Halo 4 has been in development for 'a couple of years'

Comic-Con 2011: 343 Industries' Frank O'Connor, Kevin Grace, Dan Ayouh joined by writers Karen Traviss, Greg Bear to discuss sci-fi shooter franchise.

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MintBerryCrunch2528d ago

wouldn't that mean that Bungie was still working on the Halo franchise if 343 was involved for "years" as they say?

i forgot when Bungie gave over the reigns to 343 when they signed their deal with Activision

Godmars2902528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

Yeah, they're pretty much saying, at the very least, that they're working heavily based on Bungie's notes for the game.

They still would have had to have worked with Bungie. Otherwise you might be looking at a case where a starting dev goes off course or changes too much of what the game is suppose to be.

sack_boi2528d ago

343i was established in 2007 and they've been working on the game ever since.

ilikegam3s2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

Halo 4 has basically been in/or in the process of development after halo 3.

Obviously Bungie was still making halo games eg: Halo 3:ODST and Halo Reach, before they signed with Activision or until they knew what they were going to do.

leila012528d ago

The game has been in developement since 343i was created, bungies has very little to do with it.

otherZinc2528d ago

I absolutely cant wait for this game!

There are members of Bungie working at 343. This is how remakes should be done.

Sub4Dis2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

i'm really excited for the anniversary myself. as for Halo 4, i wish it would be a launch title for the next gen of consoles.

EDIT: watchin that video reminded me of just how good the AI was for a 10 year old game. it's still better than most games today.

etowntwo2528d ago

@ sub

I agree.... I would have rather Halo 4 be launch title for next gen.

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Supman2528d ago

This game is going to be da bomb.

Blacktric2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

Agreed. I can't wait to see what 343 is going to do with the series. I mean from what I've seen so far with the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, they're really really really careful not to piss fans off (you can hear this if you watch the Halo: CE Anniversary commentary trailer) and they've also got lots of Halo fans working for them.

manumit2528d ago

Second Agree, so excited about Halo 4. And i agree with Blacktric about the commentary with 343, they seem so excited about the remake and the new trilogy. And they even say that they want the trilogy to stay true to fans. I've missed Master Chief.

Inside_out2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

When Bungie was working on Halo Reach, 343 Studios was already working on Halo 4. Halo 4 has been in development for a very long time, long before Bungie signed with Activision.

M$ had already decided to move on from Bungie. When Bungie contradicted Bill gates publicly over the launch of Halo 3, which Bill gates wanted as a launch title or with in the first year, the writing was on the wall.

When you hear Bungie go on and on in the Reach Vid-docs ( ) about Halo Reach being the definitive Halo game made by the people who created Halo, it's out of spite. They were not happy with M$ decision to hand Halo 4 to someone else but it did happen and the rest is history.

343 studios are very capable and if they want the most impact, then release the game on the new XBOX console with Avatar like graphics...just like AMD is bragging about. \o/

btw...someone will say it was Bungies was Bungies decision by default. They were left no choice.

jbiz3202528d ago

lol! you have no idea what you are talking about.. all that bS you wrote was pure speculation. poor speculation at that.

ElementX2528d ago (Edited 2528d ago )

Why do you praise 343 and Halo and then go on to say "M$" a few lines down? BTW 343 was just formed for Halo, why do you say "343 studios are very capable" It hasn't been proven.

You sound like stealth troll.

Ardorme2528d ago

The relationship Bungie has with Microsoft is fairly strong. You have to remember that Microsoft owned Bungie for quite a while but let them spin-off as a separate entity again because they wanted to make games that weren't Halo.

Microsoft still had (and I believe still have)a first look option but ultimately passed on their game with Activision, which is rumored to be an MMO-type game. Microsoft seems to have a thing against MMOs so that's probably why they passed on the title.

Additionally, the use of definitive is pretty rampant these days and really doesn't mean much. God of War 3 is the definitive God of War game...until Sony does another GoW Then that becomes the definitive GoW game.

Whatever you're currently working on or just finished working on is always going to be the definitive product you've made. Why? Because helps sell the product and lets folks know "hey, this is the best thing We have ever done and you should buy it."

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sukru2528d ago

This actually is an important event for the Halo franchise. It's changed hands, and we'll see whether it will continue on being great, or wither as in older ones (looking at you Sonic - with a frowny face).

Anyways, I hope they make good of the opportunity, and deliver us a great game.

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