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I work with the level design department though my specific job description allows me to stay up to date with most of the happenings at the company. I'm posting here to vent. I've been with the industry for just under a decade and I've never had to deal with as intrusive and disrespectful a publisher as Microsoft.

First off, we knew the MCC needed additional playtesting when all the components were brought together but we didn't know how badly it would turn out at launch. When we got all the outsourced components in we told Microsoft we wanted to release the game in early 2015 but they were adamant about releasing the game in November. So yes, we expected a buggy mess but our hands were tied.

When we saw just how bad the game was performing, Frank had everybody come to a staff meeting where he basically said we would put (almost) everything on hold until this thing was fixed, and that's what we have more or less been doing.

Last week Microsoft started letting on that they want us to move on from the project and focus more on halo 5. Frank's response was pretty straight forward. We needed more time.
Now yesterday they sent some suit down here to have a private meeting with Frank and Bonnie Ross. I don't know what happened in the meeting but Frank has been pissed since.
If you've been playing the MCC lately, you know that there is still work to be done. Before the MCC even went gold we asked M$ what our chances of delaying halo 5 to 2016 are and they were adamant that it be released before black Friday 2015.

This is fucking retarded. I'm not going to say Halo 5 is going to be a buggy mess because unlike the MCC it's mostly in house but still, right now we basically have 2 options: drop MCC updates and focus entirely on Guardians or keep a small team on the MCC and risk releasing Guardians in a state I wouldn't want to put my name on.

So you know what? Fuck it. Ask away. I'll answer as much as I can.
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>>276160259
I don't have any questions for you Anon, I'm not a console scum.
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Is arby playable?
How much of the game is played by chief?
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>>276160407
Lol I play PC myself when I have the time, but I still love halo. That's why I applied for the job (worked at Treyarch beforehand)
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>>276160519
Serious question now.
You say you've been working in vidya for a decade now.
Did you expect the vidya industry to be like this?
What keeps you going?
What proves me you're not full of shit?
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>>276160427
The Arbiter is not a playable character.
There was a plan to make him the second player during Locke's missions like in Halo 3 but seeing as chief was alone it just felt weird that we didn't have a story mission for two chiefs but had one for Locke's partner, so that was scrapped.
He is in the game though and plays a prominent role.

Locke and chief get equal playtime until the latter fourth of the game when chief kinda takes over.
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>>276160259
>>276160519
your company has single handedly killed one of the better multiplayer games from my childhood. do tell me, will you be moving on the counter strike and strategy games next? i'm just wondering so i know when the fuck to get out of the genera and never look back again in fear of your fucking worthless pieces of shit ruining something else i love. I hope Microsoft shits all over your bottom of the barrel ass company.
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>>276160720
I always heard horror stories about Microsoft when I worked with treyarch under Activision.

Activision btw is not a kind publisher but they are worlds better than M$.

And idk you're just gunna have to trust me, or don't idk, I'm just pissed. No way I'm putting something here that could cost me my job.
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>>276160259
1 post proof
2 Whats it like working for 343, microshitters asside?
3 what would you rather be working on?
4 fold or scrunch?
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>>276160259
Do you know Mackenzie? He used to be an intern
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>>276161090
>No way I'm putting something here that could cost me my job.
Can't you post some generic company loot, like a lanyard or something?
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What does Mister Chief's face look like?
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>>276160823
Do you believe you guys are straying too far from Halo's roots? From the killstreaks and perks in 4, it just feels too much like CoD to me.
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>>276161110

1. See >>276161090
2. 343 as a company is fine. I like most of the people here and pretty much everyone here loves halo so that's good. There is considerable debate among us however as to which direction the series needs to go in.
3. There is no series I'd rather be working on. I would love to fix sonic the hedgehog but honestly I'm not qualified for that... I don't think anyone is at this point.
4. Kek
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>>276161587
Does the mcc at least work now, cause I played last week and it still took 5+ minutes to find a match
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>>276161587

Electrical and computer engineer here. I know it's hard to penetrate, but what would you recommend I do to try to get into the industry?
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>>276160259
>Frank had everybody come to a staff meeting where he basically said we would put (almost) everything on hold until this thing was fixed, and that's what we have more or less been doing.
>Last week Microsoft started letting on that they want us to move on from the project and focus more on halo 5. Frank's response was pretty straight forward. We needed more time.
>Now yesterday they sent some suit down here to have a private meeting with Frank and Bonnie Ross.
>random characters and wannabe details
Pathetic liar
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>>276161587
>343 as a company is fine
>everyone here loves halo
than how the fuck did you manage to kill off a series with one game.
>i'm not qualified for that
no one is your company is qualified to program a shitty flash game let alone a triple A product
>kek
need i say morE?
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>>276161548
I have no idea. It's described in the books pretty well but we have no rendering of it in-game if that's what you mean. His helmet gets (forcefully) removed in Guardians at one point but we don't show you his face.

>>276161567
I think we were with 4.
But at the same time, I've never seen halo as a series that is constant. Each game adds and subtracts many elements to the series. Our goal is to continue the evolution but we want to be ORIGINAL about it. I'm happy with where guardians is heading if that's where you are asking.

Also, ordinance is not gone, but it's gone from basic matchmaking. You can still add it in customs if you want.
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why cant you guys just make a halo ass halo game instead of this future cod bullshit? also who keeps insisting that the multiplayer needs story ties? Nobody cares if spartans are shooting other spartans in space, all the story reasons do is give you an easy cop-out 'in-universe' explaination as to why we cant be elites anymore.
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>>276162124
why the fuck the explosion/lighting/audio effects were so subdued in 4? felt fucking weak
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What is the general plot of Halo 5?

Can you tell me how it ends?
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>>276162108
To be fair, I had very little to do with halo 4's multiplayer. If the maps were made in house (certain affinity did them) then I might have been more involved but even with halo 5 (guardians that is, in case you haven't figured it out we are doing the starcraft 2 thing) I'm still more connected to the campaign side of things.
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>>276160259
What was the biggest problem with developing MCC?
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>>276162124
If you really want to prove your real, I guess you can upload a webm or gif of a game that's already out but with wording that can't be done otherwise, like that ex-Ubisoft employee that came on here bitching about watch dogs.
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>I work as a level designer but also know how the company runs.

12 year old NEET who knows nothing about the world detected
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Guys Gabe Newel here, I'm so mad about what happened with HATRED and the current games industry I'll answer any questions

Reggie Fils Ame is also here.

No I can't post proof because we don't want to lose our jobs.
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>>276162420
I know you can't spoil it, but don't even hint at it.
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its been a month and MCC still is broken, how did you guys fuck up so hard?
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All the xbox drones already bought it and M$ has made their money off it already so why would they give two fucks

I dont see H5 being that big, i mean look at the backlash from H4. M$ had to re-release games from 10 years ago to get the xbone to sell.
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>>276160259
I believe you, OP. What you say matches that guy that was working on the last Banjo Kazooie before it was completely fucked over by Microshit suits.

The only question I have is if they're gonna stop being retarded and start releasing things on PC. Then I might care.
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>>276162484
i was talking about the campaign you giant fucking faggot. who the fuck plays halo's campaing by themselves? honestly though how the fuck did you manage to make as piss poor of a story as you did. and what was with that stupid fucking cortanafu bullshit. get out of here.
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>>276160259
This sounds like complete bullshit, and you're dropping names that are common in every video.

Why tell lies like a faggot?

You know the rules, we need proof.
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>>276163023
I don't understand why they didn't want to explain anything.
And Cortana was too "woman" if that makes sense. She was practically crying the whole game.
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>>276163023

Hey everybody, look how mad the pathetic faggot is that his babbys first FPS got ruined.

Grow up and move on.
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>>276163023
M8 why you so mad, halo 4 had a pretty great campaign
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>>276163267
>muh rampancy
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>>276163341
said no one ever.
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>>276163341
I have never met somebody with worse taste

Press RB to kill elite
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What is that huge machine in the trailer? Is it a war sphinx?
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>>276163442

Poor elite didn't deserve it.

F
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>>276162325
There's a much stronger emphasis on gameplay in Guardians. Some of the chief levels are even borderline filler imo but they play better (again imo) than anything in Reach or 4.

>>276162394
I literally have nothing to do with that stuff but I really like the guardians guns. Kinda miss the iconic sniper sound but it's not a huge loss.

>>276162420
Chief is trying to blow up each of the halo rings. He tried to convince ONI to help him but they are interested in the scientific benefits of them. So chief is going around trying to destroy them and Locke is tracking him.
We are actually not sure if we are going to get to the ending we want (that's part of what is frusterating me) but as of now the flood will break containment at the end of guardians. Also, Palmer is killed by Locke, who goes roague with chief at the end
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>>276163607
Is a PC version of any Halo game in development?
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>>276160259
I don't get it, can you not employ more people to focus on bugs in MCC?
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>>276163389
>>276163442
>Wow, I'm so cool. I hate games that are fun
Ok fuck off we are having a halo thread no need to bash it, we get it. You like games that have Asian woman. Sorry that mingersoft thought that a blue chick would satisfy you.
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>>276163607

Oh great, more Flood.
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>>276160259

YOU KNEW the date years ahead. It's like Ubisoft saying it wasn't their fault. Fuck you.
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>>276162551
There wasn't a problem. Most if it was outsourced so we just needed more time to iron out the creases once all the components were together. We didn't get that time. We still need more time.
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> Bonnie Ross
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>>276163767
b8/10
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Calling bullshit, there were already talks that halo 5 was delayed from this november to next, and 343 already have the halo 5 beta upcoming in literally a few weeks.

Try harder.
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>>276163607
>ignore questions about why halo 4 was so shit
>continue to stoke his own dick
you know, after alot of observation in to the problems between publisher and developer i have come to one conclusion. Video game developers are the worst kind of socially unacceptable hipster faggots. Anything you don't like about whatever they are doing, they either ignore or throw a absolute shitfit about, meanwhile the publishers who live in the real world had have to deal with problems like the whole company going under if they don't do their jobs and force these little fucking bitches to do their jobs.
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>>276163607
>Palmer is killed by Locke
If that's true, I forgive you bastards for everything about Halo 4. Do they still shit on Halsey in this story?
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>>276161090
>No way I'm putting something here that could cost me my job.

working with the LD department.
Ex treyarch.
10y in the industry.

That should be easy to define who you are for any insider. So yeah, I wouldn't reveal any big stuff here dude.
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>>276161587

If you liked halo you wouldn't have made halo 4 and cod: guardians
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>>276163948
But seriously this is my honest ranking of the halo campaigns
Reach > 4 > 2 > 3 > 1
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>>276163780
We are not sure if it's making it in but what we have planned is the entire infinity getting raided by flood. Flood Spartans are horrifying to fight because they have all the Spartan 4 abilities.
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>>276164102
works at 343/10
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>>276164102
This is a reply
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>>276163607

So what about Blue team?
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>>276160259
What I don't get is why they don't give you all the time you guys need. Why do they really NEED the game out at a specific time? Are Russian mobsters going to break their legs if they don't get their payment from MS and that's why they need you to make the game by X date? Why not wait until it's done, release something that is actually good and will up consumer confidence than risk making something shitty and ruining your image, especially after how fucked MCC is.

