Develop: "Brian Jarrard looks back on a decade of Halo, Microsoft, and the thirst for independence.
I am glad that they have an opportunity to show there talent and make a game with no restrictions or input from the publisher.
imo bungie should be a little more thankful to microsoft. They made them what they are. Hopefully they don't regret their decision, and I hope their next series is as awesome as halo is.
you are dead WRONG its bungie who made the crap box popular amongst generic shooter fans,microsoft didn't invent or make halo its bungie who did.so if anything microsoft should kiss their feets & for the record watch how halo dies (thankfully) after bungie leaves. . personally i hope they do make a decent game for Ps3 because unfortunately for them there aren't many amature players on PSN.
But like a lot of others you are selling Microsoft short. Halo was never intended to be the Xbox's flagship game because of internal problems and gaming press criticism, but Microsoft did not act on these concerns. Microsoft’s marketing heavily featured Halo because the green color worked well the console's design scheme. Bungie made a game that Microsoft simply believed in. Both had a part to play in Halo’s success.
Most here on N4G are quick to believe the worst when it comes to Microsoft. I think it’s a little unfair to paint them as this Dr Doom type figure with an iron grasp choking the life out of it’s poor under resourced developers. I think both Bungie and Microsoft got what they wanted out of this relationship, and the fact that both companies speak so highly of each other shows a lot of class and mutual respect. When I think about how ugly it got when Infinity Ward left Activision, it really goes to show how well the Microsoft/Bungie partnership was working.
but bungie needs Halo, not the other way around
Where would the Xbox be right now if it weren't for Halo? I know it's a fine platform but let's be honest. Halo saved the original Xbox.
One could argue that other games would be born out of necessity.
You can take any major game (franchise) and make that statement about it's console. With that being said, you comment is empty and pointless. Also, games are built for the consoles, so one could argue, had it not been for MS or the XBOX, halo would have been a failure. See I did what you did.
Microsoft needs halo and halo needs bungie, bungie doesn't need either thats why they left.
Were going to find out in three years if Bungie needs Halo or not.
Call me old school but I remember when Bungie hadn't even first advertised Halo (And even when they did it was a computer exclusive game). But anyway Bungie was a AAA developer even before Halo, the Marathon, and Myth series had huge followings when they were launched. Hell I still play Marathon to finish all the Vidmaster challenges. Their is a reason they reference their old school games so heavily not just cause they made them but their fans still follow Bungie.
Im gonna miss Halo. I liked Call of Dutys single player a bit better (more cinematic... well any CoD after CoD4)
i dought reach is the end of halo for 1 no one would cash in on a cash cow like halo and 2 if you watched through the credids in halo 3 you would know that master chief is still out there waitin to be woken up and reach is a prequil wich leaves the story to pick right back up from halo 3 with master chief bein found and woken
Actually yeah Bungie said in an interview that they decide between telling the story of Reach or making a sequel to Halo 3 (Yes they even referenced the project as a "Halo 4"). So obviously their is lore to continue the Halo story.
It's been all halo since 2001.
Let's just hope Halo will be good without Bungie. Hope it doesn't end up like Crash Bandicoot.
Supposedly .... A lot of the main guys from Bungie jumped ship to 343 industries (something like that) .... That's the new studio made specifically for future Halo games.
It sounds like both parties, MS and Bungie, both traded employees. That happens with regular companies all the time though.
I will miss Bungie and HALO together, Bungie is 50% of the reason why MS Live held its own Nothing but Love for you Bungie
wasn't Oni? on PS2... luckily they had Halo!
I'm gona miss halo bungie did an amazing job with the halo franchise those guys noe how to work to make a franchise awesome good luck bungie you guys are awesome great read btw.
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