Microsoft: E3 Not Big Enough Stage For Halo Announcment

Ripten writes:

"In a recent interview, Microsoft's Senior Vice President of Interactive Entertainment, Don Mattrick, responded to Bungie's public disagreement with the company's decision to put off their E3 Halo announcement. Mattrick was quoted saying:

'One of the things that we decided, when you have the number one game in the world as we have in Halo, it's a safe prediction that if we do a separate event for Halo, that it'll be well-attended, well covered …'

As a member of the press who was in attendance for the Microsoft's press conference, I find their reasoning absurd. The attendance numbers were announced well in advance of the event, and yet they waited until the last moment before pulling the rug out from underneath Bungie."

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Surfman3763d ago

MS fails so hard, i cant believe it. They think Halo is the best franchise ever made.

Nostradavis3763d ago

It's a great game but I think the point of the article is that their BS excuse is transparent. I mean if you think about it, they are essentially giving a reason that Bungie can't get mad about publicly even if we all know it is crap.

They are saying "oh Bungie and Halo are sooooo great that we didn't want to make them suffer the small stage of E3."

Ok so what does that make FF, Gears, etc. I am sure that makes them feel really nice. They don't care because they know the response is BS.

silverchode3763d ago

its not the best franchise not even the best fps but it has the best advertising any game has gotten.

t-0_ot-3763d ago

It isn't the best game ever made, but it sure has reached waaaaaay up there in total sales, and one of the fastest games sold..

Pain3762d ago (Edited 3762d ago )

M$ bought Bungie so they Would NOT make Halo for Apple's Macintosh and if it was going to be a mac thing must be great?.....

real reason is they Couldn't book the Fire department to Over look the Stage so they delayed it.

Halo Blows if i wanted a Lame controlling PC FPS on a Console i would UT3.

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dktxx23763d ago

Ya letting people know about the next Halo via two pissed off companies yelling at each other is a much better way to announce a game.

Nostradavis3763d ago

HAHAHA!! Bubble for you. That made me laugh out loud. Thank you.

morganfell3763d ago

I have seen unicyclists at the circus that couldn't back peddle as fast as Microsoft....

gw4k3763d ago

It certainly seems strange that MS would pull this game from the E3.
They have their reasons and I am sure they are good.

We shall see!

RemmM3763d ago

They need to make it on the X Box 720 for a HUGE difference graphically, and a format with bigger space..

matchgrade3762d ago

Hey, they were fine with making Halo 3 marginally better than Halo 2, which also was marginally better than Halo 1. So why not make Halo 4 right now?

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grantps33763d ago (Edited 3763d ago )

yeah i thinks its the best thing since sliced bread.

there isnt a stage big enough for micorsofts EGO!

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Nostradavis3763d ago (Edited 3763d ago )

In this instance though, Bungie became a casualty of MS's ego. I wonder if this had more to do with Square wanting the spotlight.

DarkBlade3763d ago

E3 not big enough? O_O I wonder where will they do it at.

Koroshiya_Keefu3763d ago

Microsoft will probably announce it from an alternate reality, in the future and from a space station. MS really need to get off their high horse with the Halo series! A new IP is sorely needed.