I had a feeling it was MS, man. Fuck. Fuck them so hard. They're so stupid it hurts.

Who's idea was it to put ADS and all this other shit in, too? Might be cool for singleplayer but the multiplayer looks like ass.
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Do we see anymore Forerunners?
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>>276164002
What do you want me to say?
Was the multiplayer a step in the wrong direction? Yes.
Was the campaign horrible? No I don't think so. I think it could have and should have been much MUCH better and guardians will be. If the prometheans bothered then don't worry, they wont this time around. If you have some story complaint than I really don't know what to say. Sorry? All I can do is focus on Guardians.
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>>276160259
Tell Bravo to do his job and actually answer to community questions and shit.
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>>276164102

Reach>ODST>1>3>2 in terms of campaign.

2 is the worst, but only marginally so. They're all pretty good, I just liked that one the least.
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>>276164376

The Didact got composed. The only others left could possibly in the Forerunner capital in Path Kethona.
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>>276164202
>>276164206
I'm not even kidding, now post yours you faggots
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>>276164002
nice b8 fag
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>>276164594
ODST>2>1>Reach>3>4
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>>276164442
>was the campaign horrible
>i don't think so
>THE BIGGEST FUCKING COMPLAINT ABOUT YOUR GAME IS THE SHIT TIER CAMPAIGN THAT CALL OF PAY YOUR RESPECTS WITH F PUTS TO SHAME.
>can't admit that they fucked up like every single stuck up hipster fuck game developer
i'm lost for fucking words. i hope microsoft puts boot to ass and fucking ruins your life.
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>>276164594
1>2>3>odst>shit>puke>an akubur game> reacharound > 4
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>OP says 343 is fixing MCC
>MCC Developers are Sabre, Certain Affinity, Ruffian and United Front Games
>Those are the developers who have been fixing it

OP if you are going to lie try to do so convincingly.

Or try to do it where someone who's Ex-Ruffian and knows people still working on H3 and H4.
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>>276161936
Not OP, but I work at a small video game company as an artist.
Game development companies usually need two main categories of workers - programmers and artists. There are also people like testers and management staff.
Since you are a computer engineer, you probably could take a look at programming. Find an area that suits you best and work on it. Programmers tend to specialize in a certain area of expertise - physics, AI, rendering, etc.
So you want to be a specialist in one certain area, but if necessary be able to work in others as well. Apply everywhere regardless of whether they have a vacancy at the moment. A good portfolio of work, related education and experience helps.
Good luck.
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>>276164796
>muh nostalgia
Actually play the games you faggot
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>>276164007
Halsey is playing Jul, she's not evil.
Oni on the other hand is borderline villainous and has an ace of their own that is tasked with taking out halsey and Locke if he fails/becomes sympathetic to chief. it's Jun btw

>>276164264
Blue Team is also looking for chief but you won't see much of them in Guardians. The un-announced Spartan Ops/firefight minigame follows them (it is basically firefight but with a bit of story)
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What's the compensation?
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>>276164950
>first three games have a coherent story
>odst is m-muh normal humans doing the same shit as spartians m-muh humans strong
>reacharound has one of the worst campaigns i have ever played topped off with a "die" objective ending for feels
>halo press f to kill the boss
>good
yeah nah fuck off.
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>>276164346
I'll admit I have barely touched the multiplayer personally but I can confirm the ADS is cosmetic. It actually helps less than any of the previous halo zooms do.
The gameplay is its own beast but if I were to compare it to another halo game I'd say it reminds me of a faster Halo 3.
Also, health IS a thing, and depending on the handfuls is more or less important.
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>>276164998
Jun the cunt can't make a return, right? Which are worse, Spartan III or Spartan IV?
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>>276164872
I remember hearing somewhere that only 343 are the ones left to do the work of putting the collection together. Supposedly, everyone else just had to do their separate parts and just had to hand it to 343 to merge the puzzle pieces.
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>>276165415
>The gameplay is its own beast but if I were to compare it to another halo game I'd say it reminds me of a faster Halo 3.

Confirmed for talking shit.
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Pic related as relevant as ever.

Total fucking cancer.
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>>276164998
>Halsey is playing Jul, she's not evil
I expected that from the start. The thing I want is Chief to find out Palmer shot Halsey. And for him to get pissed as shit.
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>>276160259
lol consoles
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>>276164998
>Jun
Don't fuck with me OP I'll murder your family. This better be true
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>>276164998
Jun basically snipes out anyone that opposes ONI. He takes out Lasky about half way through the game and tries to take out Halsey but Locke stops him.
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>>276163607
Can't wait for Halo 5 Guardians. Campaign sounds great. Please don't be broken on launch
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>>276165648
That sounds fucking retarded.
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>>276165604
What's wrong with Jun?
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>>276164102
2>1=Reach>4>3

Halo 2 is one of the longest campaigns, it has by far the best VA, the most interesting plot and characters, the most interesting settings, etc.

Halo 3's campaign was shit. It was too short, the VA is the worst in the series, and the story wasn't as good. That last level driving the warthog on that bullshit Halo under construction is one of the worst levels in all of Halo.
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>>276165567

>"M$ are bad for dump trucks of money!"
>Sony bought out 75% of their studios including Naughty Dog, Sucker Punch, Polyphony Digital and Psygnosis
>Notorious for throwing money around and locking entire publishers in 3rd party exclusive deals
>Neogaf in charge of making statements that apply for Sony as well

Sonygger logic.
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>>276160519
This isn't true because anyone smart enough to work at a developer of that size in virtually any important capacity wouldn't be dumb enough to risk being added to an industry blacklist over this.

Basically, if you are real, you're an idiot. There's a very real chance that this thread will be discovered and you will be fired and blacklisted.
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>>276165739
I dint know it reminds me of winter soldier and that shit was cash
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>>276165567
>Black Tusk isn't new, it's Microsoft Vancouver. They just cleaned house and renamed it after Vancouver went years without finishing anything. Black Tusk is doing n admirable job at keeping that history alive.

and there goes my faith in the next Gears of War game.
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>>276165803
No I'm saying I want Jun.
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>>276165604
>>276165648
>>276165803

I'm pretty sure Jun dies at castle base protecting Halsey, fighting a bunch of elites at once in hand to hand combat. It was in one of the comics
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>>276161090
>no way im posting something here that could cost me my job

Except how much time you've spent in the industry, your former employer, and your current employer, you fucking idiot. That's an easy one for HR.
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>>276165838
Meant to say 2>ODST>1=Reach>4>3

Yes, Halo 4 is better than 3, but not by much.

In terms of Multiplayer:
3>2>Reach>4(Post patch)>2A>1>4(Pre-patch)
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>>276165972
Nobody takes /v/ seriously or even knows about it.
If this were Redditch then MAYBE.

Either way this thread deserves to be saved. His details, especially the ones about what chief is doing and why Locke wants him make pretty good sense.
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>>276165567

>Neogaf
>Repeating the same thing over and over
>Sony does the exact same thing and bought out most of their studios while throwing around money to try push Sega and Nintendo out

https://archive.moe/v/search/filename/microsoft%20first%20parties.png

Say "PS4 Has no games", marketer.
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>>276160259
Why are your Halo games so much worse than Bungie's?
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>>276160259
Is cortana coming back? and if she is does it make sense or is it bullshit?
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>>276166132
>Nobody takes /v/ seriously or even knows about.

I already emailed the generic jobs email at Microsoft about it. I hope he gets fired.
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Rip 343
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>>276166045
Your comic is actually referenced in the game.
Jun is a kind of a super Spartan now. He has enhanced robotic parts after his operation. Like some other anon said, it is kind of like winter soldier only he's not brain washed but he's very loyal to ONI
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>>276166248
Please, no.

Cortana was THE WORST part of Halo 4. Her dialogue was god-awful, and the rampancy shit was poorly done.

>WHOOA THERE COWBOY!

Seriously, I cringe every time I hear that line.
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>>276165993
>>276165567
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>>276166132
You're wrong.

There are people whose job it is to do IA-style work and crawling popular internet sites for leaks is one of them. They have other jobs too, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried.

Go look at positions at PR companies and you'll see shit that fits the bill. I've worked in PR before and knew people who used to do that sort of thing.
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>>276166493

Say "PS4 has no games" marketer.
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>>276166160
>why are your halo games so much worse than bungie
First off, we don't make the vanguard games. We basically stamp out names on them.
Secondly, Halo 4 was our first go and we know what to keep and mostly what to drop.

Personally though, I'm still mad about what we did when we got reach. I was adamantly against the title update but it's not my department.
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>>276166403
But in the Halo universe robotic body modifications are a horribly imprecise science and are only used to replace missing limbs. The flavor text on the robot-arm chest pieces in Reach talks about this. It's also the reason Spartans aren't 'cyborgs' by default, but are augmented with drugs and stimulants.

tl;dr: robotic body parts would make a Spartan worse, rather than better in the Halo universe
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>>276160259
Why "Guardians"? why not just Halo 5?
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>>276166248
>>276166446
Cortana is gone.
She won't be be guardians.
If she comes back it will be later but what chef is doing is more about avenging her than trying to bring her back anyway.
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>>276166657
If you're really a map designer, tell them to drop sprint so that you can stop making shitty fuck-huge and linear maps to accommodate that garbage and unfitting armor ability. Sprint only really fits into campaign for the people who bitch about being too slow.
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>>276166816
Because:
Halo 5 Guardians
Halo 5 Recon
Halo 5 Orbital

etc
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>>276167037
I'm sorry what? So there are going to be other Halo 5 games?
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>>276166706
Humanity has forerunner tech now. Jun wasn't just operated on with metal parts.
Jun can move really fast and has that quick phase forward move the knights from halo 4 had. you fight him as Locke and I know this isn't saying much but it's the best boss fight in any halo game to date
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>>276167231
I'm just speculating, but it seems highly likely
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>>276160259
> Fuck it. Ask away
so would you agree that you deserve all this shit and more for raping the halo franchise forever, yes or definitely?
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>>276167312
If this turns out to be real, ill shoot myself
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>>276166657
> I was adamantly against the title update but it's not my department.

You some kind of massive faggot? The title update is what made the game playable. 85 percent bloom Squad Slayer was decent and no bloom MLG was great.

You should have fixed your matchmaking though, one game could be against a team of four guests and one could be against Obey.
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>>276166816
I mentioned earlier we are doing the starcraft 2 thing.

