In a recent interview about the progress of Halo Wars - the real-time strategy game based on Bungie's Halo universe and developed by Ensemble Studios - Graeme Devine, the lead designer on the game, said people just can't stop playing it. When asked why he thinks Halo Wars will be one of the biggest games of 2008, Devine said:
"I think we've got magic in the disc. We've worked on the controls, gameplay, and story for this game being very much aware of what has gone before us. I was down in playtest yesterday and actually did not get to sit down and play because folks were spending their lunches playing the game. I know we're doing well when that happens. More than that, I believe we will be huge not just because I believe, but because when we put the controller in your hands, you will believe too."