Microsoft Game Studios head Phil Spencer told Edge on Wednesday that the firm has added a "group of industry heavy hitters" to its lineup, including former Kojima Productions assistant producer Ryan Payton, confirming recent rumors.
He'll be great PR person.
will he bring MGS4 to 360? I think not lol:D
i guess you dont wish the best luck for him? sad.....
He helped to Make MGS4 more appealing to westerns,now he might try to make halo more appealing to easterns,or maybe even trying to make halo MOAR appealing to westerns?!lol
I wish Payton the best of success on the Halo team cause I know he'll contribute meaningful work towards the next Halo. @Fruit Loops- Didn't you realize already? N4G is pretty much N4PSG (News for Playstation Gamers), if there's anything remotely positive about 360, it gets trashed and flame wars begin. The people that hit the disagree all know who they are.
This kinda puts to bed that rumor that MS would be getting out of the console business doesn't it. Doubt Payton and the others would have joined if they were. But a Great addition to the MS team! Oh and he's a Productions assistant producer not a PR guy.
Sonarus, what does Payton joining the Halo Crew have anything with MGS4 on 360? Absolutely nothing. Sigh. Whatever. And he was a great PR person with MGS4, kept fans in the loop with his podcasts and exhibited a true enthusiasm for the MGS franchise so there is no reason he won't do a good job here. This has nothing to do with FANBOY FVCKING WARS. It is merely a guy who does his job well, trying to be closer to his family; his old job with KP required that he continuously fly from California to Japan as he had to report to Kojima as well as oversee US localization of MGS4.
yea i know but i figured it was only a matter of time before someone said it and i wanted to say it first:) The guy said he wanted job closer to home and thats what he got so i'm happy for him i guess. Its a shame he won't be on MGS5 though because he definitely helped out in MGS4. I just hope whatever studio he joins microsoft doesn't shut it down to pay for price cuts and all:p
lee mis labios...IDIOTA
He plays a minor role in MGS4 and now he thinks he's the greatest thing in the entire world. What has he done beside being a Kojiami sidekick?
Don't be a clown Ryan Payton is awesome. When has he ever made a statement that even SLIGHTLY suggested he is into himself. Dude has the Japanese humbleness. His role on MGS4 was pretty major too. The game wouldn't be the same without him so yea payton is awesome. Is he greatest game maker ever? Possibly but doubtful. Is he a great addition to Halo staff possibly. Is this anything anyone should care about...NO
Japanese humbleness? LMAO.... that is the biggest pile of sh-t i have ever heard. he said he left konami to spend more time with his family....yet he goes to work for Microsoft. so he works for microsoft on their most important franchise to spend more time wiht his family? well if that doesn't tell u payton is full of sh-t then i don't know what does. japanese humbleness? no way.... after he left konami he said japanese devs were no longer innovative. so he leaves a japanese developer and THEN he knocks japanese developers as a whole.... if that's not a sign he's arrogant and into himself i don't know what is. payton is just a young white dude who thinks he's the sh-t (but isn't close to it of course). i can almost guarantee u halo 4 will be mediocre..... that's a guarantee. payton won't make a crap worths of difference.
Firstly, stop whining about N4G having more PS fans, last year it was the other way around. Now, on topic, I agreed, wish him luck on Halo team, even through I don't know very well what he is going to do. I know that the hole he had on MGS4 (westernize it) is not needed on Halo, but if they get him to a job, they should have their reasons.
lol his family lives close to where microsoft is...WTF lol. So he should say nah i would rather beg on the street than workin with Microsoft...get real man
On that note: If you can't beat'em, buy'em
He had to move from Japan because of an illness in his family,so for everyone calling him a sellout before-he's not! I wish him all the best over at microsoft!
Please don't let some crappy developer that worked on a crappy game start working for a great game like Halo! Just because this guy failed at making MGS4, doesn't mean he has the right to come and ruin yet another game: Halo. Must be Sony sending their crappy developers over to Microsoft to try and get Microsoft to make a bad game for once.. LOL, sony fails again.
thats exactly what i was going to say, good for him, and who cares where he goes next?? he did his job in MGS4 and thats it!! life didnt stop for MGS4!! life goes on!! wish him luck with the dying console!! but he will work with bungie so whether 360 succeed or not it wont matter to him because he is involved with halo game which all bots r dying on it(disney cartoon game style)
@Giantenemylobster Patton never worked for Sony.He worked for Konami.Be sure to edit that before you embarass yourself
he already embarrass himself to the world
...Why does everything that spews out of your mouth garbage? Anyway, I wish this guy luck. I respect anyone who cares for their parents and takes care of them.