"Guardians is the first part of "Halo 5".
Depending on how much we get done with 5, there will be 1 or 2 more halo 5 games.
Each one will have you playing as chief but each one has an exclusive second character you play as. In guardians it's Locke.
This allows us to come out with a game in 2016 because the multiplayer will be mostly the same (unless we really Fuck it up)
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>>276161090
would you say microsoft is worse than ea yet?
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>>276165567

>Uses the same tactic on Sony that Sony used on Nintendo and Sega by buying exclusives and IP's
>Sonyggers at GAF chimp out
>Sonygger on /v/ copy pastes it endlessly thinking he's clever when it just shows the cancerous practices Sony started.

Top. Fukken. Kek.
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>>276167312
Oh wow, like all those other spectacular Halo boss fights such as the QTE Didac fight or the "Press B to punch" Regret fight or the...

Halo 4 has had only one real "boss" fight, and that was Tartarus at the end of Halo 2.
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>>276167312
I hope it turns out to be like the fight against the end in mgs3
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>>276160974
underage
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>>276164102
3 > 1 > ODST = Reach > 2 > Wars > 4
i bet that silly isometric shooter has a better campaign than 4
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>>276167312
Damn Jun was cool, kinda dissappointed he's a bad guy now
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>>276167446
The company consensus is generally that we fucked up the multiplayer but the campaign was alright. Pretty much everyone here likes it more than reach.

Our goals for the campaign in Guardians are
>3x longer than 4
>Enemy variety that rivals halo 2
>focusing on gameplay first and foremost, story second
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>>276167706
I have never worked under EA but I find it hard to believe they are worse than M$
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>>276167312
Why would I ever be hyped for a boss fight in Halo?
Encounters aren't normally that long in Halo, and since boss fights in it tend to be either:
1 - Kite until you're allowed to shoot
or
2 - Shoot, but only when I say so
They normally break the flow of the game since the boss is going to naturally have a health buff, but you won't be brought up accordingly.
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people actually ask this faggot questions? you believe this shit? op does not work at 343 you fucking idiots. and even if he did - who cares? they're incompetent and halo is dead now. maybe one might have slight interest in how halo 4 and mcc turned out to be such fucking trainwrecks but that only goes so far in entertainment values.
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>>276168003
If you're focussing on gameplay first then why do all the weapons sound like shattering glass and why do spartans have callouts? Also why does the announcer have that absurdly dramatic voice?
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>>276168147
The dash mechanic we introduced makes boss fights plenty doable.
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>>276168003
>3x longer than 4
>enemy variety like Halo 2
>focusing on gameplay
If you can pull it off you'll have my money day 1
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>>276160259
Any major changes to Forge? and how is file sharing gonna work?
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>>276168298
Great. I can dodge an attack every now and then.
I'm still going to be running away until he has his cool down phase where he shows his weakspot.
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I have no sympathy for the assholes who took over Halo after Bungie signed it away. Everyone knew it was motivated by greed alone without any regard to the Halo story. I can understand needing a paycheck, but not deluding yourself.
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>>276168271
None of those are gameplay mechanics. They are all cosmetic. Also you can (I believe) disable callouts.

>>276168390
Forge is an in house project this time. It's simpler to use than ever and IT IS PLANNED, not guaranteed, but planned, to allow you to custom create maps through the Halo app on Windows 10 (yes with mouse and keyboard) but I must stress that is just something planned. No, Halo 5 is not coming to PC, and unless I'm working under a rock than neither is the MCC
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>>276168003
>. Pretty much everyone here likes it more than reach.


TOP FUCKING KEK


Reach is the 2nd best campaign get the fuck outta here
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>>276168648
the story? THE STORY? my god people are so fucking stupid. the story in halo is fucking bullshit. it's nonsense. it has become increasingly nonsensical the more they added to it. bungie can't tell a story to save their own lives. haven't you seen destiny? halo was always gameplay. and 343i ruined it more than reach haters were ever able to imagine.

also op is a faggot
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>>276168832
Reach was the worst campaign. It had a good ending, that's it.
The sense of despair falls flat with the voice acting and the Spartans drop like flies.

The gameplay is
>get to objective a
>take back objective a
>defend objective a
>smart charges on objective a
>get to objective b
Etc.
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>>276169019
>halo was always gameplay
than i hate to tell you, you have some shitty fucking taste in shooters because the majority of the game for me was campaign.
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>>276160259
Is there gonna be a new gravemind? or any other big bad besides ONI?
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Can't you pump some money from Microdick and outsource MCC fixes to someone responsible? Or outsource somethings off of Guardian. MCC was the only thing I was looking forward on consoles 8th gen, and the state you shitted it out really made me reconsider my console purchase implying I would buy a PS4
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>>276169132
what? the campaign has great fucking gameplay. far better than any other console shooter. the story of halo ce is entertaining enough. after that it only gets progessively worse though.
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>>276169019
343 released the title update that salvaged 4v4 game modes in Reach. The game was borderline unplayable with full bloom, and it allowed MLG and TU test playlists to completely remove that retarded mechanic.
Shame they never fixed the balance problems in the other playlists (Invasion).

Halo 4 post update is alright now that it has a real competitive playlist, but Halo 4 is dead.
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>>276169408
>console shooter
you should start with this next time before you go on about great gameplay.
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>>276168112
i dunno man, releasing a new sims every 5 or 6 years with another huge chunk of content cut each time, dripfeeding the pieces back to us at high cost slowly, all the expansions and shit together costing over $600 total? then using all that profit to eat up smaller companies that are doing well only to shit all over every game they ever make after that and give them no time to make that shit in, then completely axe the entire studio when it doesnt reach their insane cod level sales expectations?
i really dont think anyone will ever possibly top that. although some certainly are trying
>>276168003
nothing you ever do will ever top reach multiplayer or even come close to turning back all the way to halo 1 multiplayer level. cod and halo will be the same by their next games and its your fault
the campaign used far to much outside lore and was far too different from every other halo story
fucking 3 main enemy types. terrible fucking music. revealing the super-advanced dead precursor race. you dun goofed.
>>276167646
>there will be 1 or 2 more halo 5 games.
now youre not just copying activision, you're copying ubisoft. go fuck yourself with a rusty salty barb-wire wrapped cactus on a splintery wooden pole, you newest tumor of this horrible cancer that has consumed the entire game industry, i hope it collapses again and takes you with it, you murderer of imagination
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>>276160259
Why can't your studio make a good game? Do you enjoy raping a previously loved series?
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it's so baffeling how they tried to paint MC as a real character in halo 4. who thought of that? he is the archtype of a fucking faceless space marine. self doubt? man-a.i. relation? what? so overambitious.

sure there are good sf stories like that deal with some similar stuff. guess what? they're books or movies! never has a deep story been told in a fps game.

MS and 343i have so fundamental misunderstanding of what this franchise is that they're owning. they also don't understand that it's run its' course.
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Will this ever come out on PC?
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>>276169208
My understanding is that all graveminds that ever exist share the same consciousness. If a new gravemind comes to exist, he will have the same memories as the one that died in Halo 3 and the same memories of the one from the war with the forerunners.

Flood do break containment in Halo 5, but that may get pushed to the second installment.

Guardians is mostly about chief trying to detonate the rings while Locke chases him. Also Jun is hunting Halsey. After Locke fights Jun he (Locke) turns to chief's cause.
I don't know why Jun is such a primary character in this but I like the way we used him. After being defeated buly Locke his forerunner implants start to overload.
Currently the planned cliffhanger is that he becomes susceptible to forerunner control and at the last scene is him confronting ONI. He insists that he is fine and feels better than ever. They give him his new targets, Chief and Locke. As he walks out of the briefing room, he mutters to himself the last lines of the game "revenge can not come soon enough, human"
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>>276160259
Do you think the Halo brand will still be alive in maybe 5 years?
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>>276169535
fixing reach while maybe necessary (i haven't turned on my 360 in ages - so i wouldn't know - and am not yet invested in the current gen) is hardly something that should earn them praise. i mean come on.
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Who was responsible for the abominations you called Jackals in H4?
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if you are real OP and on the off chance you've heard of this, do you know if theyll ever fix the stupid glitched halo 4 achievements?
>inb4 muh gaymerscore
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>>276170647
What's wrong with that design?
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>>276170737
There's nothing particularly wrong with it. But what the fuck happened to the bird-like jackels from every single other Halo game?
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Will we get to play as elites in Halo 5's multiplayer?
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>>276160259
Do you know the major outlines for the series as a whole? When will MC's story end? also any plans for a spin-off like ODST or Reach?
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oh wow i just now remembered how much i hate the elite's look in h4
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>>276170273
Never say never. But I would say no.

>>276170074
Chief is very silent in Guardians. Even in the cinematic where Locke catches up and they fight, he says nothing until Locke rips off his helmet.

>>276170510
Yes.
Even if we fail, M$ won't let it die.

>>276170647
Shield jackals are gone in Guardians, but skirmishers are back. In case you haven't realized, we are bringing back a lot from reach. No armor lock obviously.

>>276170717
We have two, yes TWO people whose job it is to attend to halo 4 on 360 and make it playable. Last I heard there was an update planned for next week. Maybe that will help?

>>276170901
In Guardians? No, but since arbiter is most likely the second playable character in part 2, then maybe.
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>>276171072
At least Blur makes them look good.
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>>276171141
Hrs back btw, he is another target of Jun.
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>>276170647
This. Fuck this Elite/Jackal hybrid.
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>>276165993
>Merch you can buy off of the Rare website confirms you are an employee
>People are this dumb
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>>276171139
If you're bringing back flood, will there at least be more variety?
The thing that makes flood lame is its basically the little swarm ones, and generic humanoids with guns.
Itd be nice if you had something like scorpion-esque flood or some sort of flying flood
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>>276171139
Thanks for the reply, actually looking forward to H5 I hope it isnt shit
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>>276167646
>Unless we really fuck it up
So in other words Halo 5: NOT COD PART 2 will have completely different multi than H5 Pt 1? Because it's pretty easy to tell that you guys fucked it up. I have never seen a dev like 343 before. You guys know what your fanbase wants, but you want a different fanbase.
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>>276170737
they are fucking lizard monsters now you blind fucking faggot
they were BIRDS. FUCKING BIRDS. BEAKS MOTHERFUCKER DO YOU KNOW THEM? FUCKING BEAKS WITH TEETH
now they are fucking hideous shortfaced grinning snapping lizard-turtle faggots
you want to redesign a race? fine. look at the skirmishers, they still looked like fucking birds, not these abominations
also,
WHY THE FUCK DO UNNGOY HAVE FINGERNAILS NOW, WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK, STOP SCREWING UP ESTABLISHED ALIEN BIOLOGY YOU LORE-RAPISTS
also, why the fuck did all the jackals switch shield-arms? your fucking my muscle memory up on purpose you thumb-dicked tampon eater
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>>276168832
Reach was the worst. Look at this >>276169050
anon here.

