343's Frank O'Connor talks Halo Waypoint: not for every game

Halo Waypoint has launched, bringing all things Halo to your Xbox 360 via Xbox Live. You download the application, and you can use it to track your achievements in all the Halo titles, and even earn clothing items for your Avatar by playing your existing games. Starting on November 7, you'll be able to watch episodes of the upcoming Halo Legends series.

This is a whole lot of support for one game-so how big does a franchise need to be before it gets the royal treatment on Xbox Live? Frank O'Connor, Halo's franchise development director at 343 studios, told Ars that it's important to both be a popular series, as well as having a world that gives you enough content to support a destination on the dashboard. "Folks don't like clutter, so I doubt you're going to see one of these for every game or even Franchise-and it's quite an investment of people, time and resources," he explained. "We're lucky that Halo has a loyal audience and a wide variety of content-books, animation, user generated stuff. We have effectively infinite stuff to choose from and that's not going to be the case for every game."

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