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Tuesday, 12 July 2011 12:05

Microsoft admits losing its way with Halo

Written by Nick Farell
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How did that happen?
Microsoft has admitted that it is stuffing up one of its biggest franchises – the game Halo.

Microsoft Game Studios boss Phil Spencer said that the company had lost its way with Halo: Reach and Halo. Future versions of the game will get rid of the anonymous characters of Halo: Reach and Halo: ODST and get back to playing as Master Chief again. He told the August 2011 issue of OXM that people liked playing Master Chief who was the 'John Wayne character of the universe'.

In one of the more serial quotes that would have impressed Douglas Adams, Spencer said that it was time to get back to Master Chief. “Make it simple. It's not Halo-anything, it's Halo 4. It's the beginning of a new trilogy”. He said that Halo was a very story-driven, immersive experience, centred around Master Chief.


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0 #1 STRESS 2011-07-12 12:53
No one gives a damn about Master Chief or HALO (totally overrated third class shooter)
 
 
+11 #2 Jurassic1024 2011-07-12 13:14
Quoting STRESS:
No one gives a damn about Master Chief or HALO (totally overrated third class shooter)



-Halo 2
the flagship title for Microsoft's Xbox gaming system sold approximately 340,000 copies more than "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" did in its first six days on shelves.

-Halo 3
1.8 million copies sold in the first 8 hours. This would put Halo 3 at the top of the list for any form of entertainment’s top “one day sales”.

-Halo Reach
Spencer said the $200 million figure made "Reach" the biggest launch of any game or movie this year.

Kill yourself please.
 
 
+3 #3 Silentwalker 2011-07-12 13:21
I loved Reach and ODST for these reasons, It's still halo but we got diffrent story backgrounds for diffrent people that helped explain diffrent events that happened in the Halo Universe. Such as how Halo CE began by showing Reach, and with ODST what happened during and after the events of Halo 2, and playing as just a "human".
 
 
+3 #4 Alterecho 2011-07-12 13:25
I've only had the chance to play Halo 1 and Halo 2. They may have been great but they poorly convey the story. I read/heard the first 4 books and let me tell that this is one of the most amazing stories/universe!
 
 
+20 #5 fingerbob69 2011-07-12 13:28
M$ will continue to be lost with Halo and all things Halo while they continue to keep it an Xbox exclusive.

Bring Halo back home to the PC, M$!
 
 
-1 #6 thematrix606 2011-07-12 16:50
Quoting STRESS:
No one gives a damn about Master Chief or HALO (totally overrated third class shooter)


It's unfortunately a console thing :/

Average sheeple..
 
 
-16 #7 Warrior24_7 2011-07-12 17:55
They did ALOT better with the HALO franchise than the PC did with the dismal Crysis franchise. One HALO game has out sold all three Crysis games!!! :D
 
 
+10 #8 thematrix606 2011-07-12 18:16
Quoting Warrior24_7:
They did ALOT better with the HALO franchise than the PC did with the dismal Crysis franchise. One HALO game has out sold all three Crysis games!!! :D


Quantity != quality
 
 
-16 #9 Warrior24_7 2011-07-12 19:27
Quoting thematrix606:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
They did ALOT better with the HALO franchise than the PC did with the dismal Crysis franchise. One HALO game has out sold all three Crysis games!!! :D


Quantity != quality


You're right, quantity does equal quality as the game was a killer app and THE ONLY reason it was outsold is because it was an exclusive instead of multi-platform. It has definitely outsold every PC FPS! :-)
 
 
+3 #10 123s 2011-07-13 11:05
I heard players care more about the quality of the game itself and not how many copies it sold.
I mean its nice that Bobby did billions with CoD, for Bobby but it doesnt help me as a gamer if the game is bad. (not saying Halo is bad, its just overrated)
 

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