How Halo 3 Changed Game Development

Scottish journalist William Lyon MacKenzie once said, "The promises of yesterday are the taxes of today."

Never has this been truer than with Halo 3, the eagerly anticipated Xbox 360 game developed by Bungie Studios and published by Microsoft. The promises of yesterday, especially from the first installment of the series, came in the form of an arresting storyline, a powerful new hardware system, tremendous scope in terms of visual panoramas, and a complete set of game modes, as well as fabulous multiplayer action.

Based on Halo's runaway success, the paradigm for a successful video game studio -- and its relationship to its publisher -- may never be the same again.

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toughNAME3935d ago

It'll be a long time before they come out with a game that has half as many features that Halo 3 did

X_GAMER_X3935d ago

Me, As a FPS I found that Halo has always brought something new to the FPS marked.
I have played the most FPS games, ANd I like most of them but..Halo has its feeling.

Halo is the only campaign game that a finished 100 times And I find that funny every time.

mintaro3934d ago

halo has always brought the best towards the FPS genre

moses3934d ago

I agree with all the posts above, but really, the disagrees in this are ridiculous.

ArmrdChaos3934d ago

Must be the same guy with his 5 accounts.

bootsielon3934d ago (Edited 3934d ago )

What's ridiculous is that people actually think it's an innovative game, and that its gameplay is the best. It seems that these people were born after Halo, as they don't know anything before that. Furthermore, it seems as if it was the only thing they played, as they don't know anything after that. It's all "Halo this, halo that". Microsoft are genius marketers, but not genius developers. Half-Life, GoldenEye, Crysis, Duke Nukem 3D, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Black, Far Cry, Bioshock, COD4, Counter-Strike, Gears of War.... I mean seriously, you have to admit Halo 3 is way overhyped for what it truly is: A mainstream, risk free approach to FPS.


So I get minus bubble for stating my opinion... 6 agrees, 6 disagrees. It seems that not everyone agrees with you. Just for stating that I deserve less bubbles for simply stating my opinion, everyone should return YOU the favor.

Oh, and to the "failure" below toughNAME, I guess everyone has to agree with you, don't you? Amusing xbots, not quite as intelligent as morons.

Seriously guys, you are saying "Halo is innovative", but you haven't really backed it up yet. I don't deny MGS4 and Killzone are hyped, but MGS has always lived up to the hype (not so with Killzone).

The funny thing is that you guys label this site as a PS3 fansite even though your lot considers me sacrilegious for "insulting" halo by calling it "not innovative". I never said it wasn't good.

"fileshare, replay feature, metagame, map editor AND name a game that comes close to Halo 3's party system"

All of this has existed before on many PC games and a few console games, don't make yourself look like you have only played Halo in your life. Wow, so now Halo used everything that was made before on PC and put it all together instead of separate games. That IS innovative. Hey, you know what would be really innovative? Putting every possible game mechanic and mode on a single game!! WOW EAT THAT HALO 3!

moses3934d ago

Look at the massive amount of hype on this site on MGS4 and Killzone 2, especially Killzone 2 which is based upon nothing. I'm not saying it won't live up to the hype, but there sure is a ton of it.

toughNAME3934d ago

minus bubble...I dont usually take bubbles for peoples opinions but you cant just deny facts

name 1 game that has a fileshare, replay feature, metagame, map editor AND name a game that comes close to Halo 3's party system?

Opinions are fine...but your just making yourself look like an idiot

BloodySinner3934d ago

Don't worry about it, man. This failure is just in denial.

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