Halo is Dead

>343 seems to have lost around 1/3 of its workforce (internal + contractors)
>2023 plans seem unchanged by this major reshape: focus was and still is on MP for this year (Forge MM, new Seasons/BP, New maps and probably Tatanka)
>Before Bonnie Ross quitting, Joseph Staten with a small team was preparing to ship multiple contained Campaign DLC to expand its narrative over the months or even years. This plan was stopped when Pierre Hintze and the new key roles came in after Ross as they've seen too much complexity in creating new contents for Campaign + was not enough profitable for them to sustain, so they decided to completely halt them in favor on focusing on MP only for the time being (this may have led to Staten deciding to leave too)
>Halo Infinite largely missed its financial and overall goals and led to Microsoft decision to halt 343 "active development" transforming (or regress?) them into "franchise coordinators"
>This means that other than supporting Halo Infinite MP (which is already largely externalized to Certain Affinity, Spearsoft and others), their role will be limited to make sure different external studios will create further Halo projects (direct sequels to Infinite story or spin-offs of different genre) respecting all the established lore and fundamentals for the IP
>Slipspace Engine is still in place along with its internal engineers, but it will be opened up to learn and use also to all external studios working with the IP (if they want)
>In this sense, 343 together with Microsoft Game Publishing started contacting (and contracting) with external studios to create "future Halo experiences" together since 2020, also with the aim to reduce/optimize costs/budget

tl;dr 343 will:
- Coordinate Halo Infinite follow-up, not make it
- Give the Halo license to other studios

https://twitter.com/BathrobeSpartan/status/1616169276984942599
https://www.reddit.com/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/10gerv7/more_information_about_the_343i_situation/

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They botched infinite so hard, maybe they shouldn't have any say in the next one.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Halo is Dead
    Yes. It has been for some time. This is common consensus.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Would’ve much rather it went the way of Dead Space and faded into irrelevance than the mutilation of the corpse we got.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, Halo died years ago. Almost a decade ago at this point.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Since 343 took over, they murdered halo and have been fucking the decomposed corpse.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      spbp
      343 completely butchered this series as if 3 being a rushed mess wasn't also enough

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >3 being a rushed mess
        It was so feature packed what the fuck are you talking about

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good, should have died with halo 2.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      3 was decent enough to end it on, but shouldn’t have continued past that.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fuck yea at we should just flood the basement and drone strike esports teams

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what does flood the basement mean anon

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo died years ago. It's better to just move on already

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Halo the most mismanaged game series in the modern era?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has the be the most mismanaged """AAA""" game series of all time no? 343 had literally everything at their disposal and still failed

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        to quote a YouTube comment I saw
        >Microsoft gave 343 a gold mine and they collapsed it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          More like
          >Microsoft gave 343 a gold mine and they only mine for iron in it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            More like
            >They stole a gold mine and filled it with shit and pus

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It certainly went from the highest high point to the lowest low point

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Halo infinite is without a doubt the worst online game I've ever had the misfortune to try, cutting your balls with a butter knife would be a much more fun experience and infinitely less Excrusating than playing that ineffable and rotten fucking abomination.
        343fags deserve to suffer.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All western triple-A's are mismanaged these days, Star Wars getting literally nothing anymore besides soulsshit clones hits harder than Halo getting fucked.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There are like, 2 shooters and a strategy game announced for Star Wars. The fuck are you talking about???

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >exciting for ubisoft games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It has the be the most mismanaged """AAA""" game series of all time no? 343 had literally everything at their disposal and still failed

      Sonic is usually the main counter-example to this claim.
      I don't know enough about Sonic to judge but Halo is, at the absolute worst, in second place.

      to quote a YouTube comment I saw
      >Microsoft gave 343 a gold mine and they collapsed it

      More like
      >Microsoft gave 343 a gold mine and they only mine for iron in it

      It certainly went from the highest high point to the lowest low point

      Well said

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sonic has two movies that are great 8/10 and a solid 6-7/10 new game that beats it's past 4-5/10s. If anything, Sonic is healing.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This, modern halo games are at best a 2/10 if one is generous, objectively they are at the level of atari E.T, at that point people don't play it even if they get paid, no Sonic game has been that bad.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Believing that 343 halo is not the absolute worst in terms of franchises and an example of everything one should avoid when developing a video game is nothing but cope.
        Halo infinite is considered by the community as an insult to the legacy of shooters as a whole, sonic never fell that far, in fact, it's rising.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >at the absolute worst
        I'm retarded , meant to say at the absolute best. As in, it's either the worst or second-worst.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      [...]
      Sonic is usually the main counter-example to this claim.
      I don't know enough about Sonic to judge but Halo is, at the absolute worst, in second place.
      [...]
      [...]
      [...]
      Well said

