Bungie Employee reveals the screenshots from both Edge magazine and Gameinformer are from a pre-alpha build on twitter.
Thats what we've been trying to tell the haters for the past week. Reason and logic isn't their strong suit :) BTW: HHG was the FIRST one to confirm that the Halo Reach beta will include a single player mission.
Halo haters will hate on anything you put in front of them.
i think we could all tell that
Just as well or there would have been some very disappointed people around. At least now there's still a shot at GOTY for Reach... r.
I doubt that...
Reading this just made my day! It put a big o smile on my face!! "AND A TEAR SAYING "DAM" ON THE FACE OF THE PS3 FANGIRLS" Like the guy said, "The real thing is looking hawt", Matter fact Halo Reach will sell like hotcakes, will get HAWT reviews, and the overall game is going to be HAWT-A*S!!!
I can't wait to see the final build.
Wow only pre-alpha? It already looks outstanding.
@ DeepInterludium Fist of all, the first video was a target render video not the alpha build and Halo 3 look much better than that 2nd screenshot.
Please know what you're talking about before you post like you know what you're talking about. When has that first pic been claimed as pre-alpha? That is Target build for Halo 3, it did not happen because the Halo 3 engine needed "GUTTING" The pre-alpha Halo Reach character models already surpass the Halo 3 target build. Nice Halo 3 pic in your 2nd link. Did you do something to it?
You already proven yourself to be either ignorant or a lier. So stop spamming this article with Halo 3 pics and Halo 2 pics please. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... What makes you think you know exactly what sequence all developers develop their games? Some work on graphics first and gameplay second. Others work on gameplay first and graphics last and many do a mix of things.
@niceguywii60 Thanks for backing me up to prove that the Halo 3 footage is Pre-Alpha while completely missing the point. Halo 3's graphics got WORSE pre-alpha to final. Halo 2's graphics got WORSE pre-alpha to final. Bungie is using pre-alpha as an excuse for all the criticism they received. Could the game look better pre-alpha to final? Sure, but history has shown they can't back up early screens.
@DeepInterludium Xi already showed how you were wrong. You probably didn't do anything to the screenshot, but Xi already showed how you can get screenshots that show whatever you want to show. Those Killzone 2 screenshots he showed looked horrible and light years away from the first Killzone 2 trailers. Show me a true gameplay screenshot from a pre-alpha build of Halo 3, not an early trailer which wasn't even found in the final game. That screenshot Xi showed of Halo 3 looked basically the same as that trailer and it also looked the same as the final game except for a shinier armor on master chief. All I know is that these images from Halo Reach look really impressive and I am willing to bet you that the final version will look just as good or better.
I want to see actual 720p screen captures now....
@LEGENDARY PELON Wow.. that made your day? That is kinda sad o_o But either way, I'm eagerly waiting to try the reach beta out xD
haters need to realise this aint no linear sequenced game like uncharted or mw. halo reach will have so much more processing ontop with great graphics cnt wait to see the final product im sure the environments wil be amazing and those wheather effects.
Linearity has basically nothing to do with processing.
Exactly what Unicorn said. The fact that a game is linear or not, has nothing to do with "processing" Do people read what they type these days. lol yeesh ... -_-
I think he might be talking about how big and open the environments are in Halo as compared to more linear games.
Troll Eater has some basis in reality... one of the more impressive things is that Halo: Reach doesn't use a skybox... a linear game is easier to create at a high level... just look at the most linear games on the PS2 and you can see that's true... God of War 2 was pretty impressive on the PS2 but it dealt with a very narrow field
You are what you eat, TROLL EATER.
@silent LMFAO. Comment of the day =p +bubbs
Anyway anything related to the Xbox 360 in here gets bash, just watch how many disagree i'm gonna have. lol
That's a paradox, sir.
You guys really get off on playing the victim huh? I've noticed that a lot lately.
They really aint playn... look at me.. i have 1 bubble... look at u.. you have like 80... cause u probably speak positive on sony stuff.. and i just speak the truth even when it sounds bad for sony...
Yeah that is true I have both an xbox 360 and ps3 but I notice anyone who talks bad about sony or the ps3 usually get more disagree's and have very few bubbles. Anyways good to see Halo Reach is only going to improve from what we have seen.
