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Why Is Microsoft Wasting Halo?

Halo is an amazing series with a fantastic world. So why are new games, spin-offs, and multimedia projects released so sporadically?

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Razzer119d ago

Meh. I'd rather see 343 try something entirely new. Give them room to flesh out their own imagination. Worked well for Guerilla Games.

Sonyslave3119d ago

lol Kill zone no where near halo in sales or popularity of course GG would have no problem walking away from it.

Razzer119d ago

And Halo isn't the same Halo since Bungie broke away. Neither in sales or popularity.

UCForce119d ago

Really ? Halo isn't the same anymore after Bungie left.

AspiringProGenji119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

Ok, Then explain how Naughty Dog can easily walk away from Uncharted and do something new?

Stogz119d ago

Wow you got shut down hard lol!

Yetter118d ago

@Razzer Thats BS dude. Halo is massively popular because of the multiplayer and Halo5 has the best MP the series has ever seen

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jaymacx119d ago

New ip doesn't just make something fresh and entertaining. If Nintendo can take a 30 yr old franchise and breathe new life into it, the same can be done for Halo. Problem with Halo is it hasn't evolved. A game executed the right way could change people's view of the franchise.

343_Guilty_Spark119d ago

Have you not played Halo 5. Saying it hasn't evolved is ludicrous. What do you want it to be a JRPG?

Allsystemgamer119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

Uh guilty

Evolution implies a good thing.

Halo 5 was not good. Just copied what other shooters were doing and slapped in halo. Plus it was ugly as f***. The 343 art style ALSO has divided fans.

All 343 has managed to do is divide the community.

Erik7357119d ago

Agreed, its not because Ip is old. IT's because the game isn't as good.

Not to say it hasn't changed, doesn't mean it's good changes.

VideoGameLab119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

You can't really compare Killzone to Halo. Killzone never was even close to the success Halo had. The Franchise is beyond Games. It has Comics, Books, TV Series, a lot of Merch, a huge Cosplay community and the most important thing: it has a freaking huge dedicated fanbase. Something Killzone never had. Just look at the last game. They basically killed the franchise. Why would you want to ride a burning train if you can jump off and make something new?

343i will make Halo games and this is what fans want. No other FPS this gen has the level of Content, polish and competitive focus Halo has. People play Halo games for years after even the next game comes out. Why would you drop a successful franchise like this? Would Nintendo drop Mario or Zelda? NO, people buy Nintendo consoles for those games, just like people buy XBOX consoles for Halo, Gears and Forza.

They could go the God of War route and ruin the franchise, just to make it into a movie game without any kind of unique gameplay. Make Master Chief third person, zoom in so you only see his back and give him a sword. Script the hell outta every level and make the player live a movie.

Razzer119d ago

God of war "ruined". Pfffft. Whatever dude.

I'm not saying drop Halo. That would be crazy. But nothing stopping them from expanding into new IP.

AspiringProGenji119d ago

Hahaha God of War "ruined." Get out of here dude. You haven't even played it. never mind it is Cory Barlog handling the series which it couldn't be in better hands.

UCForce119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

Oh really ? This new GOD of War is direct by GOW 2 director.

iDadio119d ago

The defence helmet is too tight if you think GoW is ruined, every one I played has been fantastic.

VideoGameLab118d ago

If you won't believe me, you should watch this video of a playstation guy:
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Christopher118d ago

***They could go the God of War route and ruin the franchise, just to make it into a movie game without any kind of unique gameplay. ***

Bit early to be saying such a thing, no?

Sunny_D118d ago

And that is why Halo 4and 5 are considered no where near as good as the Bungie Halo's? Halo 3 was the peak of the franchise. Halo has lost its edge and will most likely never gain it back. Worse reviews and lower sales are indicators of that.

Razzer118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Why do I care what some youtuber says? He hasn't played the game. Neither have you. Neither has anyone.

Stop posting. You are embarrassing yourself.

Godmars290118d ago

@Razzer:
Key words are "since joining Sony". They existed before Killzone, weren't formed to continue it, even if they only made forgettable Gameboy titles.

343 might have the talent to do more than wring a dry franchise drier, but by the example of Rare being left to rot for the longest, until MS stops trying to make everything into a online shooter, either noting is going to change or the results wont be worth much.

VideoGameLab118d ago

With half the install base, they managed to outsell Uncharted 4, Sonys biggest franchise atm. How is this considered bad?

