Despite openly expressing his love for Halo and Modern Warfare, and despite comparing Bungie and Infinity Ward to the son of God, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has called upon both developers to explore new horizons with their games.
I love the Halo series and I'm happy that they're continuing it.
I've wanted something "different" from Bungie since the crappy ending of Halo 2. Not everyone is still devoted to Halo series, so there's no reason why Bungie can't branch out into other IPs.
Would love a quasi-class-based RPG game based on the Halo Universe with a quasi-open-world. Lots of quasi in there, but only because going all the way with one or the other I think wold detract too much from the Halo Universe as it is. I've never been much for FPS games, but I think going a different direction with the same Universe will bring in more gamers, possibly who will try out the previous and future games in the FPS arena.
Uhh ... I want more Halo games. I don't care what people like GWAVE say. Keep doing what your doing Bungie, you're good.
@GWAVE "Not everyone is still devoted to Halo series" ok, that comment didn't make any sense. halo 3 is the most played console video game today. now how is everyone not still devoted to the halo series? you should have put, "I'm not still devoted to Halo series". and i heard that halo reach is going to be a sandbox game anyways. but why would you change a good thing. you stick to the motto..."If it's not broke, DON'T FIX IT."
"now how is everyone not still devoted to the halo series? you should have put, "I'm not still devoted to Halo series"" now how is everyone not still devoted you say he should say he's not devoted but that would mean not everyone is devoted to the halo series which is what he said.... that not everyone was still devoted... (and he is one of the ppl no longer devoted to the series) lol that was hard work
@peeps wow you need a brain check. he's implying it on a big scale of gamers, with the artical too(not just himself) and if bungie doesn't change it people will stop playing it. just because it's simalar to the the older ones, people are not playing it anymore? which doesn't make sense because, like i said it's the most played console video game today. and halo 3 came out 2 years ago. read the artical, understand it, then read the post before you post. which brings me to the main point, more people bought and played halo 3 then halo 1 & 2. so i say again, he should have put, "I'm not still devoted to Halo series".
I agree they should try new things within the Halo Universe...but I also agree they should be making the Halol FPS's. They are just the best when it comes to level design, gameplay mechanics, polish, balance and features. I can't wait for Halo: Reach =P
Bungie do what you do best.
make a halo fps for the rest of their lives lol
waseem335 you're, let them make their millions at what they are good at. if it's not broke, don't fix it.
halo is on top. bungie keep going. and who the [email protected] is pitchford and who gives a damn what he thinks.
Randy Pitchford is the guy who has brought us Half-Life, Counter Strike, Halo: Combat Evolved, Counter Strike: Condition Zero, and Brothers in Arms. He definitely has a lot of experience with a wide array of FPS games, so he definitely has the credentials to talk in this manner on the subject. Way more than you or I will ever have.
If I'm not mistaken he's involved in the next Halo.Gearbox and Bungie are about to unleash a can of whip azz.
Randy Pitchford nor Gearbox is in anyway associated with the next Halo project or any Halo project. Corrine Yu who was a programmer and engine developer at Gearbox was hired by Microsoft Gaming Studios to work on their internal Halo project and that's where the rumor started.
He's definitely entitled to say what he has but people get so defensive over any mention of Halo not being completely perfect that it's getting silly. I like Halo, used to love it actually, and I'd love to see Bungie either push the universe themselves beyond cosmetic changes(as with ODST whre basic gameplay is still very familiar but as a FPS what can they do?) or even to different, new IPs as they clearly have the talent. Who knows, if they do go to a different idea/game then when they returned to Halo they might be in a position to take it places noone has even thought of right now. Halo's a great franchise but should it really be sacreligeous to say we'd like to see either it or Bungie doing some new things? That desn't mean he/anyone doesn't like Halo , does it?
love bungie and w/e they are up 2 if halo games is what they want 2 do then let it be
doesnt gearbox also make FPS only? They should shut up, as most their games are just ports of FPS. Their first game was HL: opposing force, which was good, and they made themselves with valves engine. guy above, your wrong about randy. He didnt bring us those game, he brought ports of those games. Their game was opposing force and the brothers in arms series. He only worked on ports of half life and halo. And they made counter strike: condition zero, which is the crappy version taht no one liked.
Is it just me or is he actually taking jabs at both developers? He's been saying all E3 that Gearbox is taking risks with Borderlands and how much diversity Gearbox brings to the first person genre. I think he's actually being snide but maybe that's just me.
I'd like to see them do something else at some point but to be honest I'm perfectly content with more Halo!
Oh Snaps!!.. Its Halo Cart time.. and COD Golf.. Then Halo vs COD fight game.. Come on they arent allowed to do anything different.. MS would be mad its not a FPS..
I mean...one-trick pony anyone? =/ Would be cool to see what else can come out of them besides Halo....
one-trick pony?lol yeah man they are just banking on their success.Halo is one of the most popular and highest selling games in history so why stop making them.
I don't see why they can't commit some resources to new IP. Look at big time devs like Bioware who are all over the place with RPG's on the DS to MMO's. IW and Bungie's name and reputation alone will carry whatever new IP they come up with.
Maybe if Gearbox commited to one or two franchises you guys would have some megahits on your hands. Instead you milk franchises (see Brothers In Arms)and spread your dev talent over multiple IP's at once. With multiple iterations of the game (i.e. Brothers in arms) on every known device and yet you still don't make a decent game save for the first one of the IP which was good, but could have been great had you devoted the proper resources to the title. Don't get pissed and cry over others success. You just sound jealous. You have the talent to make a huge mega hit game, you just have to be willing to commit the resources and man power to create it...and not worry about launching the game out on every system. Focus on one or two platforms.
I thought the same thing after reading this. Good post.
They just have to stop making (or at least changing their priority) those prequel kinda things (ODST and probably Reach) and start making a game which tells what happened after Halo 3. I've just finished it today and I was like; so? Like I've said when the Halo 2 ended. But of course it's still better then the Halo 2's ending which after I saw it I immediatly popped Halo 3 in.
Waiting for a spiritual successor to Myth. They have shown they are capable of making a great game in a different genre. With all the money they have made off of Halo they should have been able to expand their team to a point that they can work on multiple projects. So it they want to keep making Halo games for the money grab then they can also make a new IP in a different genre. Myth is my favorite game of all time and as a fan of Bungie due to that game I hope they come out with something else besides an FPS which is a genre I don't really care much for. Also it would be nice if they make the game as the PC as it's primary patform so as to really push the envelope.
Well I for one desire a Halo: Combat Evolved quality campaign in Halo 4. The formula for Halo multiplayer has already been nailed down, so the only things left to do is get improved visuals, better AI than in Halo 3, and the aforementioned complaint.
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