I can't imagine how good the final product will be Sony fanboys will probably say otherwise and bring up BUT THE DVD9 LIMITION OH NOEZ
It's nice to hear that Bungie's stepping up to their game. That looks pretty nice for being in pre-Alpha stage. Hope the final, retail build show what Bungie is capable of doing. I'm very excited for Reach.
First its "just pre alpha" comments then we will see "BEST GAME EVAR!" comments near the end. Dont fall for this. They already admited in thier "its not halo 4" article that its just another spin off. Go and hype up mass effect 2. It deserves it.
Honestly, this doesn't look special at all. Sure, it's alpha, whatever, but it still looks below unreal engine 3 graphics. It honestly does, and I doubt it will improve that greatly.
"it still looks below unreal engine 3 graphics" No it doesn't. Come on guys, be fair here. It looks really good.
I wonder how many of you got to see URE3's pre alpha builds?
it looks like halo 3
What would you know? Caveman. Halo Reach sure does make some of you defensive.
Of course those are, why would bungie show us any final build pictures right???? lololololol And Starry Night was in-game!!! WOWZA!!!
Impressive. Anybody with some sense can already see the big improvements. The final product will bring a lot of anger and jealousy from the other side.
I am sure jealous of Halo:Reach. Oh, wait no I am not. I can look past all stupid console crap, and actually think that Halo:Reach looks good :).
it is really big improvement for halo series if you know what i mean .
No match for the mighty kratos.
Haha why not both? I agree I'm more excited for GOW III, but I'm getting a little hyped about Reach now too. Bungie finally decided to make Halo look next gen. *Shrugs* Guess I'm glad I have both systems so I can enjoy both games.
I wonder if GT5 is still on Pre Alpha stage. Maybe it is still in Prehistoric Alpha Stage. LMFAO
Even if GT5 is in Prehistoric Alpha Stage, it still looks better than Reach. ;)
Oh Snap!!! droid am cry :(
Kratos is so cool that none of his games have even passed the 3million mark. Man, everryone loves Kratos and the last place turd burglar console. Only in Crazy Ken Kutaragi 4D fantasy PSTurd land. Everything will be destroyed by Reach in 2010 3rd place Flopstation PS3rders. Last place droids have become all together deluded by their ass backwards, Xbox wannabe movie player.
Mass Effect 2 is 2/3 longer than God of Wa3, has deeper customization than GT5(not that hard to beat really) and has better shooting mechanics than MAG.
-Obama, sorry to tell you but GT5 hasn't impressed me so far. Forza 3 looks and plays better than GT5P and the GT5 Time Trial demo, and I doubt the final game is going to be all that much better. It will have a lot more content, but I don't think the graphics will be too much better. God of War 3 looks really good, but it is hardly the bar raising game that ps3 fanboys claim it to be.-
I dunno why you bots go near the graphics when the last good looking game on 360 was in 2008. 360 is not about graphics its about having fun and online, stick to that don't go near graphics please.
GT4 sold 12 million when there was 120 PS2's, droids are so delusional they don't see facts.
Sodabot, Mass Effect 2 is a rpg, and 30 hour is VERY short for a rpg. On the other hand GOW3 is an action game, so 10+ hours is very fitting not to mention that it will feature epic action not possible in ME2.
"GT4 sold 12 million when there was 120 PS2's, droids are so delusional they don't see facts. " yeah just like how the bots don't see the 1 year head start the 360 had.
Halo Reach looks damn good and it is only going to be improved more between now and when it comes out.
Stop using drugs...Drugs are bad...
Maybe they heard of bad stuff going along with those pictures that they had to tell everyone that it was a "pre-alpha" build? My opinion of the matter.
I'm a little confused as to how anyone has been able to pass judgment on how good or bad this game will look based on those low quality magazine scans.
I agree in part. Those scans were not real clear, but I think it gives us at least an idea.
1) Isn't it a bit odd that Bungie would present those shots w/o saying beforehand, much in the printed interview, that the shots were an early build. 2) As opposed to all the "Haters" haven't all the fans of the game been nothing but awestruck of these shots? Now many of you are coming out and calling them "meh?"
when it looks like gears of war. How come no one was saying meh to them? People like what they like, I've heard a lot more 'meh' about halo reach, in the halo articles, then 'meh' about god of war. Heck, if you think the game is 'meh' why even bother going into the articles.
