Submitted by dirigiblebill 1108d ago | news

Halo is Microsoft's "crown jewel", not Gears of War - Anniversary developer

OXM UK: "Saber Interactive CEO Mathew Karch has identified Halo, not Gears of War, as Microsoft's première francise, despite record-making sales of Gears of War 3 and Master Chief's long absence from shelves." (Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary, Inversion, Xbox 360)

aviator189  +   1108d ago
Hmm, I wonder how important Saber Interactive will become in future Halo-related titles.
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DasTier  +   1108d ago
This title reminds me of the time when there was no xbox 360 vs ps3 as the ps3 had no games, but when the main argument was Halo vs gears.
dirigiblebill  +   1108d ago
Ah, memories.

qwertyz  +   1108d ago
ps3 always had many games even when it first launched unless you don't consider multiplats as games that is
Blogz4Fanboyz  +   1108d ago
ofcourse multi-plats are games, and i and millions of others probably play more of them than exclusives, they dont seem to be considered when certain members of blogs4fanboys talk about games on the 360
gamingdroid  +   1108d ago
Exclusives are great and they tend to have a very minor, but discernible graphical quality.

Immersion and visual appeal usually gets a much bigger impact from art style.

Furthermore, most people play games because of game play and hence the most played games are surprise, games that have excellent game play like CoD whom is multi-platform.

No other game on consoles sells more and is played more.
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DasTier  +   1108d ago
@dirigiblebill Haha it's changed a bit now though hasn't it?
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dirigiblebill  +   1108d ago
Yeah - I miss the good old days when people used to compare games, not platforms...
PixL  +   1108d ago | Well said
I miss the good old days when people played games, not compared them.
dirigiblebill  +   1108d ago
Well *I* miss the good old days when... when... YOU SHUT UP NOW.

gillri  +   1108d ago
I agree, while I love Gears, I find the universe of Halo more attractive than gears, also with vehicles in Halo there is more potential for maybe a battlefield style Halo 4 MP?

also maybe its just me but Multiplayer in general just works better form a first person prespective
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Fishy Fingers  +   1108d ago
And that is the way MS would want to keep it. Seeing they only own the Halo IP. Both games are great exculsives to have, could in fact argue they're the top exclusives going.
Blogz4Fanboyz  +   1108d ago
indeed, although i think that microsoft will secure gears for the next-gen aswell.

and i agree that they are the two biggest exclusives in gaming at the moment.

gears i want to see running on something "near" to that tech demo epic showed next-gen. and halo ofcourse NEEDS a new engine period. whilst reach looks good, and the spartans look amazing in multi-player, a neww engine from scratch is a must next-gen
dcortz2027  +   1108d ago
Halo made the Xbox what it is today, not Gears Of War.
ZombieAssassin  +   1108d ago
Well duh they don't own Gears, yea they publish it and it's a great franchise that makes them tons of money but I'm sure they care more about their baby than EPIC's.

For me though it'll always be Gears>Halo, Halo just seems like every other shooter but with 10x the hype.
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DeadlyFire  +   1108d ago
Well Microsoft does own Halo. It doesn't own Gears of War.
mcstorm  +   1108d ago
Halo will always be MS big game just like GT is Sony's or Mario is Nintendo's.

I liked reach but I still think the 2nd game has been the best out of them all for SP and 3 for MP.

But with 343 now working on a new Halo game and from what ive seen the game will be made darker I think this is the direction the game needs to go.

But I would like to see MS bring back some or the Orignal xbox exclusive games to the 360 or maybe even a next xbox launch game.

This gen has been flooded with FPS games which is good but starting to drag now as there is not much difference in them all. KZ Halo, BF COD ect. And because of this some very good games have not sold well Alan Wake, Splinter Cell, Lost Planet 2, Split/Second and quite alot more. I would like to see another JSR, Project Gotham, Blinx, Sega GT Banjo, Psychonauts, Crimson Skies, Jade Empire and quite a few more on the 360 or next xbox.
HacSawJimThugin  +   1108d ago
Gears has 3 solid titles...Halo, not so much. I could care less about any kind of fest a game has. Instead of talking crap, deliver a great game like Epic just did.
josephayal  +   1108d ago
IMO Forza and Alan Wake

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