Entertainment boss Stephen McGill says early access to 2010 release will draw fans to this year's iteration
So MS clearly lacks the confidence in ODST to be able to sell by itself.
One way or another, we will sell this game - MS
microsoft got something right
Yep, M$ knows ODST can't sell itself, so they put the Reach beta in. Very...very smart move.
Infamous. But it's ok. I'll leave you guys to your usual bickering and trolling.
At $60? Of course not. Though just imagine if they had tacked on the Reach beta while offering it at $40?
well, they got to do something after many reviewers gave it a mediocre score. note to MS, hey, instead of all this marketing tricks, why don't you just focus on huh.. i don't know... like making the game good on itself? you don't see games like COD and Killzone 2 and Crysis and many other big titles do this, right?
Guess that speaks wonders for the quality of ODST.
that people will buy ODST just for the Reach beta alone if they don't want the game. It's just icing on the cake. However, you MAY be right if you say that they put the beta in there to justify for the full $60 price tag for what originally was intended as a DLC. May be a better statement is: "Halo:Reach beta adds value to the Halo ODST package." I'm interested to see the graphical improvements in Reach from using a new engine for the Halo.
I mean honestly, I hadnt even thought about the Reach beta when I preordered. I am really curious if every copy of the game comes with the beta invite or if it is a limited run? Wasnt it crackdown that came with a limited run of the halo 3 beta? I just cant remember. I am getting ODST because of the noir style story line and gameplay differences. Plus it is cool to see what happens to New Mombasa after chief left to go fight on the Delta Halo. Kind of like in half life opposing force and blueshift. You got to play more of the same timeline but in different parts of the facility from different points of views. I always liked how they did that. I always wanted to know what happened elsewhere in the black mesa research facility while gordon was doing his thing. Glad that valve gave gamers the opportunity to play from different angles instead of just one. This game looks to offer a similar experience. Reach beta is just a bonus for me.
if you think ODST wont sell on its own . Got my copy preordered and i dont like halo well since halo 1 was so damn good i ws let down after but the Coop=Dynamite. It will be good people just look to hard. A 7 is good to me some of the best games i ever played weren't 9 or 10's and 10's anyways is a joke now
You sony fans come in here to complain that $60 is too much for this game. Yet you rant and rave about sony trying to sell you GOW1 & 2 on a blueray disc so you can play it on your PS3? At least MS is selling us 7-8 hours of new single player content not to mention anything else.. ODST is already preordered and will pick it up on DAY 1 of release. Halo 3 is still in the top 50 sold games in the world EVERY MONTH and i will gladly buy a HUGE expansion to one of the best FPS games made this generation.
Sony putting 2 critically acclaimed games on one disc with updated graphics (720p/60 frames) on one disc for 40 bucks is bad? Whoa. You're Hilarious.
if only Sony had a mega-juggernaut exclusive franchise like Halo that completely destroys everything in it's path. Bungie has millions of fans that will gladly support them and buy this game based on their past record of AAA Halo games and their continuing support to their games. No other developer does the kind of fan service Bungie does.
Halo Sucks, OK, OK, OK we get it....you win SDF, you're right and we're wrong, theres no reason on Earth to buy ODST, the SDF is just looking out for Halo fans best interest....I mean what the hell were we thinking, ODST will not be fun, we should buy the games that are *supposedly so much better, even if we *personally would have more fun playing ODST, who needs fun anyway, games are serious business, we've finally seen the light, you can stop hating, err I mean educating us now, nobody's going to buy ODST. phew[That should hold them off for awhile, I hope]. Yeah OK whatever last time I checked offering more in one package to make a game worth $60 was a good thing. PS3 fanboys downplayed Crackdown for the same reason yet that turned out to be a great game, well worth its price but lets face it Halo fans want to play more of the Halo3 storyline, ODST would sell for that reason alone, so adding more incentive is just good PR for the true fans to know they will also be able to get first crack at Halo Reach. The haters would still be hating ODST had micro added a beta invite or not, just like they will hate on Halo Reach, just like they hate on Natal for any reason, just like they hate on the 360 bundle news, just like they hate on anything to do with micro....jealousy is all. Sucks to be them. -I wonder why a game like GI Joe which for alot folks isn't worth $10 doesn't get the same kind of hate? Wheres are the "Is GI Joe worth it?" articles with this much attention from the SDF trying to save people from waisting their money? JOY
lol Look at JOY go, He really takes these things to heart lol Reviews will be fun though. :) Anyone else notice how quickly agrees come for cooliris? lol
yeah Crackdown came with the HALO 3 multiplayer Demo (that why i bought it lol). I thought crackdown was going to suck, but it was actually good
Guys? This is Halo we're talking about. It prints money. Not even the juggernaut Call of Duty 4 could sell as much copies on one platform.
