In a recent interview to promote the PLAY! A Videogame Symphony Concert, Audio Director of Bungie, Marty O' Donnell let it slip that Bungie had the option to let press play Halo 3 multiplayer at last month's E3 2006:
"Well a funny thing about that, we showed them and flew around in the trailer in real time, we were able to show how light reflects off the space-tether, you could see the expanse of the Forerunner construct and how it goes out for miles, something people don't know is we had the option to let the press play some multiplayer."
Aside from that, Marty also revealed that in the near future Bungie will have a behind the scenes feature on Bungie.net showing the process of creating the music, and the teaser for Halo 3:
" It's one of those things that is my decision, where I have the ability to want to do it or not since I am the audio director for Bungie and not just a hired hand. I have a hand in making the trailers, and help put in my own input throughout all that Bungie does in many ways. We are bringing something new out here soon though, it isn't a dramatic thing, it's just sort of a behind the scenes showing how we did what we did with the trailer, and we are going to show some more angles of the trailer."
I think were not only going to be introduced to a whole new level of true next gen. gaming but I think that HALO 3 will bring us incredible online gaming into a whole new HALO universe. I think based on what they say is that it's noy just going to be Halo 3 single campaign and a online version, I think were going to see an incredible and vastly optioned online universe. With choices we've only dreamed about. I think HALO 3 will cause an uproar in XBOX 360 console sales as everyone will want it. I think were going to be able to add and change some aspects of "live" gaming that will be introduced with HALO 3. Just wait, you'll see what I mean: )
Music is as important as graphics now days; you can't have one with out the other.see tittle
I agree Halo along will bring the 360 to the top. Add to that titles like Gears of War, Oblivion, Mass effect, GTA 4, Viva pinata and the others and this will truely be the generation MS comes on top. No other console maker has a game with this much hook to it. Sure some people like Final fantasy and Metal gear but ask your parent if they know those games. And xbox 360 is the only system you can play all these games.
My imagination runs wild with possible gameplay concepts after seeing the trailer.
Massive Star Wars-sized battles. Covey dropships that you could shoot down b4 they land, stopping those reinforcements(but if you cant, you would have those extra enemies to deal with)-kinda like the start of Hell Jumpers level in H2, but not scripted-The A.I. would position the ships where they're needed most.
To see a Covenant Invasion assault like in that early Halo 2 demo that that became nothing, but cranked to eleven.I envision the Terminator 2 opening sequence, but replace the T-800s with Elites or Brutes....oh and have all of above in Co-op....32 player Co-op.
I think Gears of War will sell 360 systems first, even before Halo 3 will be out.
Everyone, and I really mean everyone is going to buy GoW that has a 360 and I'll bet former Playstation fans will buy it also because Killzone 2 is not delivering