343 Studio Head Bonny Ross talks about her pride in the work of her team, but also the harsh lessons they learned over the years.
Thank you! Biggest letdown of Halo 5 was the lack of splitscreen.
The story in my opinion
Same. The marketing was so sick though with Hunt The Truth and what not. Sadly the actual story was very disappointing.
Yes the story
I liked halo 5 campaign!! I agree with you tho for halo standards the halo campaign should be better..I believe people hated he campaign cause you splitting the main character master chief and how. They made it seem like the story was go be more epic and it wasn't.,,remember the level and halo 5 when they had the people living in the area and families and they guy was making the announcement over the screen I feel they should build a rpg halo on that design alone beautiful!!!! They did take risk they took master chief out half the game and I believe that's why people hated the campaign still my favorite halo campaign and no by far 9/10
@ Ashunder I agree, it was... especially coming off the great story Halo 4 had and hunt the truth, I was so hyped and then was given a mediocre story in Halo 5. I'm half way through Halo Wars 2 and the story is so much better and seems like a great setup for halo 6, i really hope they continue at this level or better (I know...different developers but it would be silly to think that there isn't a collaborative effort to gel the univers together) in the halo 6 campaign. I must add that I absolutely love the Halo 5 multiplayer though, coming from a super halo fan I can say it's the best halo multiplayer of them all and I'm not talking about warzone (not interested), I'm talking good old slayer, big team battle and amazing arena mode. I literally don't want them change anything for halo 6 multiplayer except for more maps, more vehicles, maybe more guns although not that necessary and better graphics, the mechanics/gameplay is perfect.
I don't know about that. I actually enjoyed the story. And it made me even like the idea of new avatars other than Cortona in future games being a thing. Only thing that really got me in Halo 5 was it seemed like boss moment fights turned out to be mainly cutscene emotional setups instead of what could have been intense combat fight moments. That and of course the lack of split screen which made it the first title with co-op that my son and I could not play together.
"taking risk" and then proceed to talk about more Halo. Seriously, where's the risk??
🤣 that's what I was thinking. It would be cool if they did something different but I guess they aren't allowed.
@Sparta what? you do realize the name 343 is from halo right? 343 guilty spark? 343 making a game that's not halo wouldn't make sense. that's like making a studio out of something from avengers say Spider-Man and have them make a Bleach game or batman
@chano That's pretty sad. MS created a studio specifically for pumping out one specific series. You know they're kicking themselves for not letting Bungie create Destiny, right? That giant franchise could have been theirs if they would have just given their biggest studio the freedom to make it. Atleast let them have a break from it. Maybe they could learn something and improve the series? Uncharted gunplay, stealth, AI, exploration, and interactivity was all a bit meh before the team took a break and made TLOU, which taught them how to improve Uncharted and make 4 what it was.
@zeuanimals you act as if a studio dedicated to halo is bad? All of microsoft franchises are billion dollar franchises, halo franchise as a whole is worth 4+ billion dollars so it's wrong to create studios for halo only? I see you're not up to date on how bungie really is? They've done some mean odd stuff in the past even with halo, halo 2 mostly. Search stuff up. Even the amazing Marty o'donnell(did soundtrack for halo games) sued bungie's ceo over unpaid benefits.
I'm of the belief if they weren't on a deadline to deliver the game as soon, that split screen would have made it into the game. I never brought the line that it wasn't important anymore. Just seemed like an excuse to avoid saying that they didn't have time to get it working. Taking a major feature from a game, which has been with the game for so long just seemed odd to me. Even if it isn't used by the vast majority, doesn't mean that it's one of those features that actually appeals to a lot of people, and has it's place in the franchise as a whole. Split Screen Halo was some of the most fun I've had with a FPS during the game nights I have with friends.
Nice.. so many fond memories of playing through the Halo campaign with my buddy split screen.
Good so now there's no reason to have Squads forced with you in the story...it puts too much of a strain writting for too many characters at once Get back to Chief and someone else for Halo 6 as they go solo. Oh and kill Locke off...guys it didn't work, you tried to get a character to replace Chief and it failed. Best thing they can do is kill him off. I'm hoping Chief will be stuck with Cortana in the next game, like they are forced to work with one another despite their new conflicting views.
Locke wasn't meant to replace Chief at all. At least it didn't feel that way to me.
