XboxLifeStyle writes: "In news that may anger many Halo fans, Bungie has revealed that Halo 3: ODST was ready for shipment by May, but has been held back from release with no extra bug fixes or updates."
microsoft have screwed with bungie quite a bit in recent years to the extent bungie have complained to gaming journalists on more than one occasion about microsoft and then leaving microsoft to become a third party studio,microsoft should remember that bungie single handidly saved the xbox
i know die hard halo fans will get this game but i am by no means excited about a game that is graphically 2006...
It's great to see that devs put extra available time and effort into polishing game as best as they can. /here be ironies
MS may have still had enough control to delay the game, but who's choice was it to just sit on the game till now?
this may interest you. http://www.gametrailers.com... 12.30 min and 16.50 min....
That was a very informative video, man. Honestly, we all knew the game was going to be easy to make. It's built on the existing Halo 3 engine, and even though Microsoft are complete assholes and didn't allow Bungie to continue working on ODST, it still seems to be a very enjoyable experience. Just from that gameplay, the Firefight mode looks very entertaining. Halo 3: ODST was created to finally end the trilogy, and allow Bungie to show off their new project. It's probably one of the best marketing attempts in gaming. Even if you own all of the Halo 3 maps, I'm sure you'd still pick this up. I however, do not own the maps. I believe the only map pack I bought was the heroic map pack, so this is a steal for me. Not only do I get an entirely new Halo experience, but I receive everything from the multiplayer aspect of Halo 3. All in all, even though we know it's been done since may, the game still seems to be very enjoyable, and honestly, I think that's all that matters. Not to mention it's nice they focused on a deep story for Halo 3: ODST.
This looks like it was completed in May of 2005
...Final Fantasy XIII is being held back in non-Japan regions for no real reason too.
^ Google the word LOCALIZATION. Thanks.
as much as i like halo, bungie can keep this one
that is so sad
First being the one, mentioned. More copies will be sold near the holiday season. But the second reason is probably so Microsoft has a more respectable looking line up for the fall compared to the competition. I mean the fall line up would definitely look thinner without ODST. I'm looking forward to seeing Halo Reach though.
If ya cant tell that underwhelmo 3: ODST is simply a 30 min DLC made to suck the hell out of your wallet, than youre fking stupid and deserve to be fking RIPPED off.
underwhelmo 3: ODST??? That F***in pathetic, I agree with the rest of your post though, il rent it just to see what happen's to the ODST's. Why did Bungie go against their own rule's, why can ODST's jump that high and take that damage and beat down a ****** brute. They're giving Spartan's a bad name by letting ODST's be as good as them except for the shield. <= only differance
You can do better than that, can't you? I take that back, you probably can't. You're the kind of person who shouldn't try to make up his own insults. Stick with Gaylo and RRoDST
It's because they are still trying to test the game as all the Xbox 360's that try to play this game get RROD.
I can understand Microsofts stance over selling the game later in the year, however deciding not to fix bugs or add updates when they have had months of opportunity is appalling.
There's nothing wrong with announcing that the game was made by May. They've been polishing up the game since then and decided to have it release in the holiday. Also, how exactly do you know they haven't been ironing out the game? The only glitches that were shown were the ones from Halo 2, that did nothing to the game. Getting out of the map? "OH noez!! Not that!" EDIT: Yes, it is an extreme chore right now. I've had an hour of sleep due to insomnia and I have class in about 3 hours. Also, these glitches that are reported to be in the game, only consist of being in the single player aspect. Multiplayer is yet to be confirmed on anything.
If you read the article, you would know that there HASN'T been any bug fixes or updates. It's even in the summary....is reading really such a chore? Edit: Point being, in the video clip, Brian Jarrard admitted that they didn't have the "luxury" of refining/tweaking/updating the game since they finished it back in May.
Then yes, I am fully against this, then. Microsoft's just being an ass. Also, if the glitches in Halo 3: ODST are actually glitches to get outside of the map, then I think there's probably a reason as to why they're there. Halo 2 had one in the single player game, and it allowed you to obtain the scarab gun and a giant soccer ball.
I think you are talking about the article with the glitch vids...this one isn't focusing on glitches....it is just stating that game was finished back in May and it hasn't been worked on since.
Well the article stated it was finished by May.That would mean its been debugged too for the most part right? Im sure there will still be some.All games do.Using the same Halo 3 engine probablly means debugging was fairly easy."Ready for shipment"...Means everything was DONE. So they finished it up to 4 months ago?? Oh well.Its a better business decision to advertise and launch it during the "game season". How many other games are done but got release dates pushed back as a business decision? MW2 is holding me up from playing Bioshock 2!!! I applaud Valve for keeping L4D2 on schedule.
I believe you hit the nail on the head. The video that was posted above said that Bungie was able to showcase the final game and they were able to not worry so much on bugs and glitches that would normally be shown in a demo. In my eyes, the game has been ironed out pretty well. Also, I believe most games are done months before they're released. Most developers say they're ironing out bugs, but I'm about 95% sure that most of the bugs are ironed out before they announce this. It just makes sense to release the games during the holiday season. From my understanding, Killzone 2 was done in November or December of 2008. I'm sure Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is done, and a few others are probably done.
Thank You Arnon. Theres alot more to the game industry than just making the actual game. Timing is key.Time to ramp up the advertising campaign is needed.A whole lot of boring,behind the scenes stuff is nessesary. I know fans may be upset,but Bungie knows they got your business. They would prefer to get more.
"Also, I believe most games are done months before they're released." You believe wrong. At least where I work, we push it to the last minute to make sure our product is quality. Many devs go up to the wire to keep polishing their product. If Bungie was prevented by MS from fixing issues for the last 4 - 5 months, that's just terrible any way you slice it.
Dumbass move tellin people its been ready since May
Bungie is always honest with their fans, this is what will keep them going after they leave the Halo franchise. They have a really big fanbase.
And they still managed to release it sub HD and glitch filled. What the hell do these guys do? Seriously.
Snap. Saaking, that's a lot of trolling, bud.
Good job putting up 4 days of my history, but what's the point
Why did Bungie go against their own rule's, why can ODST's jump that high and take that damage and beat down a ****** brute. They're giving Spartan's a bad name by letting ODST's be as good as them except for the shield. <= only differance
But maybe its because MS manipulates the fanbase of game franchises. Does whatever it can to be popular, even if that something is at the sacrifice of a product's quality. Yes Bungie could have cleaned up ODST, but they're getting ridden so hard by MS - even after buying themselves out from under the company - to get Reach up and running they didn't have the time.
In Halo ODST you can jump from great heights only taking little damage, still regenerates health (just a little harder), jump pretty high (while shooting no less), and glide along at a brisk pace. The only big thing they said was removed was dual wielding????? Really? Of all things that can be removed to make the player feel more 'normal' and they pick the easiest thing for ANYONE to do. Here I just picked up a hat and my cup... there I am dual wielding. Apparently that is too difficult for these SHOCK TROOPERS. They also removed the radar. Why? All a Spartan needs for that is a visor... which you HAVE IN ODST. Infact its an advanced visor that highlights enemies... so Spartans are so 'great' because they have better equipment? Please.
It really is ridiculus, I think's Spartan's should have the ability to sprint at those hight speed's they're supposedly capable of, Odst's should not be allowed to be hit ( the Plasma melt's them lol), I know COD does it this to but what is the point on the Last three game's shield if a regular un enhanced human with no Special suit or anything (MJOLNIR)is a match for him.