Bungie: Halo: Reach for Us Is Not Halo 4

Bungie has reaffirmed Halo: Reach as a standalone entry for the series, stating that both spiritually and in terms of content, "Halo: Reach for us is not Halo 4."

"It's not a continuation of the Master Chief story, nor is it the start of a new trilogy. For us, it's a completely standalone game," says executive producer Joseph Tung.

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-Alpha3220d ago

I thought of it as Halo 4 simply because of the hype and amount of work they are putting into Reach.

No doubt Reach is going to be the biggest Bungie project since Halo 3. As for Halo 4, I suppose it will make a good alternative. Considering the fact that Reach will "upset hardcore fans" as Bungie said it, it is interesting to see how Bungie is alternating between different styles.

Regardless, the Halo universe is very interesting and very impressionable. Maybe one day Bungie can do something different (and multiplatform) but Halo is pretty much a household name this generation and the game is easily iconic so no doubt that it's going to go on for a long, long time.

thebudgetgamer3220d ago (Edited 3220d ago )


edit:thank you.

deadreckoning6663220d ago (Edited 3220d ago )

WOW, so technically that means that there can be another Halo since Reach is a new franchise in itself. Same that thing that IW wanted ta do by not including Call of Duty in the title of Modern Warfare 2.

@Dance- Please no. I hope Reach exceeds Modern Warfare 2 to the point that IW is forced to revamp their franchise considerably. Modern Warfare 2 is STILL a campfest IMO.

edhe3220d ago

Anyone thinking that it was Halo4 obviously missed the end of Halo3 legendary.

Bungie have a massive universe to play with in the Halo universe, the Chief's story is the endpoint for the covenant conflict, Reach is nearer the start. There are plenty of stories that can happen in the covenant war [just look at the short stories coming out on the dvd/waypoint] not to mention the colonial wars pre-covenant which the spartan-IIs were made for in the first place - and then there's the forerunner's stories, nevermind the stories that could take place after the Chief in the new glactic order with the prophets defeated, Brutes shamed and the elites set free.

Compare this to gears of war for instance, which has a backstory with the pendulum wars, the renaissance before that etc - but it was never really explained what all of these things really meant, or whether or not Sera is their origin planet or if the Human race in Gears is
space-capable but bound to Sera due to the wars.

The Halo universe has been fleshed out as much as it really needs to be to become close to the star wars universe for having extra fiction able to be written in, take KOTOR, Jedi Knight etc etc. I believe Mass Effect's universe is at least as vibrant as those other two. It's easily imaginable to see many different timelines and/or gametypes in that universe - i'd love the people that made freespace or freelancer to get their hands on the ME IP for a trilogy of their own.

Gotta love serious game universes :)

cervantes993220d ago

I agree with you in regards to the Mass Effect Universe being incorporated into a Freespace type of game. That could be EPIC with a great back story.

Have a bubble for your foresight.


baum3220d ago

Pre-emptive damage control.

markbob3220d ago (Edited 3220d ago )

do you really need to actually read that article. They are talking about hardcore fans that read the "source material."

This is because Bungie is not going to completely follow the "canon" set out in the book "Fall of Reach."

I am interested in what Bungie may create next outside of the Halo universe

webeblazing3220d ago

of course its not they said it wasnt and im glad this is bungie last halo and that they telling how it started b4 they hand the series over cause i think the can do more and i think they got a lot of ideas that wouldnt fit with halo ( i know they gotta be tried of making halo games) game play

Christopher3220d ago

Perhaps not due to the storyline, but I'm hoping that the gameplay really makes it a completely different Halo game rather than just Halo 4 or Halo 3: ODST 2.

DTClown3220d ago

that Halo 4 has been in production for over 2 years now at GearBox. Halo Reach is not Halo 4. Halo 4 will be Halo 4. Someone go put Randy on the spot and watch him squirm. =)X

Chubear3220d ago

they want to go out in a bang. They've had to play ball w/ MS and throw forth a very kiddy experience time after time while they see other developers pushing new stuff I'm sure they wanted done in halo.

This halo is the one game I think they feel they can just go as they have always wanted to do before it goes solely into MS's new Halo development studio.

I found this statement from a Bungie developer - "..Of immediate note will be a darker, more gritty world where enemies are scary rather than animated children's toys." to be very telling indeed.

Finally, Halo steps into Big Boy territory.

edhe3220d ago

Why thank you!

ME's rich universe wets my pants.

Government Cheese3220d ago

I still hope master chief makes at least an appearance.. maybe at least playing as him in the final level or something, that would be sick

Convas3220d ago

Did Chubear just make a comment that made sense and showed cohesive thought processes? How could this be?! What's the hell is going on here?!??!?! APOCALYPSE NOW!!!! Proves that even a Troll can make sense when He wants to.

OT: Ermmmm, Halo 4, or it's equivalent is currently under development by 343 Industries for release on the Next Xbox Console (Launch Title FTW). Anyone who thought Reach is Halo 4 spiritually (or story-wise for my lesser brained associates) has clearly been living under a rock.

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Xflopped-3+6=09years3220d ago (Edited 3220d ago )

milkage confirmed.

"Of immediate note will be a darker, more gritty world where enemies are scary rather than animated children's toys."
"animated children's toys"

You mean...power rangers?

Dance3220d ago

Halo Reach is going to be this year's Modern Warfare 2

-Alpha3220d ago

And what makes you think that?

Reach already has a beta which, for the multiplayer, already makes it so much more better than MW2.

As for the SP, I trust Bungie more than I do with IW.

The fact that it's exclusive also makes me think otherwise.

Solidus187-SCMilk3220d ago (Edited 3220d ago )

but im sure REACH will be of better quality and more substance.

It wont be all kill streaks and Flashy Icons. Reach online will take some skill and teamwork. Ohh and will have less glitches and FAR better support.

Im sure it will have great co-op features and Im wondering if it will still offer 4 player splitscreen online matchmaking like halo 2,3. etc.

Also the SP will be more than 5 hrs long.

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GeoramA3220d ago

I wonder if will even be close to HD this time...doubt it.

Karooo3220d ago

come on bungie take 3 DVDS if you want but make it equal to PS3 standards.

I know there is another halo coming in 2011 and another one when xbox 720 launches.

But atleast give the bots a great halo game they are waiting since 2009 for games.

nefertis3220d ago

halo 1 and 2 was awesome but after that the franchise seem stale to me. Playb3yond.

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