Should Microsoft Keep 343 In Charge Of Halo Indefinitely?

Halo Infinite is suffering from more delays and cut features. Is the future of the franchise still best handled by 343?

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Jin_Sakai73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

Absolutely not. 343i are a dumpster fire. Forge is just now in open beta and won’t even have matchmaking until Season 3 in March 2023. It’s pathetic really.

TheProfessional73d ago

They should've been dropped after halo 5 which was horrible. Also the coalition shouldve been dropped after gears of war 4 which was also really bad. Whoever is leading those studios is just not good.

darthv7273d ago

How about a compromise? Keep the name (as its a Halo reference) and gut the studio and fill it with talent with a passion for the lore, games and making everything mesh.

DarXyde73d ago

Unfortunately, that's the reality of live service games. It's not a hard rule, but, to me, it feels like an attempt to challenge Miyamoto's philosophy of delayed games are eventually good and unfinished games are forever bad.

I still believe that because a bad first experience is a big turnoff to me.

That said, I'm not exactly what one would call a modern gamer. I genuinely hate the prospect of games being made this way (though an argument can be made that it is a sustainable path forward for the industry—fair enough).

I kind of compare it to dating someone with a ton of red flags on the of chance that they change over time: you can get in on the ground floor, or you can pass on it until it's ready, if it ever is really is.

OtterX73d ago

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

I have a lot of good memories playing Halo with friends during the 360 and OG XBox years... but sometimes you have to know when to drag the dying dog out back behind the house and do what is necessary.

PhillyDillyDee73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

You do know that those games were made by bungie right? Not exactly what we’re discussing here.

OtterX73d ago (Edited 73d ago )

Obviously I'm stating that the series went downhill after 343 took over it keeps getting worse as time goes on. It was a mistake to ever hand the IP over to them. They've killed it, the Halo name doesn't have the same clout as it once had it.

The only way it could be saved would be to ditch 343 and have a new superstar studio (no idea who) reboot Halo all together.

lodossrage73d ago


You're right to an extent.

But I say "to an extent" because when Bungie first left and 343 was taking over the franchise, fanboys all over this site were saying "the series is in good hands" because 343 had some former Bungie developers still there. And that was a sentiment across the internet from what I saw.

So it's hard for me to feel sympathy for Halo fans for this particular situation.

dumahim73d ago

Was 343 ever really the hero?

OtterX73d ago

Sorry, I was talking about the Halo franchise as a whole.

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SullysCigar73d ago

If you've played the last three Halo games, there's no need to ask this question. They've lost what made them special.

It's like someone else pointed out: 343i is to Halo what Disney is to Star Wars.

PhillyDillyDee73d ago

Except 343i hasnt made a mandalorian or andor.

porkChop73d ago

No, not unless 343 undergoes some significant changes. Just give the franchise to another studio.

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