While 4 wasn't the best campaign it was at least better than 2 and gave the fans a lot of things they asked for, like flyable pelicans, elephants in the campaign and to play with other spartans (although them being IV)
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>>276165838
>That last level driving the warthog on that bullshit Halo under construction is one of the worst levels in all of Halo.
I'll fight you for that opinion
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so halo is dead.

shame it had to go on like this. better if it just died.
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is cortana gone forever?
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>>276171139
>Shield jackals are gone in Guardians

Seriously? Why would you do that?
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>>276171139
>Shield jackals are gone in Guardians
Nononon, you got that wrong.

We have nothing against the Shield Jackals, we hate the way they look, like an Elite was fucking a jackal
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>>276160259
> hey guise I work for these guys!

Post proof or go fuck yourself
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>>276168831
>spartans shouting out what's happening aren't a mechanic in the game

and this is how you know you know when devs are retards
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>>276171139
>no more shield jackals

I didn't knew this series could become any easier, but here it is.
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>>276171826
>halo is dead
>better if it just died
You ok anon?
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>>276171447
I don't think it Wil be if we get enough time.
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>>276171821
and ill stand at your side to pummel that faggot for his terrible opinion
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>>276171139
>Shield Jackals are gone
What's next are elites going to not roll or have shields? Do you fuckers not understand the basic functions of the different enemies of the halo sandbox. On a side note, will any of the promethean concept designs from H4 make an appearance?
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How much of that leak from a year or so ago is actually true? Are the chief levels actually structures similarly to Metroid:Prime?
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When is Spartan Ops being released for TMCC?

Did 343i realize that Palmer was awfully written when looking back at Halo 4?

How big of a part does Halsey and Jul 'Mdama play in Guardians?
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>>276171959
Skirmishers have shields now, as do grunt majors. So do Spartan IVs. Actually the last level of the game is basically you fighting Spartan IVs.
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>>276171139
>In Guardians? No
Then why the teasing?
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>>276171139

>Shield Jackals are gone

WHY. What purpose does this serve.
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>>276160259

>I'll answer as much as I can.

When are you going to kill yourself?
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>>276172307
every single one of those looks terrible
they look like theyre from some japanese mech anime
is there any thought behind them, or are they just throwing out as many shitty wierd body types as they can
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Ok since you can't give any substantial info about the actual substance of the Campaign can you at least give us a time period in which we will see info/video of the campaign arise? (not that I actually believe you are a 3V4i employee)
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>>276171139
>Chief is very silent in Guardians. Even in the cinematic where Locke catches up and they fight, he says nothing until Locke rips off his helmet.

who are you replying to you lying piece of shit? i did not ask you any questions. you don't work for 434i.

>until Locke rips off his helmet.

think you're being clever here? even if you did work there, that would just mean you're one in a bunch of incompetent fucks who single-handedly ruined halo and are continuing to shit on it.

have you guys seen nightfall? fast skipped to the first episode. my god it's so bad.
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I don't know if anyone remembers but Frank was based as fuck when he worked at Bungie and everyone loved him. Now people hate him out of nowhere because of Halo 4. The guy is still the same he was years ago.
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>>276171139
>Locke rips off his helmet
Why would you do this?
A huge part of why people like Master Chief is because you don't know what he looks like making him a great stand in for the player.
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>>276170378

>>>276170378
>he becomes susceptible to forerunner control and at the last scene is him confronting ONI. He insists that he is fine and feels better than ever. They give him his new targets, Chief and Locke. As he walks out of the briefing room, he mutters to himself the last lines of the game "revenge can not come soon enough, human"

After AN ANCIENT EVIL AWAKENS this is stupid enough to believe.
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>>276171139
>rips off his helmet

How the hell does he manage to do that? Please tell me Chief kicks his ass
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>>276160259
I want Halo 3 on PC so bad.

Please.
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>>276173048
Frankiplsgo seriously frankie did you even do anything on the previous Halos? You seem to know about as much about Halo as Ross and Wolfkil do, which is not alot.
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>>276172307
Prometheans are technically not in the game.
They will be in part 2 following jun/didact.
However, installation 02 and 07 have VERY different sentinal AIs in addition to the normal hovering drones. The destroyer from halo 2 also returns.

>>276172435
This bothers me. Originally yes, chiefs levels were more like that with lots of backtracking and explorable areas. But we have had to hurry things up for Microsoft so now while chiefs levels are far less straightforward than locke's, they are still pretty linear. A lot of AOTCR type levels with a bit more extra rooms and optional areas. Locke's levels are very halo 2 ish
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there is much samefagging by op going on in this thread
saddest of faggots
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>>276173514
Is he not answering any questions or something? I'm not reading through this thread.

Quite frankly I also highly suspect people like you as rabblerousers trying to derail a perfectly coherent thread because you don't like the subject so it's not like your bullshit is above scrutiny either.
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>>276173672
HE DOES NOT WORK THERE. USE YOUR FUCKING HEAD!
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>>276173754
I JUST FUCKING GOT HERE AND SCROLLED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FUCKING THREAD.

Holy shit you are a faggot. I would kick you in the balls but you probably wouldn't feel it anyway.
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>>276173405
Will we be able to turn off ADS or switch back to the old Halo zooming?
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>Work for 343i under a decade

Anon pls, 343i hasn't even been around for half a decade
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>>276173839
>I JUST FUCKING GOT HERE AND SCROLLED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FUCKING THREAD.

>>276173672
>Quite frankly I also highly suspect people like you as rabblerousers trying to derail a perfectly coherent thread
>a perfectly coherent thread

>I JUST FUCKING GOT HERE AND SCROLLED TO THE BOTTOM
>a perfectly coherent thread
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>>276174001

Anon can't into reading comprehension apparently.
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Who is your favorite Pokemon, OP?
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How was working for Treyarch?
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>>276174001
wasn't even going to type anything but yeah. that's is NOT the part where we convict op of lying
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>>276174129
OH MY GOD, WHAT IS THE FUCKING PROBLEM WITH /v/.

You shitheads drive me to drink myself stupid.

>Good. Get alcohol poisoning and die in a gutter.

I LOOK FORWARD TO IT.
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>>276160259
>GAYLO
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>>276174381
this kills the thread
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>>276160259
WHY IS THE RETICLE CENTERED NOW WHAT THE FUCK 343

IM VERY DISGRUNTLED
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Suits don't understand software development, what's new?
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>>276163607
>>276163780
>flood infected prometheans

most annoying enemy ever put into a game ever CONFIRMED
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>>276173405
Except for the fact that the halo 5 toy of chief with the big coat comes with a promethean pistol

Get out of here
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I actually don't mind the "Halo 5 in different parts" thing, as long as it lets you develop the story right.

My main problem with Halo games was they have these awesome books full of lore and interesting characters, and then they pretend they don't exist and give us some barebones story that feels like a sidestory to the books.

But if microsoft plans to charge 60$ for each next part then they're insane.

It better be 40$ or 50$ tops.
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>>276175006
>defeat infected promethean
>infected watchers spawn from its corpse
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>>276167947
People who grew up playing Halo 1 are now old enough to post on 4chan.
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>>276163607
>Flood infected knights on legendary
KILL ME
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>>276175006
>>276175280
>infected Spartan IVs
>infected Spartan IIs in Halo Wars 2
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Why was the graveminds design changed in H2A, but everything else, like covenant keeping the same armor but with different colors for ranks vs entirely different armor kept the same?

Will theatere mode work right again in 5? Why do we have to use the game DVR in MCC? Why is there so little room for saved gameytpes and shit?
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>>276164998
Blue Team is working with chief, not looking for him.
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>>276168003
>>276169050
>>276171771
Reach has my favorite mulitplayer in the series
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>>276175749
They just gave Gravemind a mouth. That's not too radical a change
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>>276175749
>Will X made by 343i be good?
What the fuck do you think?
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>>276160259
Welp guess my xboner will be gathering dust until MC stop being retarded.
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>>276168832
>Reach
>good

>not-shit-but-still-shit map editor
>the sexiest fucking armor customization
>a potentially interesting story that wasn't even accurate and comes down to "daww we gotta get outta here"
>AWFUL characters, fuck you if you think anyone but Jorge and Carter (ONLY IN THEIR DEATH SCENES) were worth giving a single fuck about
Multiplayer was average, I'm glad they implemented new stuff but all around the game was worse than 3 in multiplayer and leagues behind ODST in single player
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How much do you suppose I could sell MCC for at GameStop or Best Buy?
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>>276173314
>>276173234
>>276173314
Calm down. Here's how the fight goes.

Chief is in the control room of Halo (installation 01 I believe) about to activate what is essentially a self destruct protocol (not really but I'm simplifying this) when Locke approaches him from behind. Locke tells him to stop. Chief says nothing. Locke aims his weapon. Chief turns around. Locke orders chief to stand down. There is a moment of silence before chief darts forward and ducks as Locke shoots. Chief rises up, Locke blocks chief's punch and responds with a berate of hits which seem to connect well with chief. Chief goes to hit lock but Locke blocks both fists and is holding chiefs fists.
Chief headbutts Locke which hurls Locke down to the ground. Chief goes to stomp Locke but Locke rolls over and equips a special weapon given to him by ONI which essentially locks down Spartan and elite armor.
Locke shoots chief with the weapon once, stunning chief and putting him on his knees.
Locke approaches chief but is suprised when chief grabs Locke by the throaght and throws him a few yards away. Chief rushes Locke, who shoots chief several more times with the weapon, causing chief to stumble and crash into Locke. They both roll around, struggling to subdue the other. Locke grabs chief'S helmet, begins to twist it, but chief pivis his position and throws Locke over him, but Locke wholds onto the helmet which is ripped off.
The camera does not show us chief's face.
Chief says "that belongs to me".
Locke responds with "it's over 117, you're not the last Spartan anymore".
Chief says "let's see if you're right" and reveals he now has the weapon. He shoots Locke once who is instantly subdued and can not move. Chief walks over, takes helmet, puts it back on, and goes to knock out Locke but suddenly we hear "Spartan, stop", as the arbiter enters the room.
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>>276176335
$40
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>>276176521
*shoots Locke with Spartan gun*

Pssshh, nuthin personal
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>>276174251
Pretty fun actually.
They were super casual about things but we all agreed on what needed to happen.
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If the guy is still here answering question, why did you guys decide to bring the flood and rings back, why not go in a completely new direction?
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>>276176521
So does the gun just not work?
How can chief fight to overcome it and Locke can't? Especially since chief is shot several times and Locke is shot once
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>>276176521
>Chief says "that belongs to me you fucking nigger".

i fixed it
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>>276160259
maybe if you guys didnt kill halo with #4, I would care, but you did. you killed it.

also you should all quit because those are unfair working conditions
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>In Halo 5 all of the voice acting is done in narrator like Arby n the Chief
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>>276176983
Again, the flood may not be in Guardians.
It depends on how much we complete but the flood will definitely be in part 2. Infinity is downed on a halo ring and gets pretty much overrun with flood. Almost all the Spartan 4s are corrupted.

