Microsoft denies "milking" Halo

Eurogamer writes: There used to be breathing space between Halo games (Halo 1 2001, Halo 2 2004, Halo 3 2007), but in recent years Microsoft has been flinging the IP at us: Halo Wars 2009, Halo 3: ODST 2009 and Halo: Reach 2010.

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stonecold32711d ago

yep 07 08 09 2010 2011 i agree same with call of duty wwe games need 4 speed asc

Inside_out2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Sorry, I want MORE Halo games and not less.

Where's Halo wars??? There is a great big RTS community waiting for the next big game and Halo wars was a great start...where's the sequel. It sold millions and M$ just walked away and closed down the dev...o_O

Why is there no TPS Halo game like Ghost Recon or So-com??? The Halo universe is big enough for a lot of back story. Noble team would of made a great Recon like game.

The haters will hate...who cares what they think. Ignore them and there games...the world does. Just look at how well Halo sells, including the toys. There is a demand for those products and M$ and 343 studios are just being lazy at this point.

E3 2012 will introduce Halo 4 and the " NEW " Microsoft console for Holiday 2012...can't wait.

paintsville2711d ago

They're no more milking Halo than Nintendo is milking Mario or Sony is milking God of War.

user8586212711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

Ratchet and Clank
Jak and Daxter
Final Fantasy
Dragon Quest
God of War

first complain about these games being milked brah :)

jaosobno2711d ago

I deny that the wall next to me is white, yet its color remains the same.

Opinions do not change facts.

gamingdroid2711d ago

I don't mind annual releases. I have been buying CoD every year since CoD 4: MW and enjoying every minute of it. I can't wait for CoD: MW3.

Is it milking if I enjoy it and don't mind paying for it?

Why is it that many gamers want less, not more? If you are true fan, you want more... not less!

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bodybombs2711d ago

except halo has added tons of new features everytime a new game comes out. and usually have different gameplay factors.

telekineticmantis2711d ago

If they atleast announced some new IP's or something.

gamingdroid2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

"Then you're a sheep. You're stupid if you don't mind paying for the same, low-quality stuff each year."

Nah, it's just that you are a blind sheep to the idea that "everything has to be some kind innovation" despite the fact that almost no games released in the last decade can be considered new or innovative game play except for the Wii and Kinect!

You and your irk just like to chant the idea of innovation, yet buy the same game mechanic over and over, just with different titles!

damnyouretall2711d ago

halo is still fun for me and thats all that matters. bungie was solid and they polished their games. if halo came out every year then it would lose its charm imo. maybe one day it will lose it, but for now, id still play a new halo.

captain-obvious2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

unlike Sony and Nintendo
MS only got ONE console in the market right now
which mean it IS milking

but when you got multiple consoles
you are BOUND to
since you HAVE to pump games into ALL your consoles
so its not really milking when you consider each console on its own

MS is milking halo ONLY on the 360
they got no other choice
its like the only game they got

Jdoki2711d ago

There's a fine line between milking for the sake of making money, and delivering compelling games that expand the source material.

The Halo universe is huge enough that they could easily keep delivering games. And why not... most 360 fans seem to love the series.

For me MS are treading a fine line with Halo and while mostly getting it right, they have occasionally taken the piss out of their fans - ODST for example should never have been a full release.

My only concern about Halo is that it seems like it's MS' fall back solution, like...'Oh noes we've only got Kinect casual stuff for E3, QUICK throw together a Halo 4 trailer, that'll keep the masses happy'.

otherZinc2711d ago

Please listen to "Inside_out", he's right!

I want a Halo Wars 2 also!

The Halo Universe is massive & has many stories to tell.

No shooter on a console today can match the features in Halo games.

Bungie made a mistake leaving the Halo Universe, however, I'll buy their new game to give it a chance since they made such great Halo games. SONY fans talked them out of Halo, thats like telling Jordan you cant play Hockey. No, we want Air Jordan playing basketball!