infamous didnt sell the best but was one hella of a game so if all uyou care about is sales i feel sorry for you. Flop is a word i use for games that get hype and suck infamous i don't really remember to much hype aside from the prototype hype so to me infamous is not a flop and should never be uttered in the same sentence sales are sales thats all the game was fricken sweet so please use a gamers pref. and logic when declaring flops please be a gamer first a sales puppet second and as far as im concerned ODST and infamous are both good games we wont know if ODST is great till we play it but ive only heard one person tell me infamous wasn't great and it was for me. I just cant stand people who call themselves gamers but pledge there devotion to one console sure pick one you like better but dont hate on good games it make you look like a newb who's first console was a ps3 or 360 be a gamer goddamit please both sides support these devs for there effort not for the system of choice. Talk about backward thinking
I was content just reading everyones stupid comments, but I had to say something about yours. Sony has Gran Turismo, and if I am not mistaken has sold more than Halo.
PS3 "fanboys" didn't say Halo Reach would sell Halo ODST Stephen McGill of Microsoft said so.
That is the problem Microsoft. You don't get it. ODST SHOULD SELL ODST. It's really nice when Microsoft admits to the public the game doesn't have enough sand in it's pants to float it's own boat. Good job MS.
Gran Turismo Says hello if only M$ had an mega-juggernaut "Exclusive Franchise" that's not also on the PC like Gran Turismo that completely destroys everything in it's path. There fixed it for you....
It doesn't need Halo Reach beta to sell. No one is going to buy this game just for halo reach. Obviously, if they want Halo Reach beta, they also want to play this game. Although I don't think this game will sell as well as Halo 3. I know lots of people who bought a 360 just for Halo, and those same people don't know that ODST is coming out.
If they said. Halo reach beat is an added incentive for people to buy ODST it would have been better for them. Truth is. Brand name and ODST movie ad marketing campaign budget will sell this game.
Well, that and the word Halo on the box. I would truly be surprised if this sells badly, cause well, that's the world we live in.
a lot of Halo and MS hate here. It's not like they're charging 40 bucks for a demo. ;) Just playing guys, just playing.
thats why i bought it
This only confirms that ODST isn't significant enough to sell itself. There you have it folks, straight from the horses mouth.
'they got to do something after many reviewers gave it a mediocre score.' What are you talking about? Two reviews from two sites who have yet to play a legal version of a game, since its still uhhh...how do you say it...under embargo? Your stupidity amazes me.
I really don't care for the Halo series myself, but this game could totally sell itself because of all the rabid Halo fans out there can't wait for the next Halo installment.
Not exactly i'm getting the game because its Halo......Halo Reach is just extra toppings.
Seems like you would buy a turd in a box as long as it says Halo.
lmao... halo sdtv in 2009 halo gayreach in 2010... 2 games in space of 1 year pffff hahhahaha.. http://www.itndistribution....
helgan is HILARIOUS!
Overrated!!! *clap clap clap clapclapclap* Overrated!!!
it says everything the latest reviews proves this halo will flop
you obviously didn't see the pre order numbers.
The latest reviews? What reviews? Metacritic: 1. Xbox 360: Halo 3: ODST (2009) xx No Reviews.
Doesn't the game come out in less than a week? Why is there an embargo until Sunday?
are from people without any extended info on reach... imagine if they actually show what reach is like to generate even more excitement... if they show some sort of footage at tgs or something like that it would be insane ... coz right now for me odst's selling star is the 30$ worth of halo 3 map packs and new campaign right outta the box
Really? I thought the Halo name would be enough, im not really to bothered about the beta and knowing MS i doubt ODST will be the only means of getting into it. And funnily enough Crackdown 2 coming out next year......
Well I think Crackdown 2 is a legit title worthy of selling a lot. But this Halo ODST just seems like a quick cash in my M$. I mean how much could dev costs have been on this title to justify the $60 price?
