CNET reports that gamers at the invitation-only preview of Halo 3 on Friday had mixed feelings about the game. One complaint was that the graphics weren't as impressive as hoped for and were "not much different than the previous Halo."
Microsoft Game Studios head, Shane Kim, had high hopes though. He believed that it will be bigger than Halo 2 and that along with Spider-Man 3 and the new Harry Potter book, will "be one of the three biggest consumer entertainment events of the year ... This is going to be a huge competitive advantage for us. Sony has nothing like it."
Craig Davison, Microsoft's Director of Marketing, added that, "the publicity surrounding Halo 3 should also spur some consumers to run out and buy an Xbox 360."