The Halo rings are central to the series.
We can't ignore them. There was a strong concensus whithin the team after halo 4 that we need to actually have halos be important in Halo games.
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>>276177151
>implying

They look normal when compared to work conditions underRockstar.
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>>276177090
>Chief is killed by ONI SJWIVs for being a big bad racist
You just know this could happen. I bet you anything the only reason Locke is black is because 343 is headed by libtard women
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I really wish Reach hadn't come to exist. It single-handedly:
>fucked over the backstory behind pillar of autumn
>introduced armor abilities that 343 keeps clinging on to because they're trying to build on Reach instead of what made Halo good to begin with
>Gave 343 the idea that adding something new means it has to be game-changing or an incredibly radical change to mechanics/aesthetics.
>Started the fad of medals for fucking everything
>Lowered the standard for forge mode and forge levels after Halo 3
>Removed elites from multiplayer (except for Invasion, which was pretty mediocre, and elite slayer)

The only thing I can give to Reach was the amazing armor customization + firefight voices, and firefight/campaign matchmaking. ODST would have been better if it had matchmaking over Reach too though.
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>>276176521
It sounds like Locke kicks chief'S ass and the only reason chief wins is cause he shoots Locke.
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>>276177505
Odst and reach were Bungie testing the waters for Destiny. But yeah, people act like 343i is to completely blame for halo dying when bungie has just as much blood on their hands
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>>276160259
Why the hell did your company butcher halo 4s multiplayer? Halo fans dont want shit loadouts. The halo 2 anniversary playlist is what halo 4 coulda been.
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as fellow microshit employee ( I don't work in the game division but I do work on projects for xbox), the incompetence of the business teams on projects is staggering.

This is symptomatic of most big companies but by far microsoft has the worst management. The best leaders I've had there have all been fired. Why? Because they put there project and teams above improving making .5% more money.
I'm not surprised your business team managers shipped MCC in the condition they did. They do that for every project they can all so they can tell their bosses look at how well we met deadlines. They don't give a shit about the condition of the game or project. I've gone from working at apple, to microsoft, to amazon, and now back to microsoft. All big companies work this way. They don't give a shit about the costumer.
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>>276160259
Have you met the VA for Locke? Why is he such a talentless fuck?
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>>276177375
you don't feel like that completely invalidates all the work in Halo 1-3 on how those were the one sacred rings and the covenant had a really hard time actually finding them?

Did the Marathon games ever come up as inspiration or does anyone at 343 even acknowledge that halo was spiritually its prequel?
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OP you might be able to fool the average /v/ retard who knows nothing about Halo or the people who have worked on it but not me.
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OP is a fat fucking liar. I work for one of the studios sub-contracted to port Halo games for the MCC.

Halo 5 isn't mostly in-house, because we've been sub-contracted yet again alongside a couple of other developers from the MCC to do work on 5.
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So when 343 dies, who do you want to make Halo games?

And don't say bungie, they would be just as bad.
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>>276160259
>working for Microsoft's whipping boy

Good news, I heard they are hiring at Rare!

Maybe you can swing a job at Black Tusk and make Gears of War for the next 10 years
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>>276178435
Why is black tusk working on gears again?
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Recapping the thread for newcomers based on what I've read
>Halo 5 is split into 2 or 3 games, the first being guardians. The multiplayer will be mostly the same between each title.
>Chief is trying to destroy remaining rings to avenge cortana
>ONI wants to keep rings around because forerunner tech = power
>ONI sends Locke to stop chief
>Jun is still alive and is killing off powerful people that oppose ONI (laskey, shipmaster)
>Jun is cybernetically implanted with forerunner tech, can move really fast/phase through small gaps of space
>Locke meets up with Arbiter, together they track down chief at a halo ring
>Chief narrowly defeats Locke, but Arbiter convinces chief to spare him
>Jun tells Locke he's taking over, Locke tracks down Jun, stops him from killing halsey
>Jun goes crazy, forerunner tech is taking over
>at the end of the game, didact has taken over Jun and now exists in his body
>In halo 5 part 2, the flood will take over the infinity and Spartan 4s
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>>276177850
Actually I have, a few of us have had drinks with him and kieth David. They are both great guys.
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>>276176161
No, they changed the design of his mouth and his body. It's radically different.

>>276177505
You do realize it didn't fuck with the PoA at all, and there's plenty of time where cheif is in cyro during the fall of reach where that scene in reach happens.

Also, are you seriously implying that invasion was just meh and that forge world wasn't a mssive improvement? Also, i was fine with armor abillities, at least as long as it's not in every game type
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Have these threads ever been legit?
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Who the Fuck is this Jun guy?
He sounds like a discount Lao Lang who is already a discount grey fox.

Is he in Halo wars or something?
Is he skilled enough to pull off the shit 343 has him doing?
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>>276178597
because they are being forced to be a GoW factory like 343 is the Halo factory
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>>276178597
Because EPIC wanted to leave gears after the 360 era, so they sold the rights to Microsoft and Microsoft handed it to Black Tusk.
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>>276179093
Occasionally.
This one hasn't been proven yet obviously but some of the stuff looks really legit.
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>>276170378
Jun confirmed for Didact
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>>276160259
What's the most memorable experience you have had working at 343i?
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>>276165567
Sony is just as bad, if not worse
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Hey OP, have you considered Flood Firefight? 4 ODST on a mission to eeradicate local flood infestation; however they would have to defend their base of operations and protect a weaponry built to eradicate flood host by using Forerunner and human technology. Kinda like Horde in Gears of war 3 and you one reinforcement is a supply drop containing a Spartan IV suit and other weapon goodies.
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>>276179323
I'm ok with this.
Didact has potential but he's too powerful in his original Jedi form.
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This is what a "343 Employee" said before MCC.
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>>276179210
>>276179221
But Tusk was working in their own project. Was it that bad?
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>>276164102
Reach = 3 > 1 (PoA, Halo, T&R, Silent Cartographer) > 2 = 4
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>>276177048
because he is the Chosen One
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>>276178597
Because EPIC knows we've had enough Gears, but Microsoft is getting ready for a second generation
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>>276179883
Was what that bad?
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>>276179168
Halo Reach
One of the noble six. The only one who survived
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>>276179414
When I first started working there it was a blast. all these people from all over that like Halo so much. I'm hoping we can get back to that.
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>People actually believing this faggot
Post proof or fuck off.
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>>276160259
>microshit is raping its own frachises to death
>just like it did with Rare's franchises
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>>276179168
it's the sniper spartan from Reach, the only one of the team who didn't die on-screen (and aparently didn't die at all if this is true)
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>>276179323
W H A T?
H
A
T
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>>276178625
>Jun becomes relevant
>Jun becomes a cyborg god thing
ALL THAT BASTARD DID WAS FLY A PLANE AND SHOOT ME ON ACCIDENT
THERE IS NO WAY THIS IS REAL
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So... Halo 5 is basically the plot of captain America: the winter soldier?
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OP what do you think of CMT's SPV3 project?

http://youtu.be/_TQSGzR95xU
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>>276180163
This

We had a bungie employee out himself in a halo thread with proof a month ago, surely a 343 employee could do the same
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>>276180296
He never did die.
He picked Palmer to lead the Spartan 4s.
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>>276180425
I'm okay with that, that movie was pretty gud
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Why did spartan IV girls look so anorexic? What happened to the asses from Reach?
Also how will damage modifiers be handled in custom games? Will the option to have only vehicles apply damage be available? Like how in 3 if a player couldn't do damage but piloted a vehicle the vehicle still did damage. But in reach you couldn't even splatter people if your damage was muted.
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>>276163607
>a nigger kills a whore

topkek m8.
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Any more questions?
I'm actually kinda surprised you avoided any big ones.
Thanks for being constructive. I'm glad there are still some fans that have faith in the series.
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>>276179168
A part of Noble Six's squad as a sniper. Everybody else died doing some heroic shit while he was assigned to escort Dr. Halsey someplace that I forgot.

Seeing as how Halsey is alive in the sequels, it's assumed that he succeeded and was the only one of Noble 6's crew who lived and wasn't spoken of again.
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>>276168003
>Pretty much everyone here likes it more than reach.

What's there to even talk about? The series is dead and continues to be milked by a pseudo developer.
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>>276180778
Are brutes and drones returning?
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>>276179093
>>276179308
Some are legit
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>>276180897
>drones
aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>276175749
Feast of Bones: http://halo.bungie.net/news/content.aspx?cid=25310
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Is any of this shit real?

http://pastebin.com/ANLTiVfF
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>>276160259
Ok ive been pretty much banned from everywhere for asking questions

1. why all the gimmicky bullshit, surely the devs know its garbage and a cash grab, is microsoft pushing it?

2. why ADS and Sprint? the lead multiplayer designers said he was focusing more on quake and was silenced?

3. how bad is the damage control and marketing shills?
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>>276180778
do alien enemies still speak fantasy gibberish or english again? I miss the random dialogues from Halo 3, IWHBYD improved that game so much, but it felt kinda useless in Reach and Halo 4
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>>276180897
Brutes, No.
Drones, yes.
For continuity sake, brutes are gone. We were going to put them in but it doesn't make sense to have them serving with elites.
Engeneers are also coming back.

We have altered the storm'S ranks to be more individually powerfull.
Elites will almost always have a sword as a back up weapon for when their shield deplets.
Jackals are now only scout class, but skirmishers are VERY common and now have shields like elites. They have replaced grunts are the common storm covie foe.
Grunts are less common but almost always carry heavy weapons now.
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>>276180778
Will there be any A.I in forge?

Oh and will return Invasion from Reach?

And pleasee let Pelican be drivable in multiplayer!!!
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>>276176521
Holy fuck it sounds like the Darren Wilson incident
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>>276181341
>is microshit pushing it
you realize the only reason we got shit like dual wielding and plasma swords in halo 2 was because microshit came down and forced bungie to put them in right?
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>I work for 343

>the whole thread mindlessly believes him

By the way, halo dies at the end of halo 5, and the nigger becomes the main character, played and voiced by John Boyega in Halo 6, the movie, the game, developed by Naughty Dog.
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Mind explaining OP?

"John-117 soon arrived in the Control Room with the ring's Activation Index and confronted the Didact; the Spartan explained that because the Didact could not be killed by conventional means a different approach must be taken. The Didact became puzzled when John inserted the Index into the Core; he asked why the Spartan would activate the ring just to destroy him. John informed the Didact that he did not activate the ring's weapon but instead disabled its safety protocols; this allowed the monitor to eject a large section of the ring containing the Control Room toward the Composer's Forge. The monitor rescued the Spartans while the Didact was subjected to the Composers' effects, disintegrating him but storing his essence in digital form; John later told Fleet Admiral Terrence Hood that he believed the Forerunner was merely "contained", not dead."
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>>276181474
What is blue team up to? Are they part of the UNSC still?
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>>276181474
Brutes are in negotiations with elites. They didn't just Jack off from the covenant after halo 3.