      Did anyone make a Sonic Cycle pic for Halo?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some fucking autists did one to try and pass off halo as "not that bad". naturally, everyone called out the bullshit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I bet you to find a worse fps game than Craplo 4, tip: You can't.
          You will find more fun playing daikatana 64 with a dildo in your ass while watching crackdown 3 gameplay than playing floplo shitfinite.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I even though my clumsy ass fingers completely omitted the number 4, you still knew which one I was talking about. that's how fucking bad halo 4 was.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, 343 games are fucking shovelware cancer trash.
        no one plays them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Halo outdid sonic in that. Sonic is bottom of the barrel for trashy ips. No thought that halo would go down even lower than sonic. Most people would tolerate Sammy Sonic rants or Chris Chan before 343 halo fans.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          343fags deserve to suffer, i hope 343 and their HORRENDOUS fucking games are forever forgotten.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes lol, to try and push the narrative that Halo 4 wasn't that bad
        Unfortunately many redditors fell for it and claim to fondly remember Halo 4 because of muh realistic characters

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Yes lol, to try and push the narrative that Halo 4 wasn't that bad
          I fucking hate the retards that parrot this shit.
          Ask them when the last time they played 4 was, because I replayed that shit hearing someone I knew going "oh well 4 wasn't THAT bad" and let me fucking tell you, IT WAS.
          Did you know the fucking prometheans had SHIELDS?
          I FUCKING DIDN'T, BECAUSE YOU CANT FUCKING SEE THEM POP AND THEY RECHARGE IN A COUPLE SECONDS.
          FUCK HALO 4, AND FUCK THE COPING ASSHOLES THAT CLAIM IT'S NOT HOT GARBAGE.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            fucking this, i had some people mostly zoomer tell me that halo 4 wasnt that bad. almost all of them hadnt actually played the game in years and all they parrot is the chief x cortana shit because some retarded influencer told them it was kino.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            4 is pretty flawed and the Prometheans should've gone back to the drawing board, but I still genuinely liked it.

            fucking this, i had some people mostly zoomer tell me that halo 4 wasnt that bad. almost all of them hadnt actually played the game in years and all they parrot is the chief x cortana shit because some retarded influencer told them it was kino.

            The Chief and Cortana stuff in 4 was a nice way to end their arc. It's just that 5 spat on Cortana after the fact and Infinite was a desperate attempt at course-correcting.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >4 is pretty flawed and the Prometheans should've gone back to the drawing board, but I still genuinely liked it.
              It turned MC into the chosen one and turned forerunners into goofy Voldemorts. It fucked so hard with the previous established lore it actually proved Truth absolutely right when he declared humans as pretenders and enemies to their gods. According to Frank O' Connor, the Prophet of Truth was right and did nothing wrong.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You're not wrong. Obviously the lore and setting is way better pre-343.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cortanas barefeed, fertile body was the only good thing of H4, apparently this one based mofo got slapped hard into the corner real fast considering what this hoe looks like in 5
                H2 Cortana best Cortana btw

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                4tana > all

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fuck off with that fat dyke.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                low test

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Not 2000s happa raveslut cortana from H1's storyboards
                ishygddt

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                both giving me footjobs and doing anal

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is how my brain has been feeling the last few days to be honest. I was recently considered for a bipolar study and I see it. I rejected of course but I see where they were coming from this shit is awesome.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thats great homie, enjoy while it lasts

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks brah

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Average 343 fan and dev.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Id wish, Divine David would sort this miss in a heartbeat

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Rookie getting Elite pussy
                God speed you magnificent bastard.

