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343 Industries: Halo 4 is a “Reboot” Not a “Reset”

X360A: “We need to find our own voice," says Josh Holmes. (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

_Q_  +   1422d ago
Ugh just die already. Weve played all the Halos....In Quake,Tribes,Unreal,power rangers... I could go on.
BattleTorn  +   1422d ago
...... I disagree.

Morganfell, Do you follow Halo canon?

Cause their going forward with trilogy being about the forerunners; it's kinda unexplored territory. (especially within the games)

I think 343i has been pretty explicit in saying their are building upon what Halo IS.
("maintain consistency with the canon" -from article)
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_Q_  +   1422d ago
You do that...
morganfell  +   1422d ago
I do not want a reboot. A reboot implies "We're changing the canon for the better."

No, okay? No.

I want an innovation, not a reboot. I want an advancement upon the tried and true, not a reinterpretation.

Tim Burton reboots. 'Nuff said.
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gillri  +   1422d ago
but it was better than quake and tribes
h311rais3r  +   1422d ago
And everything u mention fed off eachother.....
BlindGuardian  +   1422d ago
well, if I were a Halo fan I'd be really worried that the new developer doesn't seem to know what the term "reboot" means

a reboot by its very definition can not continue a previously told story, it has to ignore it (or reboot it)
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cpayne93  +   1422d ago
343 industries sure has been talking alot, making it seem like they are making something far beyond the past halos. In any case, I'm very interested to see how Halo 4 comes out.
RockmanII7  +   1422d ago
Hope that doesn't mean there will be continuity errors.
Skateboard  +   1422d ago
That is good news, I'm tired of reboots and remakes.
DarkBlood  +   1422d ago
im so confused to this whole reboot thing, last i call it still takes place after halo 3, it may not have anything to do with the previous trilogy storyline wise but i still dont see it as a reboot

perhaps someone on here can better explain it to me because this particular thing is flying over my head
aPerson  +   1422d ago
It's the start of a new trilogy, set in the same universe as the first 3 games.
FlashXIII  +   1422d ago
Lol reboot.. is that what they're call Halo Reach of Duty these days? Seriously it's looking more like a halo skin of call of duty than a reboot or reset.
tigertron  +   1422d ago
I just want a sequel. Hopefully its what we'll get.
LoveMyKids  +   1422d ago
Halo Sucks and needs to stop.
Zynga  +   1422d ago
Your trolling sucks and needs to stop!
Hicken  +   1422d ago
Halo is not in need of a reboot, and I don't think this IS a reboot, regardless of what 343 says. A reboot implies what they say it doesn't: a reset of the story. A reboot is the new Spider Man movie, or the new Batman movies in light of the old ones.

Unless Halo 4 covers Halo 1, it's not a reboot, but a continuation, as it should be.
Forza_is_King  +   1422d ago
I see all the Halo Haters are out in full force. Typical for this site plagued with those from a particular console fanbase that we don't dare mention on this site.

Most of these haters don't own a 360 and have never played a Halo title. Just upset that another release of the #1 exclusive franchise this gen is about to release soon with is the most anticipated exclusive title this year...and pretty much every year a Halo game is to release.

I for one understand what 343i means by saying "reboot" and not a "reset". Kind of like the move The Thing. The Thing 2011 is NOT the same as The Thing 1980's. The Thing 2011 takes place before The Thing 1980's with a different story apart of a larger story. Yet both movies have the exact title. The Thing 2011 is not called The Thing 2 or The Thing prequel. The lore is constant yet the story is what happens before The Thing 2011.

You can "reboot" a series or franchise without having to start all over again from scratch.

I can't wait for Halo 4 and I have complete confidence in 343i since they are comprised of not just some of the best talent out there, but also from some of the original developers that created Halo when Bungie was owned by MS.

Day 1 purchase at the midnight release for me.
ZoyosJD  +   1414d ago
So, I see you take things from wikis like they are true, and nobody can edit them and use with slanged terminology.

A franchise IS DEFINED as a business. Franchise is a slanged synonym of a business chain. As in every business in the chain is exactly the same, unlike a corperation like frito/lay.

And since you want to quote a wiki: "Franchise sales include expansion packs even though they are not considered full video games"

So, it looks like you need to re-evaluate those numbers to include DLC too.

WTF...You need to re-read that. I am talking about your favorite games just up and leaving your system of choice because of MS, NOT adding games to other consoles like the case of Mass Effect.

Allow me to clarify my point...again------>I own all 3 mass effect games ON PC, along with Gears 1, Halo 1,2; BUT NOT gears2,3 or Halo 3,ODST, or reach BECAUSE MS refuses to release them on PC. As they expect the series fans to by 360s to continue playing.<-------(this is not a WHAT IF, THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED, my what if was the equivalent of it happening to you.)

The Gears of War trilogy is the highest rated *single-console exclusive, new three game IP (released within last six years), when you choose to ignore any games released in the last six years that are part of an existing series or choose to include spin off portable games in a comparison to a HD console title in the main series* **And with those parameters you are only comparing Gears 1-3 with Uncharted 1-3 and Resistance 1-3 despite individual games in each series scoreing higher than other individual games in each series.**

"I am done with you" and then you reply again and block me...
Forza_is_King  +   1413d ago
Do your own google search then and discover what a franchise means. I still have no idea why you are so afraid to do a simple google search to see that multiple ip's developed by a developer that is consistent with the same name is called a FRANCHISE. Mario and super Mario are FRANCHISES. Nintendo, ms and Sony are corporations NOT franchises. I had to block you because you don't understand the differences between corporation, franchise and ip.

Your arguments became stagnant and going nowhere simply because you don't know the differences between those.

Ms, Sony and Nintendo = corporation
Halo, Mario and gran turismo = franchises
R.u.s.e, red dead redemption and lost odyssey = ip's

It's really not that hard to understand yet you can't seem to wrap your head around it. We were going nowhere with our conversation simply because you just don't know enough or just simply refuse to accept that which I just stated above as fact.

The issue is on your part, not mine. Then you have to copy and paste my comment to you while you ignore posting your own ignorance. That is pretty sad and pathetic.
ZoyosJD  +   1412d ago
LOL you should do a google search....because what you say is not true.



An authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities...

[fran-chahyz] Show IPA noun, verb, -chised, -chis·ing.

a privilege of a public nature conferred on an individual, group, or company by a government: a franchise to operate a bus system.

the right or license granted by a company to an individual or group to market its products or services in a specific territory.


the territory over which such a license extends.

the right to vote: to guarantee the franchise of every citizen.

EX. Nintendo is operating under its own IP license to relaese any mario game and Devs like retro work under similar IP licenses to release game like metroid.

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ironmonkey  +   1422d ago
midnight? not that desperate.

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