Future Halo to boast ‘revolutionary multiplayer experiences’

By: Eddie Makuch Halo developer 343 Industries is looking to take multiplayer to new heights. A recent job advertisement at the studio calls for a multiplayer designer who will design and develop “revolutionary multiplayer experiences” for an upcoming Halo game. This game was not named, though Halo 5 and Halo 6 have been previously confirmed as part of the Reclaimer Trilogy. Microsoft also hasconfirmed Halo … Continue reading Future Halo to boast ‘revolutionary multiplayer experiences’

Halo TV series in the works with Steven Spielberg

By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft today announced that it will produce a live-action television series based on its billion-dollar Halo series. It will be available only through Xbox One, Microsoft’s just-announced next-generation platform. Series developer 343 Industries will oversee development on the show, with Hollywood director Steven Spielberg also attached to the project. It is unclear what role the Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List director will play in the production … Continue reading Halo TV series in the works with Steven Spielberg

Skyrim, Gears of War: Judgment updated

By:  Eddie Makuch The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Gears of War: Judgment today received new updates, bringing various fixes, additions, and tweaks to both games. As previously announced, the 1.9 update for Bethesda‘s open-world role-playing game brings a new Legendary difficulty setting and Legendary Skills. It also addresses a number of bugs, including an instance when couriers appear only dressed in a hat. The Skyrim 1.9 update launched last month … Continue reading Skyrim, Gears of War: Judgment updated

Bungie not worried about Destiny server issues

By: Eddie Makuch In the wake of SimCity’s troubled launch this month, Bungie has said it is not worried about an influx of users crippling Destiny‘s servers at release. “This isn’t our first rodeo,” the developer said as part of its latest Mail Sack. “Bungie is no stranger to anxious mobs of players who rush home after a midnight launch and put our best-laid plans to the test.” Bungie’s claim … Continue reading Bungie not worried about Destiny server issues

Bungie’s Destiny confirmed, will be unveiled February 17

By:  Eddie Makuch Bungie today confirmed that its all-new universe with Activision is calledDestiny. This had long been rumored, though Bungie finally today bluntly stated, “So, our game is called Destiny.” The developer also said Destiny will be officially unveiled on February 17. Bungie recently launched a teaser website counting down to the proper reveal. Bungie also today launched Facebook,Twitter, and Google+ channels for Destiny. Destiny is Bungie’s first project as part … Continue reading Bungie’s Destiny confirmed, will be unveiled February 17

Halo 3 coming to Steam?

By:  Eddie Makuch Microsoft’s 2007 first-person shooter Halo 3 could be on its way to the PC. A NeoGAF user tapped into xPaw’s Steam Database and found Halo 3–along with many other titles–in the Steam registry, suggesting they could be released for PC in the future. On the list are previously confirmed-for-PC games like Resident Evil: Revelations, but also a host of titles not yet announced for PC. These include Fez, Quantum Conundrum … Continue reading Halo 3 coming to Steam?

How Bungie turned Destiny leak into a positive

By:  Eddie Makuch A late November information and image leak gave gamers the first details and images of Bungie‘s new world, rumored to be titled Destiny. This leak caught the developer by surprise, but design director Joe Staten told Edge that the situation became a positive and even motivated the company. “I was in a conference room. And [Pete Parsons, Bungie COO] walked in with his laptop. Pete has this … Continue reading How Bungie turned Destiny leak into a positive

Microsoft creating franchise that blends games and film

By: Eddie Makuch Halo maker Microsoft is staffing up for a new game that “blends the best elements of games and TV/film,” according to a job advertisement spotted by Videogamer. The company is seeking an experienced producer to come aboard to contribute to the “exciting new AAA core game.” The job ad says Microsoft aims to “add new blood” to its existing stable of franchises, which includes Halo, Fable, … Continue reading Microsoft creating franchise that blends games and film

Did Bungie tease ‘Destiny’ in Halo 3: ODST?

By: Eddie Makuch Just this week, Bungie released the first piece of concept art for its new game, believed to be called Destiny. However, it appears the studio embedded a Destiny teaser more than three years ago in Halo 3: ODSTand none caught on until yesterday. A Twitter user sent former Bungie developer Vic DeLeon (who now continues to work on Halo at 343 Industries) … Continue reading Did Bungie tease ‘Destiny’ in Halo 3: ODST?

New Microsoft studio to ‘build the next Halo’

By: Eddie Makuch Halo may not be Microsoft’s tentpole franchise forever. Microsoft Game Studios Vancouver has been rebranded Black Tusk Studios, and has received the go-ahead to get to work on “the next Halo.” “What that means is we are working on Microsoft’s next big entertainment franchise,” studio manager Mike Crump told the Vancouver Sun. “We’re not working on an existing franchise, we’re looking to … Continue reading New Microsoft studio to ‘build the next Halo’