Jesus Christ
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>>276181839
BRAVO NOLAN

Will there be any big guy references?
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When will MCC be fixed? I'm about to get an xbone, and mcc is the only game i want right now.

how many patches left until it's stable?
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>>276181839
>he's legit
>we antagonize him into leaving
>oh well

>he's fake
>we antagonize him into leaving
>oh well

>he's legit
>we ask him questions
>we get info, neat

>he's fake
>we ask him questions
>it becomes increasingly obvious he's fake, oh well.

Do you think anyone here really believes him at this point?
Do you see that asking this nigga questions is the only productive option?
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>>276181474
pls, any info on Halo on PC?
pls
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>>276182048
As Boyega approaches Master Chief, played by acclaimed actor Tom Hardy, they have a heated verbal exchange with sensuous undertones, most notably from the direct observations of Chief's stature, and the potential fatal situation that would arose if his helmet based artificial respiratory system were removed.
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>>276181170
The first paragraph where it talks about the splitting of the campaign up into multiple games (currently planned 2) is true but the rest is made up. We don't even have a name for the second part.

>>276181341
It's cosmetic ADS, it only looks like that for the BR, magnum, carbine, plasma pistol, DMR, light rifle, and needle rifle
M$ isn't "pushing" us to put Sprint in the game. Trust me when I say being taken out of Sprint by getting shot really makes it only useful for covering ground, not running away.

>>276181507
Both firefight(that's not what it's called) and forge can have AI BOT placement.

>>276181896
Didact exists in a sort of transcendant non-physical form. If you've been paying attention to the thread you know ultimately what he comes to be formed as.

>>276182184
100% fixed? I'd say within a month.
However, it should be pretty damn playable after Fridays update. My conscern is if M$ will give us a month
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>>276182548

There are no plans at this time.
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So to sum up this thread: Microsoft ruins everything in an attempt to appeal to the blithering masses of casuals who will give them the most money.

This isn't news. It's painfully obvious 343 was forced to release MCC before it was completed. It's a real shame that 343 has to take all the heat when in reality MS is 100% to blame. I truly believe 343 wanted to make it the best Halo experience they possibly could to make it up to the hardcore Halo fans for the (arguable) disaster that was Halo 4.

That being said, Halo 5 does look pretty fucking good and I can't wait to try the beta. I question a lot of 343's creative decisions but you can't please everybody and that's just the nature of game development.
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>>276182548
No plans.
We literally don't have the available staff to do it.
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>>276182184
It's pretty stable for the most part. The only thing that hasn't worked for me since day 1 and still doesn't is Big Team Battle
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>>276182752
I still want to know about the booty.
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>>276182752
It'd be cool if you guize made flood firefight and space battles multiplayer. But I guess you need more motivation and love and respect in order to put the things we want in Halo.
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>>276182884
Why have you been leaving the elite players out in the cold?
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I'm seeing a lot about Jun from reach in this thread.
I don't want to pick through it, can someone tell me what his role in the game is? Is it a major role?
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>>276182752
>Needle Rifle
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>>276182752
thats bullshit, thrusters and sprint are fucking god awful gimmicks that distance from the core multiplayer halo had

Until your company can actually make a goddamn halo game you have no right to change up the formula with shitty gimmicks

"cosmetic ads" is fucking bullshit as well, if that were the case you could include a classic style without a problem, but you cant do that

also how about an option to make the weapons smaller so they dont take up 50% of the fucking screen?

how about getting rid of rolling starts and THE METRIC FUCKTON OF POINTLESS MEDALS
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>>276182884
>>276182808
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>>276161090
>No way I'm putting something here that could cost me my job.

Then you're just full of shit. Taking a business card and dating it shouldn't be so hard. Without showing your name.

No company can fire you on that basis; especially not if you don't give details regarding your position/past experience.

Picture attached, I'm working at Square Enix. The difference here is that I'm at least trying to prove it. (Got better things to do than making a fake stack of business cards just so I can reply to people like you on /v/.)

But these "I'm working in the industry thread" where no one is even trying to give the slightest proof that they actually work in the industry are just silly.
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>>276183245
Better cough up $350 for a xbone before it goes back to $400, boy
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>>276183259
Just last week /b/ got a teacher fired and all he took was a pic of school ID.

I'm not saying OP is legit, I'm just saying he'd be an idiot to take a pic of anything.
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>>276183259
since you work at square.

is kingdom hearts 1.5/2.5 being released on ps4/xbone?
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Here is what happened to Jun post-Reach.

http://leviathan.bungie.org/pdfs/AFoA.pdf
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>>276183259
>(Got better things to do than making a fake stack of business cards just so I can reply to people like you on /v/.)
the problem with this method of verification is that many here don't have better things to do, and would do that
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Any plans to give us a global fileshare for custom gametypes and Forge maps for MCC, like there is for Halo 4 and Reach?

Is the idea of DLC maps for Halo 2 Anniversary out of the question?

Will we ever be able to see player emblems in Halo 2 and 3's multiplayer? Right now they still don't work.

Any other major updates on the table for MCC, provide Microsoft doesn't kill it? Armor customization and armor previews are crucial. And that 50 file share limit is ridiculous.
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>>276183362
I've waited years, I can wait years more
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>>276183148
yeah he's part of the noble team that the player is on

they all die heroically except for 1-arm being shot in the head and jun stays to save someone and was expected to die

iirc the only notable characters in reach were noble team and halsey so yeah important role

rip emile
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>>276183242
Thrusters are essentially side hops. Everything else I agree is stupid but thrusters are ok
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>>276183720
Fucking everything in this post. I want a response to it all please. That, and is 343 ever going to fix the awful Halo 2 Vista netcode in MCC's Halo 2 Classic matchmaking? Will 3 and 4 ever receive their original patches and updates, or will they forever be sitting there at fucking pre-patch?
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Why did you hire one of the shittiest authors to write the connection books between 3 and 4?
>any point in history
>hiring the Travissty
You fucked up bad
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>>276183951
trust me thrusters are shit

also since captain 343 wont respond

why are you focusing on MLG shit? why do you keep using all the same guns with reskins? where is the weapon variety? why do the 3 maps that are getting shown of look geometrically the same? where is the fun maps? where are the vehicles? where is the gravity hammer and good looking sword? why does your entire dev team hate traditional halo?
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>>276170378
What a fucking hodge podge of a fucking game. You stupid fucks should have stopped after 3
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>>276183720
>>276183981

>things I guarantee will be fixed soon
All problems with custom games
Parties in multiplayer
Achievements not popping

>things that will likely be fixed soon
Spartan Ops is coming out
Emblems will show up in multiplayer
Forge gametypes/more forge options
Problems with terminals and the Halo channel

>things you shouldn't hold your breath on
Customizable armor
Changing achievement requirements
Frame rate drops in Halo CE anniversary mode.
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>>276184716
>All problems with custom games
Does this include the ability to join your friends custom games in-progress?
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>>276184870
Yes
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>>276183446
>Fistful of Arrows
>canon
Wait, really?
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Holy shit this thread is huge.

I see it's filled with shitposting.

To save me the navigation, anyone want to give me any plot spoilers the OP dropped?
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>>276170378

Make Jun a T Rex
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>>276178625
>didact has taken over Jun and now exists in his body

No, this is bullshit.

>Cortana jumps in Didact's armor at the end of Halo 4
>Didact gets composed
>Didact will be brought back because of the Composer working
>Cortana will come with him

This human-Cortana shit will happen I bet $0 on it.
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>needle rifle coming back
>Jun coming back
>Jun being a main character/antagonist
Just curious, why so many shout outs to reach?
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OP, how will the game look?
Is the xbone too weak for your vision?
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>>276185432
because Reach is shit and 343 wants to do "classic shit", you know, going back to the roots of shitty Halo games.
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>>276185432
343i cant do anything on their own, they need to fall back on Bungies shit constantly and even then they still fuck it up

CLEAR REMINDER THAT 343 WILLINGLY SOLD A BROKEN GAME TO HALO FANS IN ORDER TO BOOST XBOX ONE SALES ON BLACK FRIDAY

>>276185552
It looks like plastic shit, but good luck seeing it with the guns taking up 90% of the screen and medals taking up the other 10%

if you buy Halo 5 you are part of the problem, and this is coming from a long time halo fan
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>>276185552
The console itself is tricky to develop for, but we should be able to get 60 fps running smoothly on it. It's funny, literally every time a Microsoft suit comes by he or she mentions "how's the frame rate" like we don't know they only care about that because Sony advertises with that shit.

The resolution however... I'm hearing varied stories. Just the other day someone assured me this game "WILL be in full HD" but honestly I'm skeptical. The environments are really detailed. I wouldn't be surpsires if the final product is more like 900p, which is fine with me.
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Assuming everything goes as planned, how Manny levels?
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>>276183431
Posting your photo is revealing yourself. 4chan isn't a secret club anymore this isn't 2004, someone will recognize you.

>>276183436
I'm not directly involved with these projects. Even if I were, don't expect any employee to come and reveal such things on fucking /v/. Titles being green lighted on a specific platform, release dates and so on are highly confidential, even internally.

I'm not allowed to talk about projects I work to my fellow colleagues, especially those who are remote (even if they're still part of the same company).

To give you an idea, I knew about [a certain game] being localized fairly late in the process, only when it was already between the hand of localization. And even that I should have had access to that information. I just happened to be good friend with people working on that project and the information was just given to me informally.

>>276183452
Frankly I've been on /v/ for far too long and I've never seen that occurring. There are other way to prove that you work somewhere without compromising your identity.

I posted a copy of my payslip here in the past (masking my name, salary, department, employee number etc.) but just leaving the company address visible and couple of other information that cannot be used to identify me.

Such documents aren't available to the general audience.

Business cards are strong enough usually to identify someone. While one isn't much (hell I pretty much have a card from every company in the industry around because of tradeshow/convention), having a stack is just very unusual unless you are an employee (or at least a former employee).

Also I can tell you that at SQEX, employees below a certain seniority level don't have business card. That include non permanent staff, low tier CS/QA employees, outsourced employees etc. So no, not I'm not the janitor. Our cards are bilingual as well, with one side in Japanese and one in English. (Your name and title are translated.)
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I actually work at 343, this op is full of shit.
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Is Master Chief planned to die in any of halo 5? It's a little considering how he's not the focus on the cover art, and releasing the 'master chief collection' kind of presents itself as meaning that from now on the focus of the halo series will be elsewhere
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>>276186089
I am the true 343 dev, and both of you are full of shit.
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>>276186089
>>276186173
Frank O'Connor here.

This thread is legit and both of you are actually employees of 343 Industries.
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>>276185972
>If everything goes as planned
That's funny. I wish.
I'll be honest with you, the whole flood subplot is probably gunna be held off until part 2. That's better than us just getting done as many levels as possible and then ending it abruptly ala Halo 2.