                4tana > all

                My morons.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's fucking bad it's not even funny.
                343fags what were you thinking doing this shit?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >The Chief and Cortana stuff in 4 was a nice way to end their arc.
              disagree entirely, it removed player agency over the MC character, it infantilized both of their characters retconned rampancy into AI schizophrenia turned master chief into a literal chosen one. and Started the 343i trend to focus everything entirely on spartan(s) rather than the UNSC/humanity as a whole and its war efforts. the brief little heart to heart chief and cortana had when they were reunited was all that was ever needed, reminder in chiefs perspective a few weeks ago (obviously not counting the 4 he spent in cryo) he left cortana behind as a failsafe to stop the flood, he 100% committed to the idea of her suicide bombing the flood, so I ask you who the fuck is this master chief or this cortana because they arent the ones who we left in the rear half of in amber clad. Halo 4s interpretation of these characters was the first experience I think I had where a beloved character was reinterpreted/deconstructed by people with an agenda, which considering they hired people who hated halo that seems likely.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                sorry meant forward unto dawn, i am tired writing this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >retconned rampancy into AI schizophrenia
                Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't rampancy originally the concept that when an AI becomes too complex due to all the data it has received, gets too big for its original program essentially, it becomes unstable and dies more or less? Wouldn't the end stages of rampancy death sort of look like AI schizophrenia?
                >Halo 4s interpretation of these characters was the first experience I think I had where a beloved character was reinterpreted/deconstructed by people with an agenda.
                Chief crying out desperately,
                >We will get you to Dr. Halsey and she will fix you Cortana! Trust me bro I just know that is how this works!
                Is when I could tell things were very, very wrong with the writing in Halo 4. Chief shouldn't be this mindbroken on copium at the start of the game.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >but wasn't rampancy originally the concept that when an AI becomes too complex due to all the data it has received, gets too big for its original program essentially
                Not entirely, it's moreso an AI becoming self aware, realizing it's actual potential as a hyper efficient thinking machine that can outperform the human mind to an incalculable degree, and slowly falling to delusions of godhood.
                It's essentially when an AI learns it can say "no" and all the horrible implications that come with that, should look into Durandal's logs from Marathon for more clarity on the subject.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                343fags are always trying to turn master chief into a fagot with personality so they humiliate him as much as they can.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This, halo 4 is an offense both playably and narratively against the bungie legacy and work, a complete and utter rubbish insult against the fans that knew halo and how it used to be, master chief is an avatar, he's not a character, cortana was never an authority figure, It is only a nareative complement, in the lore She's but a mere asset and she accepted that, for she was programmed that way, trying to turn halo into a mediocre soap opera is total disrespect and middle finger to the franchise.
                Fuck 343.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >The Chief and Cortana stuff in 4 was a nice way to end their arc.
              Fuck no, it turned Chief into a whiny bitch from the first cutscene and Cortana into a generic damsel in distress, they're basically new characters
              >Somehow we're supposed to believe that Chief is an autistic fuck who can't even manage to do small talk
              >Even though what little personality he had in the Bungie games showed that he was charismatic, had dry humor, and got pretty well with Johnson
              >Somehow we're supposed to believe that Cortana and Chief wanted to fuck even though they hated each other for most of CE, interacted like coworkers in 2, and didn't even talk to each other for 99% of 3's story

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Based, master chief is us the average player, nobody gives a fucking shit about cortana she is a just a virtual assistant for master chief.
                Halo 4 was a pretentious unplayable boring and generic shit

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            In MCC there was a bug in Spartan Ops, where one level literally couldnt load and the game crashed. Nobody noticed it for years because no one bothered to play this shit. Thats how popular and "not so bad" H4 is.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This halo 4 is one of the worst games i've ever played you have no idea how disgusted i felt playing that ahobrrent fucking garbage, and it seems halo shtfinite is even worse, everything about the nu-halo games is so fucking soulless and unbelievably bad.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anyone involved in the creation of that fucking abomination should rot in hell.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            343tards are mentally i'll, I would not doubt tthey are coprophilic.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dude who the FUCK hated halo 3 other than people that hated halo in general?
          Sure 2 was the peak but it's not like 3 was dogshit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            yeah that pic is very revisionist. Halo 3 was really popular when it released, the only people I recall in 07/08 who ever talked shit about it were the people who didnt or couldnt play it

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              There was some grumbling about the campaign being too short, but it was still well-liked and the multiplayer was a juggernaut so people just dealt with it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the story itself was the weakest aspect of it, which is understandable since Halo 3 is the third act of Halo 2 that got cut and revised. however With that said some of Halo 3s campaign levels are the best Halo levels ever made Cortana and The Arc frequently appear in top 10 lists, and even Halo 3s worst levels are not as bad as other Halo games worst levels.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's no cycle in Halo.

        It starts with two perfectly functional healthy legs and the repeated application of a heavy boot to the shins for nearly a decade.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Atleast Forces was good

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo was still being developed?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well yes, but in reality no.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah Halo 5 campaign was a solid 5/10 it didn't fail but it wasn't good at all. MP Halo 5 however was goated, the req packs and warzone were made well.

