The Halo Beta has taken Xbox Live by storm as we all knew it would. But Free Radical's Dave Doak believes there's now an enormous amount of pressure on Bungie to deliver the goods with Halo 3.
CVG recently caught up with Dave Doak during a Haze presentation at the Ubidays event in Paris. Doak was mainly there to show off his multiplatform FPS Haze but he gives a great interview and was only too happy to comment on the competition.
Doak's played the beta, and admits he's a bit rubbish at it, but sees it putting Bungie in a difficult position as far as the fans' expectations go. "From looking at forums and the feedback they're in a difficult position with the Beta. Well, they're in a great position because it's going to sell. But they're in a difficult position because they're now doing the third one. Some people liked the first one and some people liked the second one. Both sets of people now want the third one to be what they want."
When asked if he sees the Xbox 360 version of Haze getting lost into noise surrounding Halo 3, Doak replied, "Clearly on 360 you're going up against the juggernought that is Halo. It's wise to not be standing in the middle of the road when it comes towards you because there's nothing bigger on Xbox. In many ways Halo 3 has already won that battle before it's even really started."