If that's the case, then there will be 6 or 7 Locke missions. These are standard halo levels, linear but not obsessively so. They are all pretty big (the ark/the covenant sized).
Chief doesn't have missions as much as what we are calling "segments". These are big and more open (though not as open as we originally wanted). There will be 5 of these and then 2 (or 3) normal missions at the end for chief.
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>>276186516
>both of you are actually employees of 343 Industries.
Awesome, first things first, get elites in multiplayer.
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>>276186581
>implying your games will be anywhere close to the masterpiece that halo 2 was
hold on i ran out of keks laughing about all the other shit you said, i'll be right back
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>>276164102
(you)
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>>276186771
>halo 2
>another botched project that would have been absolutely god tier if not for MS sticking their dicks in everything and rushing bungie to finish it up
>masterpiece
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>>276186581
how big of a failure do you think this is shaping up to be?

like is single player just a complete fuck up?

is there a low morale at 343?

Is the multiplayer going to launch with only 12 maps?
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Riddle me this then, 343 employee:

Are playable Elites returning to Halo 5?

Are the QTE segments gone?

Tell something that we don't already know about the Halo 5 beta.
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>>276163715
this, OP. plz respond im a grill btw
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>>276186935
>>276186997
>>276187389
read the thread
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>>276186935
It's not shaping up to be a Fuck up development-wise.
We are working hard and in Unison on this campaign. Our primary commitment is fixing the MCC. If M$ let's us do that then I expect Guardians will get pushed back to early 2016 but if M$ refuses this then we will have to cut some content. As I mentioned earlier, my vote would be to cut the flood sub plot as it is more of a deal in Halo 5 part 2 anyway (infinity gets fucking wrecked by flood).
So no, I don't see a disaster shaping up but from a devs point of view it is annoying when you have to cut part of your game to meet a publishers deadline. Like it's REALLY annoying.
Either way, it will be the longest halo campaign by a considerable length.

Multiplayer however... We need to stick this landing. For many reasons we need to get it right but mostly because Part 2 is going to come out only a year later and we don't have the resources to retool the multiplayer AND build a new campaign in a year.
We are scheduled to launch with 15 maps, and I think we will.
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>>276187646
>We need to stick this landing. For many reasons we need to get it right
Then you better include elites!
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>>276187646
please address >>276175749
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>>276186997
>are playable elites returning
No, but the invasion gametype may be. We have a working build of it with blues vs reds but when MCC had its episode we dropped it.

>Are QTE segments gone
There are still button presses and when you press them there will still be ablityle animation of chief pressing them, but anything that requires "press X to perform mechanic you can't normally perform" will not be in Halo 5 Guardians.

>Something we don't already know about the beta
There are customizable taunts when your team wins. M$ has already approached us about making some as microtransactions. If you laso the campaign then you get one where you it is you and another team mate fighting over a gun then hugging like in the Halo CE legendary flip with Johnson and the elite.
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>>276188307
Can you guys change the callouts in game so it's an AI talking instead of the spartans talking?
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>>276188307
Will the Precursors be brought up? And are you guys planning on killing Master Chief?

I'll wreck you if you guys try to replace MC with Locke
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Can we choose voices for Spartan chatter? Like Firefight voices?
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>>276175749
The gravemind redesign was notbsomethong we told blur to do. They just did it that way. We really like it. I don't see this as lore breaking in any way. Gravemind is a mass of fleash and bone, he can look differently as he spreads/consumes.

Theatre will work for everything in Guardians. As a matter of fact, that's already done.

Expect things like file size upgrades to not show up until after the game is fixed. The good news is the game should be 90% fixed by next week.
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>>276187646

Are there any plans to kill off Master Chief? The emphasis on locke in the cover art and the fact a 'master chief collection' has been released comes off as if you're trying to shift the focus of the series into other areas now
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>>276188782

Will theater have a pancam mode like in previous games?
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>>276187629
>read the 300+ posts for your answer
yea, no. how about just reply with, even a one word answer is sufficient.
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I've got a question.

I heard Phil Spencer came down to 343 to make sure you guys were fixing the MCC. Has he actually done that and is anything you mentioned with that "suit" over his power?


Also, how much are we going to get out of the early access for the beta this weekend? Will anything we get in it carry over to the beta on the 29th? Is the Universal Reclaimer control scheme in Halo 5?
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>>276188621
>>276188772
You can shut off the AI voices in the main game. Not sure about the beta. Yes you can choose different voices (male, female, Chief, Locke, Palmer, Jun, and maybe more if we add them. I've heard Johnson'S voice will be exclusive to the legendary or relaimer edition.

>>276188661
>>276188857
I have yet to hear anyone mention a single iota of even a joke of killing off the chief.
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>Arbiter not playable in campaign
>Elites not playable in multiplayer

God damn it
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>>276189274
>Palmer
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>people are STILL responding to this thread like they actually believe this guy

holy fuck you are all retarded
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>>276189725
Well thanks for setting me straight

I wasn't sure if he was legit, but now I know better thanks to this post
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>>276190030
if you even had the smallest notion it was real you are too young to be posting here. you are a fucking moron and you apparently believe anything you read on the internet
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>>276190217
>knows not to take op too seriously
>takes this >>276190030 seriously

top kuk
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>>276190217
Does the irony of this post just go way over your head?
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>>276189246
Phil is a cool guy. Everybody likes him and although I directly have barely spoken with him, I must admit he is the right man for the job. Yes he did come down personally but he was very understanding about our situation.
The problem is, Phil is mostly a figurehead. He can make rules and set things in motion, but there are plenty of hire-ups at Microsoft Game Studios that can overrule him.

The content you get off entering the beta early is the same as what everyone gets week one of the main beta. There are a select few control schemes in the beta. I'd expect more in the full game but I can't confirm this.

Precursurs will not be in Guardians and I'm pretty sure they won't be in part 2 either.
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>>276166326
Yeah because why have anyone inside the industry post anything interesting on /v/, lets keep this board for epic shitposting and maymays only

OP is probably full of shit but people like you are the worst
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>>276190696

Is 343 trying to get Marty now that bungie fired him?
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>>276190696
>"hire-ups"
>higher ups

how does this even work
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>>276190941
There is literally nothing wrong with le epic maymays
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>>276190696
What are the chances of abilities like Charge and Ground Pound being removed? Removing those two things would at least have me interested.
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>>276191165

*tips kekdora*
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>>276181836
>plasma swords in halo 2
The enemies had swords in the first game, retard. Of course players wanted to use them for themselves in the sequel.
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>>276190386
>>276190496
its okay, you should feel embarrassed by posting in this thread. you can try to act like you were just playing along, but its too late
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>>276189725
>>276190030
>>276190217

I actually work at a AAA studio, and I can almost say with certainty that OP is not an LD. At best, he has a friend who works at the studio or he works as a contracted out QA.

why? because 9/10 leaks tend to occur this way.

There is no way in hell that some guy that worked in the industry for 10 years would have given away the information that he has and risk being blacked listed from the industry.

In the past, I have noticed similar patterns. QA guy in Ukraine (or whatever) plays game, answers few questions right based on what he/she played, as people start asking more questions, many of them start making things up as they go along.

If OP was smart and said he was QA from the start, I may have actually believed him since they work on short contracts, don't get paid all that much and many of them just see it as "another job" before they find something else. (with all due respect for QA people)
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>>276191268
smug pepe edits just keep gettting worse and worse.
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>>276190981
We have reached out to Marty but we are sticking with Kazuma for Guardians.
Personally I think the new tracks he has made are Halo: Reach OST tier.

If we were to get Marty I would only assume he would do a joint efgore with kazuma for part 2
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>>276191686

cry about it
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>>276191795
would you like a river?
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>>276160259
hey guys everyone knows op is a sham and I already fired his ass
I'm Phil Spencer in the fucking digital flesh. here's a picture for proof

AMA
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Just got here. Thread looks pretty long and no doubt it's filled with me epic maymays.

Can someone sum up what OP leaked?
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>>276191978
his cum into your mouth
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>>276167947
I dunno, I remember people talking about Halo and the Xbox on the bus when I was in like, third grade or so.

>>276168456
That's a lot of boss fights in a lot of games.
doesn't make it good, but it brings it up to standard
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>>276191978
Halo 5 Guardians
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>>276191978
sure thing to find out more just read the thread you fucking faggot.
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>>276185147
see
>>276178625
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>>276191865

a river you say?
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>>276175290
and?
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>actually falling for these bs
This threads are as stupid as a Illuminati member showing up on /pol/ or /k/ or an CIA agent posting on /b/ asking them to ask him question.
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>>276167795
Wrong. Halo 2 had Tartarus as well as the Heretic Leader AS WELL AS The Prophet of Regret.

Halo 3 also had 343 Guilty Spark.
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>>276165995
>>276165567
>Black Tusk Studios is dedicated to creating immersive, AAA games that push the limits of Microsoft's entertainment platforms. Located in downtown Vancouver, Canada, we are part of the Microsoft Studios family, and we are growing.
http://www.blacktuskstudios.com/
HOLY SHIT IT'S REAL. WHY.
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>>276176309
Not even carter was worth giving a fuck about, anon. Just Jorge. He was the only one with any character development whatsoever.
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>>276192352
read the thread dipshit
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>>276180440
NEVER RELEASED
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>>276177375
How can the multiplayer be a simulation aboard the infinity if it gets infested by the flood?
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>I work for 343i
I'm so sorry for your loss
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>>276180440
holy shit did they make the graphics even worse then it was before?
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>>276165567
>cancelling a much hyped PC version
Uh, did you forget that they were behind completely revamping the entire fucking game to be a first person shooter instead of an RTS?
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>>276193223
There's actually a map that deals with that.
It's another map but it's only half loaded and there is static everywhere cause the war games simulator is broken. There are flood tentacles in parts of the map and a big pit on one end.
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>>276177323

>remember watching old halo videos back when machinima was on the rise
>sodagod going over news
>digitalph33r making good content
>Tsquared on G4 and Dr Pepper cans
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>>276165648
>Killing Laskey
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>>276178625

That's just stupid.
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>>276194381
DigitalPh33r is still making good content. It's just /v/ tier in it's cynicism so Machinima won't greenlight it.
http://youtu.be/NZuWk8YgGUk?t=4m53s
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>>276164160
So basically a case of "lets make the Infinity and her crew look even more incompetent." Like holy shit, Im surprised they haven't driven that fucking thing into a star already with how retarded everyone on board is.
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>>276193223

In the comics Osman is pretty steamed that Lasky sent Majestic to save Halsey.

Palmer stuck up for him ("They were backup and Halsey just got away") but Osman probably won't let him get away with it.
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>>276160259
why is the announcer so shitty will you be fixing it like how Ig redid the KI announcer lines
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Why can;t you just make a traditional halo game without all the extra cod, killstreak, armor ability bullshit.
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>>276194889
Kek.
Pretty good.
Subscribed
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>>276160259
Where the fuck is halo wars 2?
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>>276160259
Do you have any insight on why 343i decided to shift away from the heavy Aliens influence on Halo's aesthetic design?