I dont agree with Lobster on his comment but if what spews out of his mouth all the time is garbage I would say what comes out of yours is usually something close to biohazardous waste
Wait, wait wait. Lobster, you just called MGS4 a bad game? Halo is actually the most over rated game ever, plus it has the most ignorant of fanboys going. Nearly everyone I have spoken too, even some of the more hardcore Xbox fanboys all agree MGS4 blows Halo away. Halo CE = good. Halo 2 = ok. Halo 3 = bad. God knows what the other 4 halo games will be like. And one developer, out of a team of hundreds joins a rival team. Who actually cares? Did he make MGS4 the awesome game it is single-handedly, no.
It's only garbage because you don't comprehend half of my comments. :-/
That was your rebuttal?? lol at least you admit you spew garbage so i'm happy
...You're an idiot. :) That's not what I said. I said it's only garbage to you because you can't comprehend it. Anyone who doesn't praise the 360 as the second coming of Christ is always spewing garbage. Get a life dude.
he is nice guy MS did good job to get him.
Instead of buying new studios it seems MS is just trying to create one of the best around by taking the best people from the most respected studios
Yea by getting a lot of assistant producer instead of the Lead Producer He is getting Payton not Kojima
Instead of buying new studios it seems MS is just trying to create one of the best around by taking the best people from the most respected studios Omega M$ didn't take Ryan Paton from Konami he left to take care of his mother who is sick maybe that was the closest gaming company cloest to his mothers house
Yes, it's good for one studio. But can one studio alone provide all that 360 needs? Becuase having a hyper Halo studio don't gona save them those dollars on bribes for DLC... That isn't bad move, but for sure not the best one. After closing so many studio, they should have been investing to open new ones.
I think one of the Halo projects is the realistic 3rd person tactical Halo marine game and Payton will be working on it.
what role he'll play with the development of the next halo.
Good luck with Ms
Great.Ryan Patton did a great job with Metal Gear Solid 4 and it was terrific.I see Patton having a great career ahead of him now that he is with MS.
Hey look, 360 will be getting MSG! lol TRAITOR!!!!!!!
I like how you think PURE KIDDY AND FANBOYISH
Noone can take a joke on this site. Its unreal. I hope everyone lost money on the stock market this week with your Sony/MS stocks.
Also...Mr. Pennywise... I'm a huge fan. I love your work.
he wanted to stay in USA. now he has a great job too.
+1 bubble for the best comment out of all this pile of crap above and below. I wish Ryan good luck as well. I'm sure he left Kojima on a good note.
will have a story worth watching now
they story in halo doesn't become like the trash they used for mgs.
@xi Its not too difficult.Just pay attention and anyone can understand the MGS story.I dont care if you hate whoever you hate,but MGS has a magnificent story twenty years in the making
Between Chaos an order (and its efect on humanity) from the viewpoint of a dying tool of fate is worse than: Look aliens wanna kill us! shoot, shoot, Oh noes zombies! shoot shoot, Aliens wanna acivate a weapon to destroy zombies and us aaaaaghhhh! (I like the halo universe background but the storyline for the games are really lame, you could see most of the supposed twists coming a mile away besides the fact that everything that happened was way too convenient. The gameplay on the other hand is awesome.)
Trash? MGS? Lauging Octopus would beg to differ. That was one of the coolest battles I've ever been in.
Kojima has the inane ability to rip people off and it's fanboys will eat it up like no other. It's a trash story with, the philosphy is dubious, pointless and wrong in almost all cases, but for some stupid reason people think it's "deep". The characters are as flat as those found in any of the halo franchises comic books, there's no difference between Strong military dude MC and Strong military dude snake. Everything from character designs to music to story is stolen from other writers, artists and developers. And it suffers from 3 hour long cutscenes. Give me a break Halo's story > MGS story. Grey, you obviously missed the point of both stories.
"there's no difference between Strong military dude MC and Strong military dude snake" Erm, I suppose a strong military MC dude has a virus in him that could devastate the world, has nanomachines in his body, amongst the best in CQC, has a mullet, unable to reproduce(but still have sex), a clone of the greatest soldier ever, and can take out the entire [email protected] B&B corp. I doubt you've even played the game. The CS between snake and naomi in south america alone shows snakes character ;-). Ah, and so what if everything was stolen? Do you know how many times the whole kill aliens and save the world storyline is? Space Marines have been around way before Halo 3. We're far enough in the future that practically every idea has been taken. Like(I believe Picasso said) Good artists copy, great artists steal.
