Halo on PS3, not 360 (Movie on Blu-ray)

There's a rumor going around that the Fox movie company has picked up the primary license rights to the Halo movie, a move which has made many people cheer since there were worries the movie would never see the light of day. If the rumor turns out to be correct though, it brings up an interesting point -- Fox is exclusive to Blu-ray and they'd be the ones publishing the title when it was released.

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Diselage4140d ago

I have a feeling if Blu-ray pulls ahead any further Microsoft is going to jump ship on HD-DVD.

MK_Red4140d ago

I dont know which one is more complex. Watching Halo movie on PS3 or watching Spider-man 3 Blu-ray disk on 360.

Covenant4140d ago

MK Red--


The irony's so thick you can cut it with a plasma sword...


With a release date somewhere in 2009/2010 you can bet by then even Sony will be selling movies on HD-DVD format. Where there is demand, Supply soon follows. Fox will turn sooner mark my words!

Check out Halo the movie:

zantetsuken4140d ago

Lol, when? When Blu-ray is outselling HD-DVD 50:1? The numbers don't lie, BD is currently smashing HD-DVD.

pwnsause4140d ago

Dude, Fox doesnt want to jump ship because HD-DVD has gone its way with the Pirates (Remember AACS Crack anyone) anyway, HD-DVD is dying, BLu-ray is raping HD-DVD right now.

Silver3604139d ago (Edited 4139d ago )

Just think all those PS3 loving people seeing Halo on their beloved PS3. Then they feel the urge to play the MS exclusive game. Sounds kinda tricky on MS part. Hmmmmm.

Anything but Cute4139d ago

If you own an XBOX 360 and you're holding a grudge against Blu ray that's just stupid. Halo is an XBOX game but a movie is something totally different.

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MK_Red4140d ago

From the moment they announced a Halo movie with Fox and Universal collaborating, I knew there would be problems. Fox is Blu-ray only and Universal is HD-DVD only. That would have screwed up the HD release of the film. Now with Universal out, situation is even weirder since if Fox makes it and releases it on Blu-ray, only PS3 owners can watch it. (Aside from Blu-ray player owners).
Off the topic, I still cant understand why they're hesitating about making Halo movie while other movies like Kane & Lynch and Gears Of War are going forward. They are great but Halo has such a large fanbase that studios should know it will sell.

Lyberator4140d ago (Edited 4140d ago )

Too bad fox said their not making a movie.
And are you kidding me? Halo movie on ps3 not 360. Wtf is that garbage. Since when did being on a format make one movie exclusive to a console. BOTH PLAY DVD's do they not? And besides even if all this were true the 360 does have the video marketplace for HD movies. More useless flamebait bullshit.

DrPirate4140d ago

Well said, but effectively, there are people who want to watch it in HD. DVD's look like crap on my tv. I'd be getting the Halo movie on blu-ray. Doesn't bother me in the least bit though.

Lyberator4140d ago (Edited 4140d ago )

360 has the video marketplace. Its not like owners would be deprived seeing it in HD. MS would find a way trust me. They would be making money .

Premonition4140d ago (Edited 4140d ago )

Even though xbox live has HD movies on the marketplace, that doesnt mean they can still get Halo if the rights are with fox, unless the shell out alot of cash and even then its going to be hard to put up there if the only HD version is in Blu ray format.

EDIT: I also forgot, what They could do is since xbox360 can upscale DVD's that would be better then nothing so, you can still watch it in High def and some way shape or form.

Lyberator4140d ago

Yeh but wouldn't the core rights still be with Microsoft? I guess i'm confused about what Fox actually acquired.

San anto4139d ago

so u will download 20 gbs of data from the marketplace ?

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ImWithStupid4140d ago

you beat me to it, talk about the ultimate kick in the nuts to xbot

Saint Sony4140d ago

Who gives a sh!t about a movie. I will go see it in theater anyhow, consoles are made for gaming.

PSTripleOG4140d ago

I was just about to say that. Well this time next year i will be watching Halo on my PLAYSTATION 3 HAHA.

Kaneda4139d ago

"4.3 - Indeed.
I was just about to say that. Well this time next year i will be watching Halo on my PLAYSTATION 3 HAHA."

If the movie is any good... Just becoz its Halo..doesn't mean its good...remember DOOM.. or Street Fighter..:)

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Dlacy13g4140d ago (Edited 4140d ago )

The Halo movie would never appear on BluRay before it was available on a format the 360 supported. This article is simply flamewar material nothing more.

EDIT: the article is also completely wrong when it states: "Also, Microsoft has come out previously and explicitly said that they will not be releasing a Blu-ray add-on for the 360, leaving Xbox 360 owners high and dry if they want to watch the HD treatment of their ambrosia."

MS has always said they were supporting HD-DVD but should the format war go the way of Blu-Ray they could add a Blu-Ray player if needed. HD-DVD is simply the format they chose to support w/ an add-on but they are in NO WAY bound to the HD-DVD format for the 360. All they need is DVD FOX would release it on DVD .....NOT Blu-Ray first if nothing else.

MK_Red4140d ago

But Universal is not longer behind film and Fox has a Blu-ray only policy. And the rights for VHS,DVD and HD Format release of movies belong to publishing studio which in this cas is Fox. They also collaborate with Sony Pictures for special effects sometimes.

Dlacy13g4140d ago

You assume the movie would be released on Blu-Ray. DVD is still the format of choice for movie consumers. And again...down the road who knows...but in the immediate future...this would not (Blu-Ray only) be the case for a Halo Movie.

Premonition4140d ago

You mean this quote from Microsoft: "We firmly stand behind the HD DVD format as the best choice for consumers. Current reports indicating that Microsoft has a back-up plan, which includes Blu-ray support are incorrect. We're fully committed to HD DVD and have absolutely no plans to support other optical formats."

jaaz4140d ago (Edited 4140d ago )

You are dead wrong. You confuse software rights with movie rights. If Fox purchases the movie rights, that will no doubt include the home video rights as well, especially since studios are getting rich off of DVD/HD sales (ever notice how soon movies nowadays are going to home video? That's not a coincidence).

With the home video rights, they can send the movie to home video in any format they damn well please, irregardless of whether it will piss off MS fanboys.

The only thing that could change that is if they specifically agree to release the movie on DVD only and not in an HD format (since Fox is not supporting HD-DVD), but don't hold your breath on that one. Movie studios aren't exactly lining up to be the one to distribute the Halo movie, and it is doubtful that they would ever get any major movie studio to agree to such a restriction.

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