Meanwhile Sony first party studios are forced to make Last of Us clones aka the new direction of GOW and Days Gone.
"Why do I care what some youtuber says? "
I don't know, maybe because he makes good points and has generally more knowledge about gaming than anyone I know of? Look at his other videos, this guy is a genius.

Its not my fault they didn't put in a child to make the story emotional and get better scores. They, for whatever reason, tried to have better Gameplay first. Something a lot of new games are missing. FUN addictive GAMEPLAY, plus the best MP in the franchise. Meanwhile other games give you cutscene after cutscene and have walkitalki segments all day and are considered groundbreaking GAMES. I miss the time when Gameplay was king.

Lime123118d ago

Do you have proof that Halo 5 outsold Uncharted 4? I have proof that U4 had better first week than H5 in UK ( 192k VS 150k) and UK is Xbox's second strongest market. If U4 outsold it there, then imagine sales in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan,...where Xbox One doesn't exist.

Razzer118d ago

Halo 5 did not outsell Uncharted 4. He has been spouting that lie for some time.

VideoGameLab118d ago

Ye true, they just had 16.5 million players last july because of.... nothing I guess. Lime told me every halo player uses 4 different accounts on his xbox, so its divided by 3-4 = around 5 million by his logic. According to him they sold around 5 million, even thought they did that after 3 months. GG that logic

Razzer118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Because of nothing? Why do you have to lie so much, dude? You know damn full well there was a free week last July for Halo 5.

"As mentioned last week, in celebration of the launch of Warzone Firefight, Halo 5: Guardians will be available free to download for anyone with Xbox Live Gold starting today and running to July 5! This will also be a great chance to buy the game if you haven’t done so already – Halo 5: Guardians will be available 50 percent off in the Xbox Store!"

https://majornelson.com/201...

DigitalRaptor118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

This guy again.. Why do you call ME a troll, when you troll like this?

"just to make it into a movie game without any kind of unique gameplay."
"Sony first party studios are forced to make Last of Us clones"

None of which are grounded in truth, and only written to irritate Sony fans.
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"Its not my fault they didn't put in a child to make the story emotional and get better scores."

Nothing but pre-emptive, salty nonsense from an Xbox fantroll who is mad that PlayStation exclusives are better rated and have won more game awards in the last 5 years than Xbox has won since it was established. Do you watch "genius" YouTube videos and then degrade your mind to the level of a pre-schooler to write comments on N4G?

VideoGameLab118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

16.5 million payers on FORGE

"During a panel at RTX 2016, 343 Industries revealed the official player count of Halo 5. It now numbers over 16.5 million gamers. Please note that this figure only represents the gamers who have played Forge. "

this is a one mode. What about the players that never used forge? What about the players that only go in for the SP?

"Nothing but pre-emptive, salty nonsense from an Xbox fantroll who is mad that PlayStation exclusives are better rated and have won more game awards in the last 5 years than Xbox has won since it was established. Do you watch "genius" YouTube videos and then degrade your mind to the level of a pre-schooler to write comments on N4G?Nothing but pre-emptive, salty nonsense from an Xbox fantroll who is mad that PlayStation exclusives are better rated and have won more game awards in the last 5 years than Xbox has won since it was established. Do you watch "genius" YouTube videos and then degrade your mind to the level of a pre-schooler to write comments on N4G?"

Also, love how this is coming from a guy that only plays on 1 system, trolling his way through this site and praising everything god sony does. #gottabeaslave

Razzer118d ago

Even then, the number of players does not equate to the number of copies sold since multiple players can use the same copy of a game in a household. Frank O'Connor revealed that Halo 5 sold ~5 million as of Jan 2016. And you come in here suggesting the game sold over 10 million between then and July. LOL. The free week boosted the numbers and you are dreaming up scenarios where Halo 5 outsold Uncharted 4 again. Your obsession is kind of strange.

Uncharted 4 sold 8.7 million. If Halo 5 had sold that many, we would know because MS would have sent Greenberg out to brag about it. More than likely Halo 5 hit less than 6 million. But go right ahead making shit up.

VideoGameLab118d ago

"More than likely Halo 5 hit less than 6 million"

I sure hope they announce the numbers. Halo games sell all gen. Meanwhile Uncharted is the number 1 game you find used over at gamestop. Halo gave the players 1 year worth of updates and new content. Of course people bought it after the free weekend and especially when it was discounted.

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343_Guilty_Spark119d ago

Tomb Raider with Covenant enemies and the new "Spartan Bow".

Erik7357119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

343 was literally made for halo lol...