That's what made it memborable. This new post-modern hexagon Crysis like look just looks meh.
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>>276194830
>for what
It's obvious.
It both solidifies Jun as a hatable evil character while also making lasky more memerable despite the fact that he never did anything.
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>>276163341
No.
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>>276194889
he fucking lurks here right??
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>>276196083
I still remember it being 2006 and me hearing "tits or gtfo" from one of his videos. Had no idea at the time it came from here.
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>>276195103
This brings up a good point
During Spartan Ops, Infinity is in orbit while Spartans and marines battle covenant on the surface. It is implied this takes places over the course of several days.

So where is the covenant fleet? On the other side of the planet? Did they draw a line on the equator and agree on it?
Did they decide space is a safe zone?
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Hey 343i guy, how hard would it be to port the game to PC, hell, Xbone runs on a modified Windows 8, it can't be that hard, right?
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>>276190696
Are the Nightfall and Helioskrill armor sets exclusive to beta players or will new players be able to unlock them once the full game is released?
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>>276196083
>Video contains him calling people faggots, plebeian casuals, fedora wearing neckbeards, and edgetards
No shit he lurks here.
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>>276191770
What the fuck man, that OST he made was pure shit in comparison to the older games.
Nothing memorable.
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>>276196260
The Infinity is on the outside of Requiem. The Covenant are on the inside as are their ships. Space is safe because they cleared it in the opening cinematic.
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>>276196520
Wow this thread is still going.

Theoretically we could make any content in the game available to anyone at any time. Bungle did this with reach where eventually they gave the flaming armor effect and custom nameplates away to everyone.
We also did this with the Halo 3 recond helmet.
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>>276196924
Kazuma was responsible for only a couple songs and they were the only good ones on H4.
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>>276197129
Thats cool but what about Halo Wars 2. Please don't leave me like this.
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>>276196260
> autism
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>>276197041
But wait, requiem was destroyed.
Did the covie ships just open up the door and leave?
They were outside the planet for like 3 years and couldn't open it, but now they can whenever they want?
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>>276164160

>flood-infected Spartan IV's

not gonna lie I'm kind of excited if that makes it in
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>>276197129
>>276196372
Forgot to quote you
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>>276197301
>Halo Wars 2
I'd be lying if I said there were no plans. Frank wants to do it and we even have a rough story sketched out.
Obviously we wouldn't be making it. I have no idea what studio we would ask at this point, especially since it would need to be made for Xbox one first and foremost
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>>276197339
They were locked outside the planet for 3 years then MC came and opened it up and it stayed open.
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Literally fan-fiction. Why does anyone still care about Halo after 4? That game single-handedly destroyed the entire franchise, reducing it into deviantart-tier stories that try so fucking hard to latch onto every little thing that's ever been in the periphery of the franchise before Bungie bounced and expounding upon it in the most cringeworthy ways possible.

I will never not be mad after 4. That game charted the beginning of my hatred of video games.
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>>276197678
Totally understandable. Any chance of spilling the story?

Would you say all of this below is bullshit?

2014

Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Developer: 343 Industries
Platform(s): XBOX ONE
Release date: Q4 2014

Halo: Spartan Strike
Developer: 343 Industries; Vanguard Games
Platform(s): Windows Store; Windows Phone
Release date: Q4 2014

2015

Halo: Spartan Strike
Developer: 343 Industries; Vanguard Games
Platform(s): XBOX ONE; Steam
Release date: Q1 2015

Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Developer: 343 Industries
Platform(s): PC
Release Date: Q2 2015

Halo 5 Guardians
Developer: 343 Industries
Platform(s): XBOX ONE
Release date: Q4 2015

2016

Halo: Spartan Advance
Developer: 343 Industries; Vanguard Games
Platform(s): Windows Store; Windows Phone
Release date: Q1 2016

Halo Wars 2
Developer: 343 Industries; Robot Entertainment
Platform(s): XBOX ONE; Steam
Release date: Q4 2016

2017

Halo 5: Guardians
Developer: 343 Industries
Platform(s): Steam
Release date: Q2 2017

Halo COMBAT
Developer: 343 Industries
Platform(s): XBOX ONE
Release date: Q4 2017

Unknown
Developer: 343 Industries
Platform(s): unknown
Release date: 2017

2018

Halo 6: Revelations
Developer: 343 Industries
Platform(s): XBOX ONE
Release date: Q4 2018
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>>276197869
>Halo COMBAT
What
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Someone screencap this so we can prove it wrong later.
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>>276197339
When Chief showed up and the entryway opened up, I assume a bunch of the ships rushed in. At some point, Jul Mdama met up with the Didact and swore allegiance to him, and thats why the Storm Covenant and the Prometheans work together. I figured that, during Spartan Oops, the Didact, due to his leaving Requiem, gave Jul the necessary authority to command the planets defenses and Prometheans in his absence.
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>>276197359
If it's not in Guardians, it will be in part 2.
Granted, if it's in part 2, it may have gone through a few writting changes. That happens a lot here.

For instance the decision to put Jun in Guardians was only made about a year ago and now he's the closest thing to a main villain the game has.
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>>276197982
Fucking kek I know. Everybody was saying it was going to be ODST 2 or some shit.
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Why do you work for a shit tier studio?

Why was Halo 4 such a turd?

Why does Halo 5 look like CoD?

Why is 343 adamant about ruining Halo?
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>>276197982
Star Wars Battlefront: Halo edition
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>>276197869

Why are there going to be two halo 5 releases?
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>>276198093
Why Jun? It just doesn't make sense to me. Was it to just have a S-II, III, and a IV all in one game for shits and giggles?
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>>276198547
Muh Halo 5 Part 2 I guess.
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>>276198547
read it

PC port
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>>276198547
>>276198735
Can you guys not read? The second one is a rerelease on steam. The list along with this whole thread is all bullshit.
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>>276197869
As for halo wars, the story involves the spirit of fire ending up at one of the Halo rings. They have to exit the ship due to a flood outbreak (there's flood on SOF from HW1) and you have to start building a resistance from scratch on one of the rings. Plan is for a flood campaign to be included. Thats all I know. Apparently this is supposed to tie into explaining how Reach and TFOR do not contradict each other as well. I have no idea how though.

As for that list of games, it's pretty much bullshit for the most part, but 2 things are somewhat true, probably just out of lucky speculation.
1. Spartan Strike will come to Xbox One (and 360) later.
2. How the FUCK do you find out about COMBAT??? it's a working title obviously but still.
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>>276199097
What's COMBAT?
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>>276199097
God bless you man that sounds grand. Fuck Halo 6 you guys better make HW2 and whats COMBAT anon? You gotta tell us now man.
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>>276199304
Cum On My Butt And Titties
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>>276198646
>why Jun
Halo has a big universe and we want to take advantage of that.
Just as bungie purposely left requiem at the end of Halo 3, they also purposely left Jun alive. Every single person I have talked to about Reach has at some point asked me "what happened to the sniper?"
So we want to use that. It started off with a small role and when we decided we needed to give didact a better role than he got in Halo 4 we thought "maybe we can use Jun"
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>>276180935
Holy shit
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>>276192421
They're making Gears of War 4
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>>276199304
>>276199442
Combat I don't want to spoil much of because despite my hate for M$ lately I feel this game has potential. You know the galactic conquest mode from Battlefront 2? Imagine that but being able to choose from different factions (UNSC, storm covenant, Brute covenant, flood, forerunner) and jump into conquests that spanned days or even weeks with 32 v 32 players and bots.
That's the idea behind it. I'll keep my lips sealed on plot, not that it needs one, but as a spin off game it's going to have the most important plot in the series of all the spin offs.
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Are you guys milking the story from game to game or do you have an ending planned?
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>>276200250

M$ said they want 20-30 more years of Halo so you know they are gonna milk it dry.
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>>276200095
So like based around in-universe post war nonsense in the Joint Occupation Zone or whatever the shite comic called it?
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>>276200323
Master Chief will be hooked up to an extensive life support system and forced to run around doing gay shit for all eternity. This is his fate. This is... Halo 0891589275800081926587021580: Niggers Tongue My Anus
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>>276197738

Basically everything in Halo 4 was introduced years ago, by either Bungie or the Forerunner Trilogy.

Pleb
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>>276200250
>>276200323
It's true that Microsoft will probably never kill off halo but we do have a definite ending for the reclaimer saga planned. And it is a pretty final ending. After that any game made would probably take place somewhere earlier in the universe.

Originally there was just going to be halo 4, 5, and 6. Now that 5 has been expanded into two or three games (at this point we still have it pegged at two), the trilogy has been changed to a saga. I'm guessing 6 will also be split up is the 5 split method proves profitable.

Halo 6 hasn't been written but there are general things I know will happen in the story. We actually HEAVILY foreshadow some seriously important halo 6 stuff in two of the Halo CEA terminals.
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>>276200095
That would only be the greatest game of all time.
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>>276199097
>Apparently this is supposed to tie into explaining how Reach and TFOR do not contradict each other as well.
There's already a perfectly good reason for that though: the only thing that is fucked up between TFOR and H:R that's not explained in halsey's journal is how long the battle of reach took, it took an extra 3 weeks in the game.

But the slipsspace crystal from first strike bent time by 3 weeks to allow MC to return to reach 3 weeks earlier from when he arriived at Halo. Obviously the events of halo reach takes place during the 3 week gap that was "erased" by the crystal.
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>>276200847
>We actually HEAVILY foreshadow some seriously important halo 6 stuff in two of the Halo CEA terminals.

Like what?
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>>276200095
Fuck i've wanted this for so god damn long.
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>>276200916
Well there's also the issue of noble am being Spartan 3s, meeting halsey, and then halsey being surprised soartan 3s exist later in ghosts of onyx
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>>276194381
>Darkspire will never make videos again
I'm glad they at least ended it all

it was one rushed vid damn it was still closure
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>>276200987
Watching the Halo cea terminals now.
I don't remember tis bit about this crashed ship. Maybe he means that? But there's very little to get out of it.
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>>276200987
Which two terminals?
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>>276201240
Who the fuck draws these images?
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>>276201412
It's no doubt that. It would have almost no point if they didn't expand on it later.
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>>276201726
Wait what happens?
I remember the terminals about the ship.
Isn't that explained and resolved in the later terminals?
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>>276201064
It's explained in halsey's journal. Basically, her seeing the S3's is what made her dig around ackerson's files to begin with
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>>276189093

check your privilege
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>>276201489
It's just a guess but maybe the ones about the ship that crashed on halo.
At the time I thought it was just showing that spark won't do the same to the next ship that lands on his ring (the PoA) but now that I think about it They never did explain what that ship was.
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>>276199097
I'd fucking love another halo wars. It just needed more stuff (more factions, troops, etc).
I can't even think of any studios that do strategy games though. Has there even been any talk about even possible studios?
It would be nice if Microsoft still had ensemble
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>>276202174
Like I said HW2 is something we just need to give to someone. That's all there is to it.
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