Because a centaur was getting its guts ripped out? A god getting his head torn off? Nevermind that you're trying to compare stills to actual game footage. And again, the only people saying "meh" are the same exact same people who got excited seeing MC walking. many of the same ones who are going "meh" at old Halo Reach pics because someone from Bungie is saying its okay to go "meh" at them. Days after those pics were released and approved by Bungie themselves. So that begs the question why would they put them out in the first place, or are they doing damage control from the "meh" reaction of their own trailer?
People were impressed then and they are impressed now. I think people were just wondering at what point the game was in its development and Bungie answered that. You are trying to read into things too much.
Yes people were impressed, but were they impressed with what was there or what they wanted to see? Were they just giving the exact same reaction they've given to every other Halo title since Halo 2 needing months to admit the game didn't quite meet hype or expectations? How long before Reach is out are we going to hear that it wasn't utter perfection, but that MS and Bungie will make it up with Halo 4? How many times has the 360 camp been referred to as suffering from battered wives syndrome? @Arnon: "Really?" What? Why would you waste a bubble on a completely empty, pointless and especially non-humorless comment?
Why have you wasted 3 bubbles that have nothing regarding: "Bungie: Screenshots Are From A Pre-Alpha Build" "1) Isn't it a bit odd that Bungie would present those shots w/o saying beforehand, much in the printed interview, that the shots were an early build." ^^^^ This is asinine. There was no precedent for Bungie to make that claim. It would've come across as smug and touting their graphics, which isn't an image that Bungie wants to promote. I mean, is there honestly a reason why you're making a mountain out of a mole hill? "2) As opposed to all the "Haters" haven't all the fans of the game been nothing but awestruck of these shots? Now many of you are coming out and calling them "meh?" This one doesn't even need to be asked. It has nothing to do with anything. It's simply troll banter, and honestly, I'm not even sure why you're in this Halo: Reach thread. 1. I'm not even sure you like Halo. 2. Do you even own a 360, let alone play it regularly to justify your negative opinions upon a certain product that you have hardly any information on, except for the fact that it is in Pre-Alpha stage? In conclusion, both of your original points were nothing but flamebait. They had nothing regarding the subject at hand, and were comprised of topics that you knew would upset the public. Also, who's calling them "meh"? Can you actually clarify people who were saying at one point that they were beautiful, and suddenly stated that they were unimpressed?
"How many times has the 360 camp been referred to as suffering from battered wives syndrome?" By who, Godmars, PS3 fanboys? Seriously, that is a very stupid comment. I've never heard it and if I ever did hear it I am sure it would be coming from a PS3 fanboy.
So Bungie can claim that they're using the 360 to its utmost but they can't tell a magazine that pics they're giving it of the game aren't from a preliminary build? How would it be taken as anything but positive if they said that? And yet that little detail is leaked via Twitter days after some reaction of them has been taken. At the very least that smacks of some manipulation, or Bungie believes that some of the negative comments - despite this being the internets - carry some weight. That they needed to be a position to do damage control. My "hater" comment? I felt like putting out the question because if you check some of the responses in this thread there are more than few that express doubt much less concern. From many who have been comparing those pics to KZ2, U2 and GOW3 for the same stupid and shallow reasons fanboys always have. As for not knowing from my comments weather or not I hate or like Reach much less own a 360, no you don't. I haven't been questioning the quality of the Game or Bungie's ability to deliver, just how the fanbase is reacting. Which is a bit sheepish. By some of your comments in this thread that you stand ready to pick GOW3 apart for its faults but can't be bothered to name them, has told me much about you... @el zorro: Then you probably weren't around when Tales of Versperia or SO4 for the PS3 were announced.
Firstly, it wasn't meant to pick God of War 3 apart. The fact that you make that presumption is evidence of how unreasonably belligerent you are. If you would like, though. I could tear the game apart and show you each of it's individual shortcomings.
GOW3 looks like gears??? your not serious are you? if your joking then I'll lol cause it was a pretty good joke. if not, then watever your smoking, just stop man. seriously. As far as halozzz reach, if this is prealpha then its going to look better obviously. lets just wait for the game to come out before we say that it looks worse or better than a PS3 exclusive.
It's looking really nice.
bungie and peter molyenuex are known to lie a lot. they must have seen the 360 fans crying after seeing the screenshots.