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Halo Wars 2 Won't Just Be "Total War: Halo" But Closer To The Original Game
As we're learning about the universe, we've been working closely with 343 Industries, and that's been a really interesting learning experience. While I don't have many particularly fond memories of Halo Wars, I think it is good to see Creative Assembly adopt the original game more than their own Total War games If for no other[...]
Halo 5's Campaign To Be Twice As Long As Halo 4's
What's even crazier is the fact that the game was originally longer than it is now, before 343 scaled back. To me, this news actually makes me a little more nervous than happy I really do enjoy a nice, condensed single player experience around the 10 hour mark It's not like the multiplayer won't tack on[...]
Halo Wars 2 Announced And Is Being Made By 343 And The Creative Assembly
I know, like I said, this is all very weird. It was announced that Total War's Creative Assembly are working on it in conjunction with 343, and that is great news The developer has shown it has great skill in this genre and bringing that to Halo Wars is certainly interesting Colour me interested. Here is the[...]
Infection Is Likely Coming To The Master Chief Collection
In a Halo Waypoint post, 343 let on that the mode would be added soon saying: The playlist team continues to work on future updates, and it's quite likely that we'll be talking more about things like Infection in the coming weeks. This will be welcome news in my circle of regular Halo players There is nothing quite[...]
SDCC '15: Halo 5's Story 'Has Layers' And Should Be Taken 'Slow'
I think 343 are taking the narrative in incredibly interesting places, and I seriously hope Halo 5 builds on that good work. Speaking at a panel today down in San Diego, narrative designer on the game Morgan Lockhart talked about how that story is currently being structured and it sounds interesting She encourages fans to take their[...]
Halo 5 Devs Have Teared Up During The Game's Story
In an interview with Kotaku, 343 head Josh Holmes said: There's a part in the game where I have teared up On top of that creative director on the project, Tim Longo added: We have a lot of surprises in the campaign when it comes to that side of things and we've tried hard to instill those kind of[...]
Halo 5: Guardians Special Editions Contents Outlined
I loved 4 a whole lot, so seeing where the next goes is high on my list of priorities this fall. If you are a mega -an though, there are a few special editions you can pick up whose content The limited edition which runs you $100 contains: Warzone REQ Bundle: 14 Premium Requisition packs Halo: The Fall[...]
Halo 5 To Make All 15 DLC Multiplayer Maps Free
As explained by 343 head Josh Holmes, this felt like something that needed to happen: When you have paid map packs and content, you divide the player base into two groups: the haves and the have-nots. The people that have the map pack can play together but the people who don't cannot That to us is a[...]
Every Halo Game Will Have A Beta From Now On
It wasn't pretty and it means that Halo 5 is under a very watchful eye now because of it. In the new GameInformer (via Gamespot), 343 head Bonnie Ross has talked about the collection and how the developer is going to combat similar issues happening in the future She said that originally the plan was to ship[...]
Halo ODST Remaster Cuts The Famous Destiny Reference
Alas though, you'll have to slum the 360 version to see this Easter egg in the future. Side note: Could 343 be pulling a fast one on us again and talking about details of Halo 5? Who is her? Could it be Cortana, who was (SPOILERS) sort of killed off at the end of Halo 4?[...]
Halo ODST Possibly Coming To The Master Chief Collection On Friday
This is in part due to the game's notorious connection issues, as the Halo 3 spin-off will be free to people who played the game before December 18th as that is when issues were at their worst. Well 343 are going to make good on the promise now, as a listing seems to have outed that[...]