I'm glad there are members from Bungie at 343 to continue the Halo Universe!

pain777pas2711d ago

Here is the problem. GOW has one PS3 game to date. The rest are remastered games. Halo has How many games this generation... Halo3, Halo ODST, Halo Wars, Halo Reach and maybe Halo 4. Halo Anniversary is cool and does not count. Mario has had many games this gen for the Wii already. Galaxy 1 and 2, Mario Kart, Mario party, New Super Mario bros....etc. Halo and Mario have saturated their respective companies systems however, IF the quality is there no one cares.

bodybombs2711d ago

i dont care about saturation, i care about quality, and thus far halo has always been a quality title. me and tons of others have loved every single game that has come out.

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Hisiru2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

What is bad about milking a game? I love Mario, Uncharted and Gears of War. I want more games using these franchises because I am a fan. I would pay for 3 mario, uncharted or gears of war games each year if I could.

The only bad thing is when you have a franchise like Guitar hero or COD and you don't know how to really improve it, and then you will have the same game every year with minimal changes.

I can't talk about Halo because I don't like/play it, but, milking is only bad if you don't know how to improve your games.

Ghoul2711d ago

you guys REALLY need to understand the difference between milking and making more games in the same universe.

i cant see any real proof of milking here.

tons of upgrades ?
buyable skills ?
worthless missionpacks ?
unlock all items ?

sorry i cant see a milking method here.

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Convas2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

@Stonecold: Don't comment on topics you don't understand. There was no Halo in 2008.

I'm going to have to disagree. All the Halo games that have come out so far have had a minimum of 2 and a half years of dev time, which is more than Treyarch or Infinity Ward can attest to with their 18-22 month dev cycles.

2007 was the last time we saw Master Chief. 2012 will be when he returns, and it's been in development from late 2007/early 2008. But we're on Call of Duty XXX, Final Fantasy XXX, and Resistance, and Uncharted are in their THIRD installments for this generation.

Besides, MS is remaking Halo CE in celebration of Halo's 10th anniversary. Again, I fail to see what the problem is. Don't want it? Don't buy it. Simple.

The key here folk is mindshare. All the companies know that if they've got you talking about their game, you'll talk to your friends, and they will talk to their friends, and so forth. Right now, keeping your prized franchises in the hearts and minds of your customers is the way you garner big sales.

As Excalibur said, they are all businesses, and as long as interest is shown in their products, they will continue to make them. Simple.

ksense2711d ago (Edited 2711d ago )

"There used to be breathing space between Halo games (Halo 1 2001, Halo 2 2004, Halo 3 2007), but in recent years Microsoft has been flinging the IP at us: Halo Wars 2009, Halo 3: ODST 2009 and Halo: Reach 2010.

With the E3 announcements of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Halo 1 remake) coming this year and Halo 4 in autumn 2012" I believe that is milking

uncharted had 2 games so far with 2 year dev cycles and resistance the same 2 year dev cycle with the third one being 3 years!

femshep2711d ago

uncharted had 2 games but now has 4 with the one for the vita god of war has 5 and a another one in the works, socom never dies no matter how bad it gets and assassin's creed has 4 games now with no end to the plot line in sight

thing is aside from assassin's creed these are big exclusive franchises everyone will cry if they stop them and everyone is crying if they make another people just need to shut up and play it or don't halo 4 is the start of a new trilogy with master chief is im interested on where they will take the story

dragonelite2711d ago

@ femshep

You know i dont care if the milk is good i will drink the milk

Hanuman2711d ago

I'm glad someone could make sense out of stonecold's comment.

Tony P2711d ago

@Clizzz: Totally true.

The only reason people see it differently from every other developer/publisher that does it is because of personal bias imo.

ginsunuva2711d ago

It's not how often, it's how MANY.
When there start to be more than 4 games in a series, it becomes worn out and not-special anymore.

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Excalibur2711d ago

M$ is hardly the Lone Ranger.
Assassin's Creed?

Just to name a few.

M$ and other companies are in business to make $$$ and as long as folks keep coming back for more they will continue making said product.

It's business 101.

dragonelite2711d ago

Wow one good answer how you got the disagree i dont understand.

NYC_Gamer2711d ago

every company is guilty of the milk treatment

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