6 Years of Halo Planned

Sniper Ash6

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Title says it all really

6 Years of Halo Planned, ODST Sells 2.5m & Reach Confirmed as Prequel
Written Friday, October 09, 2009 by Dan Webb

If you love Halo, you'll love the next 6 years if 343 Industries' Creative Director, Frank O'Connor's words are anything to go by. If you loathe Halo... suck it up... it's going to be a long ride.
"We do have a plan that goes out at least six years," says O'Connor. Plans that include not only Halo: Reach, the upcoming anime Halo: Legends but a new Marvel comic series called Halo: Bloodline following the success of the current series Halo: Helljumper, a new story collection called Halo: Evolutions and the sixth wave of Halo action figures. And we suspect there is more... lots more.
According to USA Today - where all this new info stems from - Halo 3: ODST has already sold over 2.5 million units in just its first 2 weeks which according to Microsoft, amounts to about $125 million for their Entertainment and Devices division. The article doesn't specify whether that is just US or global sales, but it's pretty damn good either way.
O'Connor talked briefly about Halo: Reach as well, confirming our suspicions that the game will act as a prequel to the franchise, suspicions that were based on the fact that Reach was the target of some serious Covenant aggression before Halo: Combat Evolved.
"It's a prequel to Halo 1," says O'Connor, "a chronological prequel, but it is not a prequel in the directions the Star Wars prequels were to the (original) movies."
"It will cover events in and around the planet Reach." Again, something we assumed already.
O'Connor did find time to mention the Halo film which is currently on hold, as well as... try to act shocked here... hinting that Master Chief may return.
"We're being very careful to pick the right time and the right partner," O'Connor said about the movie. And Master Chief, well...
"I think that (his) fate, Cortana's fate and the identity of that giant, dark planet at the ending (on the game's hardest skill level) — that's a spoiler — are probably big mysteries that would be irritating if they were just cliffhangers."
Good news for Halo fans. Just news for everyone else.

from Xbox360Achievements.org - 6 Years of Halo Planned, ODST Sells 2.5m & Reach Confirmed as Prequel
 

The Bass

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"I think that (his) fate, Cortana's fate and the identity of that giant, dark planet at the ending (on the game's hardest skill level) — that's a spoiler — are probably big mysteries that would be irritating if they were just cliffhangers."
Halo 4 am confirmed.
 
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Deleted member 380232

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:nono: What do you expect? a company has a good product that makes them lots of profit. Why wouldn't they?

Halo is a huge franchise and is becoming like Star Trek/Star Wars/James Bond. Love it or hate it it's arguably the strongest, biggest, brand in gaming
 

kopchoir

Banned
cool

But where is the originality im not just aiming this at halo though i think cod is on its 12th game now gears will be on its third fourth everything is the same old :censored: i can see where stinja is going and its not necceseraly a dig at halo per say either just same old :censored:
 

Sniper Ash6

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cool

But where is the originality im not just aiming this at halo though i think cod is on its 12th game now gears will be on its third fourth everything is the same old :censored: i can see where stinja is going and its not necceseraly a dig at halo per say either just same old :censored:
Its why im quite enjoying Operation Flashpoint is different to others

By all means if games that are in a series can be long and give me something decent (and new) to do in them then im happy to play
 

domtheone

Distinguished Member
The Halo games are the only thing that keep my interest in gaming these days.

I'd pretty much decided that I wouldn't buy any of the next generation of consoles but if Halo 4 appeared on the Xbox720 (or whatever it's going to be called), then i'd have no choice but to purchase.:thumbsup:
 

Stinja

Member
":rolleyes:" [/valiant defence]
:rotfl: touché good sir, touché ;)

But really, do people not get cynical when the original developers drop a franchise, and yet because it's popular, it keeps going from the owners of the IP? I'm not saying it dosent make business sense, but will it really be (objectively) any good?

I still call forth the "milking" card :thumbsdow
 
:rotfl: touché good sir, touché ;)

But really, do people not get cynical when the original developers drop a franchise, and yet because it's popular, it keeps going from the owners of the IP? I'm not saying it dosent make business sense, but will it really be (objectively) any good?

I still call forth the "milking" card :thumbsdow
Time will tell I guess. Frank O'Connor left Bungie to oversee 343 Industries' development of the Halo franchise and they've hired a lot of good talent so I'm willing to give them a chance.

The comic books etc aren't my thing but a lot of people ask for stuff like this to flesh out the Halo universe so you can't blame them really.
 

Billy Goodgun

Well-known Member
Time will tell I guess. Frank O'Connor left Bungie to oversee 343 Industries' development of the Halo franchise and they've hired a lot of good talent so I'm willing to give them a chance.
My thoughts exactly. I'll give any new Halo game a chance, but if it's rubbish, let me assure you - I'll be first in line to cast down Halo 4 like the apocryphal Tower of Babel. Same goes for Reach, for that matter. :)

Also enjoyed reading in this month's weekly update that there will be some Bungie-inspired Live Arcade titles coming up. W00t. :clap:
 

bearman3784

Distinguished Member
:nono: What do you expect? a company has a good product that makes them lots of profit. Why wouldn't they?

Halo is a huge franchise and is becoming like Star Trek/Star Wars/James Bond. Love it or hate it it's arguably the strongest, biggest, brand in gaming
yes that's definately arguable ;)
 

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