Yes, everything except the virus. Instead he had AI shoved into his brain, was put on experimental chemicals to enhance his body, the best in the USC spartan program, has red hair and is incredibly lucky, actually the only reason he became a spartan was because of a coin toss in which he called it. He was able to destroy the entire flood on his own. MGS copied... lets see, the music is sviridov's winter road, the character is snake from escape from new york, and the story is a mash up of ian flemming novels and assorted manga... and like the liquid snake arm thing... lol. I've played every MGS except 4, and 2 and 3 sucked balls, metal gear was good solid and twin snakes on the gamecube were okay. The story in halo > mgs any day.
Space marine we know nothing about (and really don't care to) that have to shoot aliens (or whatever moves). Future (still in earth) War veteran, genetic clone of a Cold War veteran, that have to deal with moral choises in war, deal with being a clone, fighting and helping people closely related to him, being part of a conspiracy without know and while trying to fight such conspiracy and that have to complete missions logical to the story objectives (many times, without giving one single shot). Yes, they are about equal! [/sarcasm]
lol, snake is a space marine.. he just has not got round to wearing his suit yet. lol... they are both great characters. who would win who, well thats a tuff one, but based on what is said about MC in the books i would put my bet on him. If you think Mc is just a regular guy in a suit, then you need to go read the books. everything about him is enhanced in some way. he has to be to wear the suit. in fact post of the kids that went through the enhancement process died from it. anyway, they are both great stories. There is a lot more to the halo story in the books and i wish they would bring some of that story into the games. MC has some very tuff moral issues to deal with. for example deciding if SG Johnson lives or dies ( this is before halo 3 ). but anyway...
They need to improve the weapons in halo and make it faster. Its so lathergic and boring.
You can just say "slow". I mean, I'm not a grammar Nazi, but have some sense of context man. I'd only expect that kind of words in college essays.
Microsoft is going all out with this halo team 360/PC ;) owners are in for a treat.
When you shut down ensemble you aint going for the best. Now my question is when does Rare go on the chopping block.
I'm sure Rare's days will be numbered depending on the success of Banjo and Kazooie (I think that's how you spell it....)
all I want from you payton is to tell bunjie to do an amazing halo game like HALO 1 cause halo 1 was legendary,one of the best games I've ever played don't get me wrong halo 2 was fantastic halo 3 was good but not great halo 1 co-op never gets old and each level is pure epicness,i'll never forget those awesome battles
Halo 1 wasn't that great. Each hallway was recycled. That was lame.
Halo 1 was the best. yes the did re-cycle the hall ways. the difference was within the context of the game it made sense. and most of the time there was so much going on you didn't notice it. and those hallways made for some really great battles. facing a hunter in that confined space made for some great action. or how about hearing the footsteps of a pack of grunts. then bouncing a nade of the doorway before you see them. next thing you here " look out ! " then it blows, sets off all the sticky nades the first dead grunt drops, and kills everything else. look round the corner and its dead bodies flying straight at you..... along with a live sticky nade. before you know it, it blows up in your face and you have to give it another try. halo repeated a lot of things, but it pulled them off with out making them feel repetitive. thats the key.
Stupid mgs4 related comments.
Halo 3 didnt feel like Halo and now with a whole new dev team its bound to just be a different game. Kind of a roll of the dice considering its the consoles biggest IP.
*looks at username* *remembers post history* *shakes head* *puts on ignor*
Have faith in Bungie man. They put out great work, even if its rehashed sometimes. Halo 3 didn't live up to my expectations of leaps and bounds like how Halo 2 from Halo, however Halo 3 was still a solid game and I play it even to this day. (it makes me feel better when I can't aim well in CoD4) Maybe the Halo franchise might need a bit of fresh air to gain back the momentum that made Halo such a huge hit back last-gen.
"He also aided in the actual design of Metal Gear Online and Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops" Since he worked on Metal Gear Online, I can see why he's joining the halo team. If I recall, they said they were going to make a third person shooter, with strategic elements? And Since he helped make Metal Gear Online, that's a pretty big pointer, seeing as MGO And MGS4 are all about strategy.
wow, now there's a nice catch MS, your lucky to have such a great mind working for you.... he's no Kojima, but he's great with the PR and the western elements in action games
I just hope they don't change the next fps game. They can do whatever they want with an RPG or a third person version but do not try to change the next fps version of Halo. The gameplay and control is already perfect.
Just like how Kungfu Panda was a perfect KungFu themed animation.