear solid. This is the NEXT GENERATION. I'm not saying that they are going to look exactly like this. I will say that it will be so [email protected] close that its almost unnoticable. Oh, and for the guy who said that HALO 3 will not be GOW in the graphics department is a fool. A fool for believing that M$ would let non-first party game have better graphics. H3ll if they had to they would recruit the team that handled the graphics for GOW to make it better. Bungie is such a smart company that they made the Halo 2 graphics ahead of its time. If you look at that game in hi def it looks hell of alot better than in standard def. Obviously with most games there is an improvement but not to the degree of Halo 2. So with bungie's future thinking, I KNOW that HALO 3 is going to be a graphics beast.
CG trailer made from 100% IN-GAME footage!!!!! Send forth the beast-masters and cage the trolls.
I don't think they are really aiming for hardcore gamers with this ad, I think they want to raise awareness. They probably want to make that crazy hype for other people, and make the same impact that Killzone did. Not everyone will know that this is CG, so they will obviuosly get interested.
bingo, vote to let me speak please
Nice shot master chief! Have you tried to be a model? JK... That looks nice... I already got my Limited edition copy Of Halo 3 on reserve and I get a Helmet. I dont know if I'm going to keep it or put that sucker on e-bay but I get a helmet. Nice..
too much hype and fans for me too swallow, sorry. Plus i like UT2004 for the original xbox better.
Let it all out.
seeing how you used your last bubble. You won't be able to respond. Oh and that post of yours, is off-topic and does not contribute to this post at all. So please stay on topic, thanks for your cooperation.
Yes, it's CGI and yes the gameplay ain't gonna look like this. But then, why shouldn't Microsoft take a page out of Sonys book and use CGI footage to create hype in the same way that Sony have done for so long! At the end of the day, a lot of people are gonna see the trailer and think wow, that looks amazing, better get me a 360. If that happens, the trailer has served its purpose. For the rest of us, knowing the game won't look like that, I suppose it's just a nice visual treat of the Master Chief in action, which ain't a bad thing..
Yo guys this is cg yes but its more like in game images with compositing this is wot really makes the difference. look at the the scene in general and think the guys doing this ad digital domain are capable of doing a 1000 times better than this in the same time they took to do this. compositing makes a world of difference. if you guys saw what most big movie cg looked liked before compositing you'd be laughing like mad. this scene looks very low poly the floor is ultra flat the hog texturing is shameful for cg but excellent for in game...the game will look like this and better just that they haven't got the game up to this visual standard yet hence the cg.
Anyway this game can only get better no matter how you cut it. Anything Added to this game is a plus. Paul im dead serious,
From a PC's FPS player's perspective, the last two games in the Halo series were very slow paced. They also had very dull and repetetive environments. They need to make it more faced paced and more exciting. They should also add more scripted sequences to make the game more cinimatical.
You say "meh" to Halo 2 but how many PC FPS games have had over a billion online matches? Personally, I think the pacing was just right. 4vs4 on Lockout, nothing beats it...
It's not about quantity its about quality. Xbox may have brought multiplayer to the wider console base, but PC games have been doing it longer and they do it better. Xbox-live does have a good stat tracking and friend list features but I would never pay for them. Try Battlefield 2142, Counter Strike Source, Or Day of Defeat. Then tell me whats better
Its still better than all of them. but they're good though. "Personally, I think the pacing was just right. 4vs4 on Lockout, nothing beats it... " Agreed +20
I think Halo3 will look like this or very close.
they never used CGI, not even for cut-scenes. Halo 2 on the Xbox had really good gfx specialy the cut-scene had "depth" effect ( you know things that the camera is focusing on will get sharp and the back ground will become blurry?) they never did CGI so if this is ingame....amazing.
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