Burning Question: How did that "Halo" movie end up being sliced and diced into a Steven Spielberg Xbox series instead?
Wow, i didn't know that it was microsoft's own doing that prevented the movie from being made...it doesn't seem like Bill Gates left the company in good hands at all.
It was them all alone, being greedier than the studios
Funny thing is, I all be watching the series off of my computer if its good.
Did you read all of those outrageous demands MS wanted? Talk about greedy. 60 first class tickets? They couldn't pay for their own plane rides?
And the studio ok'd them all. Then cost went up and egos got in the way. Happens all the time, sadly.
It would end up being MS themselves that prevented such a potentially cool movie from being made, wouldn't it? And through outrageous, greedy demands of the people behind the project no less. Anyone else seeing a pattern here? "60 first-class plane tickets for Microsoft personnel and their guests to attend the premiere" Really? All that money you have and couldn't pay for them yourselves?
I think the deal breaker was the 75 mil BEFORE the movie was even finished along with "creative approval" of the whole thing... My guess is they reached some kind of compromise with Spielberg since i doubt he would agree to such lunacy when most movie and tv studios today let him do what he wants.
The Show is Xbox only? That seems dumb......why not a TV channel as well since the XB1 does both?
Who knows, that might happen.
Who cares if you don't have an Xbox One just pirate it online lol.
Both?? Are you under the impression that xbox one has a tv tuner inside?? All it does is it lets you plug in your tv source to it so that it can add menus and things to it., basically turning your "basic" tv into a smart tv...watching a tv show? Look up info on it without leaving the show, go to it's facebook page and comment as you're watching the show, etc... Microsoft thinks everyone will want to do that which is why they put 3 os's in it, but that subject is on countless other threads and articles... This exclusive xbox deal IS it's own "channel" essentially. Kind of the same way Netflix is creating their own shows now... I think the notion of viewing it on youtube or torrents will be few and far between since microsoft will undoubtedly block any kind of youtube uploads like many networks and studios do. And torrents take up space and time on people's hardrive not to mention the countless mislabels and viruses that you have to sift through to get a good one... This series could help turn things around for microsoft if done right. Similar to the way that mortal kombat series did on youtube...Spielberg doesn't do anything cheap so i'm sure it will be of high quality production... I'm guessing they will show a teaser trailer at e3.
it's funny cause m$ is using this as incentive to buy into xbl. haha. like the episodes aren't gonna get pirated. hilar.
Well Xbox only. I will watch the show... On the internet :)
Or other places, maybe on my PS3 or PS4 :D
Micro$oft's greed ruined the movie. Can't say I'm surprised.
An Xbox exclusive TV show. Nuff said.
By Steven Spielberg no less......yea they are gaming focused /s....o_O
halo tv show will also be on tv
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Hey, I love Halo but there are bigger things to worry about than Halo the TV show. You can disagree if you like.
Of all the universes I'd like a long form TV show to explore, Halo (and every other shooter universe outside of Half-Life) is pretty much bottom of the list. The Halo universe is what happens when you force a lot of money into a franchise in the hope of turning kitsch into high art.
Dude, you do realize that halo has one of the most expansive sci-fi universes in gaming. Seriously there is a shit ton of stories to be told that don't even have to involve the chief. M$ would have to be suckers not to create a TV show or movie from a business perspective.
I do realise that Halo has one of the most expansive sci-fi universes, it's implicit in my original comment. They've done it by forcing money into the franchise. If you think about the original Halo, actually think about the plot, you'll realise the whole thing is a sham. The entire concept of the Halo, to destroy all sentient life in order to excise a virus just does not make sense. The whole SPARTAN super soldier story was just written in after the fact to explain how the player could just toss the Warthog about. Halo was built to be a fun game, it succeeded. All the lore and storytelling that surrounds it has to dance around the fact that Halo has to be a fun game, and that's why it's always going to be compromised.
Sigh MS why -_-
The article doesn't mention this, but back in 2009 Spielberg tried to buy the rights to creating a Halo movie.
Halo t.v series, can't Wait to I can watch it.
The idiots in M$ did´t again...I could only imagine what Peter Jackson could´ve done and it´s famous atencion to details and loyalbilty to the stories,but noooo,let´s get greeady again and put in the hold for years. I love steven Spilberg but let´s face it is not gonna give 100% on Halo not like Jackson would,is just gonna "supervise"once a couple a weeks and cash in. And the idioticy of only xboxone,yeah rigth like we won´t see it in youtube and torrents and shit... God bless Murica
lol this should move units.. I bet everyone is going to buy a xbox one after they find out about a halo tv series.. Instead of making a great new game, they made a TV show, thats the smartest move a gaming company can make.. Paying for actors, sets, story lines, etc sure shows their dedication to gamers.. M$ claims to have 15 games for the xbox one.. 8 of which are new IPs so im curious to see if theyre core games, casual kinect games, xbl games, or whatever else.. Sony showed Infamous, Killzone, Driveclub, & Knack.. Lets see how this all plays out but im sure despite the difference in the # of exclusives at launch, sony will have many more games in the long run.. The dual shock 4 & vita will offer new gameplay mechanics & experiences that M$ will not be able to replicate.. Smartglass??? emmmm no
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