Kill off Locke cause he black?? No make it as a master chief and Locke rpg .,split screen would be killer
IMO the best story (outside the books) is Reach. It's also the best game in the series by a country mile though, so it's possible I'm biased. Master Chief, at least in the games, isn't really an ineresting character. Reach did the same thing with the "protagonist" but had the sense to focus more on the exploits of the squad as a whole, and then fill the squad with at least somewhat interesting characters.
Thank goodness. My brother and I were disappointed there was no coop in 5.
Good. It's been a staple since '01. Don't change it. Now they just need a great story to clean up 5's mess of a campaign. Pair that with H5's brilliant MP (built upon of course) and 343 will finally hit the mark. Hopefully a trailer at E3.
Not just trailer. Halo 5 has been out for a while so hopefully Gameplay with Scorpio or something.
I'd wager multiplayer gameplay if anything. They'll most likely save single-player footage for next year's E3.
That would be digging AWESOME, if they showed Halo 6 footage on the Beast that will be Scorpio!
Doubt we'll hear anything at e3
Mainline Halo games are on a 3 year dev cycle. We're definitely getting at the minimum a trailer for Halo 6 at E3 and it will release in 2018. I recall Microsoft saying that starting with Halo 5, every Halo game will receive a multiplayer beta so I'd expect news on that as well since Halo 5's beta was a year in advance.
It wouldn't surprise me if they show halo 5 splitscreen at e3 with scorpio they did say they needed more power to do splitscreen. normally on the o.g. xb1 it wouldn't be possible having to render twice the amount of all those A.I. on screen
So why dafuq take it out of Halo 5 in the first place?Such a decision will remain glaring moving forward, especially since the franchise has a long history of fostering local multiplayer on the Xbox brand.
Halo 5 runs on the 'Reach' engine, the same tech Halo 4 and Reach used. Both Halo 4 and Reach, had notoriously bad framerates during split-screen play.
it affected performance, same reason guerilla took it out of killzone shadowfall.
Performance. They wanted 60fps.
Good, now make it worth playing.
omg we're up to halo 6, already!
Yes, possibly next year!!
Thats a good move. The fans want it and it was always there before.
Good to hear, halo 5 had excellent multiplayer but the campaign was crap to say the least. Focus all the effort of campaign for halo 6. I hope this franchise gets back on track with the next game.
The campaigns are always incidental to me H5 multi owns.
played halo 1 for hours while at college, do not really care for split screen anymore. I personally do not care if they add it or not.
What do you mean every halo going forward? When is Halos legacy going to be put to an end? I already made the commitment that Halo 6 is going to be the last mainstream Halo I purchased.
Title character may well be put out to pasture but the franchise can continue seeing how it's a shooter.
So they have ears after all.
Here's a wild idea , how about for once you gives us an option to play a Halo game in 3rd person view.
3rd person no way
Maybe not for you , but some of us would like to see more of the character arms and surrounding area in our views.
As for split screen not one for sharing screen or lending out accessories. Still a win for those that like that kind of stuff.
What was their statement initially split screen was cut to better performance I believe. So moving forward base xbox consoles are getting giped
That's a good thing
Reboot, start of with a remaking of the first Halo :)
Loved Halo 5. I just want much more variety of enemies. I've grown quite sick of the Covenant and the forerunners, I realize they integral to the story BUT come on, give me some new bad guys to fight. A make buck part of Master Chief s team...
I'm half way through Halo Wars 2 and trust me, the enemy that we'll be facing in Halo 6 is bad ass!
I hope so. I hope for new is my main thing. I sure hope we get some details and at the very least a teaser trailer at E3.
Why not a new IP?
Well, I'll believe it when I see it. Lack of spitscreen really disappointed me. The story was really disappointing too, would've been forgiven if the missions were actually fun, but they were lame. How many times must I kill the warden eternal?
how about microsoft let there single game studio create a brand new IP then maybe we will have more than Halo and Gears from these companies.
Acting like its one massive leap in gaming innovation adding splitscreen.
I hope it is four player splitscreen over two player. I had great fun with my friends playing back in the day on a 19 in tv and we all just had a 4 in screen to play on and now doing that with the kids would be great.
Just give me more Chief and less Locke, I hated how I only played as Chief for like 3-4 missions.
Halo 5 wouldve sold lots more it it had splitscreen. I know many many people that did not buy it because it lacked splitscreen and I am sure there were many more.
finally God dammit!
Great change. My friends and I always play through the Halo campaigns via split-screen. I remember hearing about the news for Halo 5 and it felt like no one cared saying lan is dead and there is no point if you can just play online.
Hopefully the campaigns are good too. Halo 5's story was ass.
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