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ODST really does mark end of Bungie Halo

Bungie has told Eurogamer there really are "no plans" for new Halo 3 content beyond Halo 3: ODST after all.

That familiar stance was temporarily upended this week by game producer Allen Murray, who said the studio would work on Halo 3 for "probably" two more years.

"We'll never say never, but currently Bungie has no plans to make new Halo 3 content beyond the release of ODST," Bungie told Eurogamer. "We will, however, continue to support the Halo 3 online experience with regular updates to matchmaking playlists and wield the Banhammer as needed.

"With Forge and the Mythic map Sandbox we're already seeing the community stepping up to create some great new maps and gametypes that will offer more variety and longevity to the game down the road.

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MegaMohsi3131d ago

He said Halo 3? That doesn't mean they're gonna stop developing Halo all together.

JeffGUNZ3131d ago

Yeah, that's exactly what I thought. At this point, Microsoft can take a dump in a box and label "Halo" and millions will buy it. It would only make sense to make another.

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rhood0223131d ago

@above

You know, I never actually thought people could be uninformed about Halo Wars but I was at Gamestop on Tuesday (Resistance Retribution and Chinatown Wars FTW!) and two kids, maybe 14 or 15, were buying a used copy of Halo 3. At the register, one said "hey, get Halo Wars too. Have you seen the commercial? It's like a Gears-style Halo." The other kid said, "I played the demo and it didn't seem like Gears. But maybe it's like it later on?"

Luckily, the sales guy told them it was a 100% RTS and not a "Gears-style Halo". They still bought it--just "to try it out." At that point I was thinking to myself, why not Gamefly it or rent it to "try it out." Instead, you drop $60 in the hopes you like it?

morganfell3130d ago

Bungie is done for the most part with HALO. They will being doing some monitoring and a few map packs but HALO ODST is the last real project for the Bungie as regards HALO. Of course that game is in trouble because Christian Allen has been brought up from Red Storm. With his record of single handedly ruining Ghost Recon and assisting John Slaydon in destroying Rainbow 6 I am not holding my breath.

HALO 4 is now in the hands of Gearbox.

u got owned3130d ago (Edited 3130d ago )

@ 1.2 and 1.3

I think it's save to say that most of the people who bought the game were Halo fans and knew what they were buying. I know for sure that all 17 of my friend who bought it knew the game was a 100% RTS.

PotNoodle3130d ago

"At this point, Microsoft can take a dump in a box and label "Halo" and millions will buy it"

Yeah.. halo wars..

Mikerra173130d ago

is ODST a new game or a map pack type of thing

PotNoodle3130d ago

ODST is a new game, just it is in the halo 3 universe. It'll be released on disc.

edgeofblade3130d ago

@rhood: Those kids got what was coming to them... exposed to a new genre. They'll get over it and probably grow up a little from the experience...

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...nah...

skip2mylou3130d ago (Edited 3130d ago )

i laugh at the disagrees people do buy halo wars just cause they think it is an FPS. and they will get pissed finding out that its a RTS.

aldesko3130d ago

"I think it's save to say that most of the people who bought the game were Halo fans and knew what they were buying. I know for sure that all 17 of my friend who bought it knew the game was a 100% RTS."

You count how many of your friends bought a game? I would've stopped after 5.

Hip Hop Shamer3130d ago

thier still gonna do halo games. they would be foolish not to.

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SIdepocket3131d ago

This series needs a "reboot." I have high expectations for Halo 4 and I hope Microsoft has the sense to give it to a new developer.

edgeofblade3130d ago

It won't be called Halo 4. I don't know why people insist on just tacking on the next number. The story at the end of Halo 3 had a very definitive ending, and if the Legendary bit at the end is any indication, it's the beginning of a whole new arc.

But people want to cheapen Halo by making it look like MS is milking it. Couldn't be farther from the truth. Halo Wars was a great game and Halo Kart isn't going to happen.

manwich253131d ago

Halo 4 should be done by Gearbox

Eiffel3131d ago

They ported Halo CE, I don't really see them developing the next Halo title. Same goes with Hired Gun who ported Halo 2.

Spike473131d ago

I'm sure they are talented enough for that.

ElementX3131d ago

I want a new developer to freshen up the series. I'm tired of the been there, done that feeling I get from halo. Same graphics, same weapons, same enemies.

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