After e3, it was clear to all that the Halo franchise will continue in a big way. The question now is, can Halo survive without Bungie at its helm? Nerds on the Rocks ponders that question.
i think it will be better, lets face facts, halo was becoming stagnant, yes its a great franchise, but what it really needs is fresh ideas and a new engine.
i highly doubt it, due to the fact even the trailer looked like total garbage. It was so plain and boring. Only thing im wondering is are they gonna keep the halo reach look and feel to it?
I agree. Also, lets not forget that Bungie wanted to work on new IP yet were contractually obligated to work on Halo. 343 Studios was created for one purpose only: to make Halo games. Among their staff they have ex-Bungie employees that still want to work on Halo. If you have any doubts about them "screwing up Halo" look no further than Halo CE Anniversary. The game is pure fan service. Halo 4 is in capable hands.
I'm more inclined to agree with you. Don't forget that a large portion of 343 Industries are ex-Bungie employees, like Frankie O'Connor. I think the question should be less "Can Halo succeed without Bungie" but more "Can Bungie succeed with new management".
can grand theft auto succeed without rockstar? no kamikaz3md...your another world.
dont ever bring up halo and gta... ever. Gta is not a game, its another world.
of course it will, because morons pay for the name on the box.
People who hate Halo should really sit back and just watch this game. If you've never enjoyed Halo up until now, Halo 4 will be the title to get you hooked. Hopefully 343 can deliver a fresh Halo experience, and change the pace of the series. Won't be the same Halo we know and love, but I'm ready for some change.
Gamers never proved to desire change. Im just going to wait and see, how the company switch impacts the halo franchise, and it's fanbase.
I feel that this changing of hands would be no different than when Vince Zampella & Jason West left infinity ward. beside we won't know what 343i is capable of till 2012.
lets wait and see they do have bungie staff and if uts a launch title for the next xbox then it will be a guaranteed hit.
I have full confidence in 343i to deliver a great solid game, they seem to big Halo fans and many 343i employees are ex Bungie employees. They've done a great job with the defiant map pack, and Condemned is my favourite. Halo CEA looks promising so I look forward to playing that and Halo 4.
I feel the biggest burden MS/343i has to overcome, is walking the line between their vision and what Halo fans expect. They shouldn't feel the need to do something a certain way because that's how its done in Halo.
343 Industries has employees of Bungie in it...so I don't know why this question is always being asked. The series is in good hands- period. Bungie most likely laid out some groundwork for 343 to use in Halo 4 before Bungie bowed out. They certainly had some input or recommendations. People don't read between the lines clearly. Halo is still in good hands, its just being led by 343 this time. Even Frank O'connor is over there so...I dont get what the big deal is.
Everything I've seen so far tells me 343i will do a great job, Bungie's best Halo games imo were CE and ODST which was made by a sub team so yeah I'm glad they aren't working on it anymore. They seemed disproportionately focused on MP, there's a reason that CE is still seen as the best in the series and it's that it was totally focused on SP with MP only being a side distraction. Saying that the MP in CE was great as it was all about split screen or lan parties with your friends, it had that personal touch which going online could never have. I wanna see the reactions on my friends and families faces when I sticky nade them etc.
u think maybe halo will survive, but i dont think halo 4 will be 1 of da best halo games, but maybe 343's next halo game maybe 1 of da best haloes.
I was skeptical about 343i taking over the franchise, but when I think about it, Bungie didn't treat it all that well after Halo 2 anyways. (Actually, they sent it down the crapper right at the END of Halo 2) Halo 3 was massively disappointing in terms of story, it's like they took all of the things that mystified us in CE and Halo 2 and threw them straight out the window. Bungie seemed like was out of ideas, and I think that 343i has people who are still excited about the franchise. If we can see an change in story telling like the one from CE to Halo 2 (sans the horribly anticlimactic ending), and a gameplay improvement like from Halo 3 to Reach, I'll be a happy Halo fan.
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