"And funnily enough Crackdown 2 coming out next year..." lol, never thought of that. I'd like to play the beta, but I'm not going to spend $60 on it. I'll be getting Crackdown 2 day one, so hopefully they'll include another beta in it =D
MS...lol....plenty of confidence...looking for a beta opportunity to sell a game..... ODST = low 8s...from what I have seen
Halo selling Halo. Great combo.
standing punch, Hadoken!!
Pointless combo you mean.
^^^ Fear is not a good umbrella. Put it away.
but I read that as saying Reach will add extra incentive to buy ODST. Extra content is always extra incentive. He never said that the beta alone will sell ODST or that it needs the beta to sell. Interpretation fail for most of you. Only Halo is bashed for adding extra content to a game. How in the hell is adding access to the Reach beta a bad thing? More content in any game would be a good thing. I don't care what game it is. If KZ2 or UC2 came with a beta to another anticipated game, would that be bad? I think not.
HAlo mania has begun my friends reserve your copy today and be part off history just a few more weeks before halo arrives and guides uss xbox 360 owners to the promise land and help uss destroy the ps3 and send it back junkyard when halo comes crashing down ps3 owners will be hurt inside http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I want the same thing you're smokiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinn nn'
I own an xbox and there is no way in hell I am even gonna rent this game. My buddy gave me his copy of halo 3 after his 360 bricked and I just cannot see whats the big deal with the halo series.
the good thing about coryweb is he is excellent for working out the xbot to droid ratio on this site and in xbox related articles. as it stands the droids out number the xbots 25:4.........Achievement Unlocked! Its is now confirmed that the PS3 pony club members are the official trolls of the internet. And you guys do realise you droids spend more time here in the 360 land, dont you? i always thought the grass was supposedly greener on the PS3 side.........guess that aint true either...... Isn't N4G great, ive made a second account that is a proposed PS3 fanboy and the droids have given me 3 bubble in 2 weeks, for me doing mindless 360 trashing and you girls LOVE IT! seriously the PS3 community is scum of the earth, and are the skid marks on the underpants of society.
nah it wont microsoft has barly advertised the fact so not many normal gamers will know about it.
Stephen McGill should definitely shut up cause he's a freaking idiot. Very, very few people will pay $60 just for access to a beta (a game that may or may not work correctly). The Halo name brand and the inclusion of all the Halo map packs are what will sell ODST. I personally do not want to pay for all those map packs just to play ranked Halo 3 multiplayer which makes ODST a good deal for me.
Reach to be the best FPS ever! Gears 3 the best TPS!
Typical 12 year-old xbot comment.
My turn: You will do as I say when I say & there is only 2 things you can do about it. Nothing & Like it. Xboxlive must have alot of blinking lights that puts people into a trance & Makes em buy crap. I just saw the movie Gamer yesterday. Alot of hidden messages in that movie. "I have no strings on me".
halo game promoting another halo game how original, im renting odst for my xbox, not interested in teh beta. although I will be interested in the full game of halo reach when it comes out lol. i guess im burned out on betas. i just got mag beta this week, last month i had uncharted, ive been in generally everybeta, like cod5 for xbox beta, lbp, beta, socom beta,killzone 2, and mgs beta. I guess thats why im tired of them lol....... oh and i bough lbp goty edition so i got modnation racers beta also in line lol.....
Does anyone here actually know what Halo Reach is? Will it continue Master Chiefs story? What is it all about?
I do believe, it's been awhile since I read the book. Ok, so it takes place before Halo CE, takes place "during 'Halo: The Fall Of Reach' and at the beginning of 'Halo: First Strike." Both were books written back in 2001/2003. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... There's the links.
The idea of a beta is to improve upon your game, and there for hopefully improve the reception (sales) said game receives. It's not meant to bait money out of peoples pockets. This console gen may have the best games but it certainly has the worst etiquette.
For M$ it is. They know Halo fanboys will pay anything for a chance to play Reach early. They use Halo betas as a selling point, not a test phase.
Anyone who likes Halo enough to want the beta will probably be interested in ODST. I'm interested in the it, but no way in hell am I spending $60 on it. The only additional sales I think MS are going to get are people who really like Halo and want to play the beta, but were planning on renting ODST or buying it used since it's such a rip-off.
Halo Wars + Halo 3:ODST + Halo:Reach beta??? All in 1 year??? ;-D Talk about MILKING A... http://thinklings.org/b2/im... ;-D