Recently the developers of the upcoming Haze were very negative toward Halo 3 saying,
"It's about what's happening in the world today - it's ludicrous, and how can you make something that doesn't reflect that? Well, you could bury your head in the sand and make Halo 3, but the fact of the matter is there are more important things at stake."
Basically the game haze is supposed to be somewhat reminiscent of current events, or could be considered "a modern warfare "satire" in standard first-person shooter's clothing", as kotaku.com put it.
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