TeamXbox writes: "Frank "Frankie" O'Connor has been in a Halo orbit for quite a few years now, having moved from the game-journalism side of the game industry to the product side. content manager at Bungie. More recently, he oversaw the creation and release of the "Halo Encyclopedia" and left Bungie to take a job at 343 Industries, Microsoft's internal group that maximizes efforts on the Halo franchise. O'Connor serves as 343's franchise development director.
I was able to get some face-to-face time with O'Connor during a recent visit to the Seattle area, and he was gracious enough to sit down with us to talk about the various components that make up the Halo franchise. We also delved into some Halo fantasy, though the fan community has gone to lengths to take some fantasies and make them a reality (even if they're realities that will remain unendorsed by 343).
What you'll read below is an edited transcript from that sitdown. And be sure to come back to check out the second Q&A we did with Frankie, which consisted only of Halo-related questions from TeamXbox readers."