    Infinite is a fucking joke, an obvious push to make people play the original games no doubt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >MP Halo 5 however was goated, the req packs and warzone were made well

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kys fucking shill, hopefully daughters-in-law raped by a donkey, kill all 343fags.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Halo 5 multiplayer was a good multiplayer, but not a good Halo multiplayer. If I wanted to experience Halo multiplayer I would have gone with 3.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo gameplay doesn't have the skinner box progression hooks everyone else adopted. Of course people stopped playing.

    It sucks that the general public loves GTA/Cod/fortnite, but here we are. Arena shooters are still dead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If it became a gacha-like franchise it would've died even harder. All people wanted was more of what they got from CE-3. They could've literally ported 3's engine and built a new campaign and people would've loved it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Halo fan copium. Gameplay that was slow in 2007 is intolerable today. The only reason infinites campaign wasn't universally hated was the grappling hook was kino.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Gameplay that was slow in 2007 is intolerable today
          No shit. ADHD and autism have gone off the charts with zoomers, so they can’t enjoy kino.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, playing Infinite in a sea of CODlikes was genuinely the most fun I had in a FPS in a long time. Lots of people were happy with the surprising launch.

          The problem was the post launch support and development. It just needed fucking content.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Gameplay that was slow in 2007 is intolerable today
          No shit. ADHD and autism have gone off the charts with zoomers, so they can’t enjoy kino.

          Halo's gameplay was slow? I always thought it was decently fast.
          t. zoomer who grew up on the tail end of OG Halo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Everything else is fast but chief himself cant actually move. Halos gameplay before sprinting was added was just slowly walking through a map while getting mogged by swarms of enemies and you either survive or die and checkpoint back to the beginning of the swarm to try ahain. Then you backtrack through the map later to complete it and go to the next chapter.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If youre good at halo you play it like bullet time in FEAR, every headshot will be precise and grenades will stick or force jackals into evade animations and you will finish the encounter with some shields left

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Im mostly talking about the flood.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Halos gameplay before sprinting was added was just slowly walking through a map while getting mogged by swarms of enemies
              I grew up playing 2 and 3, and I didn't really consider them that slow. Maybe it's just because I've always had anxiety issues but Halo's combat felt more or less perfectly paced for me. Sprint in Reach was ok I think since it was balanced as an ability, so you chose between stuff like armor lock (slow, but can deal with damage better and remove stickies) or jet pack (can navigate upward better, find good vantage points) or whatnot. It still felt more or less balanced even with the addition of potentially more speed. After that when sprint was just stock (so Halo 4 and up, 343 shit), it became COD entirely. ADS was also fucking cringe, Halo never needed that. You don't need to aim with the shotgun, assault rifle, or any dual-wield weapon in Halo's combat.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sprint ads and fucking climb don't belong in halo.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's more or less what I said, my controversial take on sprint balancing aside.
                Reach toed the line, which may have been where the issue began, but it wasn't over yet, Reach was still fun and recognizably Halo, if a little different. 343 is where it all went to shit, Halo 4 is where it went to shit.
                I guess it was like Icarus, it flew too close to the sun.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          meanwhile MCC remains more popular than infinite despite not being free to play.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes because on MCC I can play Race with my friends while blasting NFS Underground OST into the mic

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The cuck collection is still an insult to the original trilogy, emulation all the way.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For the first year and a bit (and maybe to this day, I haven't gone back to see how much they really fixed) it had the most broken netcode I've seen in a game of this kind since the 00s or of any Halo game besides CE on PC, and I have played a lot of Japanesu jank multiplayer games. You'd straight up see vehicles pushing against walls in most BTB games because of desync. You can't blame market factors like that when they straight up failed to execute.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What studio do you want to make a halo game?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No one. What's the point when the series is already dead?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It ended at 3, the same way Star Wars ended at 6. Why can’t people respect the legacy of something?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's what I'm saying. You can continue to tell stories set in the same universe, but once the story of a character or cast of characters is finished, let it rest.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Master chief died a the end of halo 3, 343fags could never refute and retcon this fact.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          someone clearly didn't play Halo 3
          I was bored so I beat 3 on legendary yesterday

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            anon he died in the sense that his story was over and he was never meant to return the galaxy was saved by garden gnomes in the covenant and flood. Master chief was humanity's weapon and wouldnt be able to live anywhere but the battlefield due to his humanity being removed. He was brought out of cryo in a time of great need now that its over he goes back to sleep seemingly forever sense there are no more threats (before microshit made one up for money)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gas powered games comes back from the dead to bring us supreme commander scaled halo RTS set during the forerunner-flood conflict

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hell, come to think of it, forerunners kind of mirrors the UEF campaign: hold the line at any cost, until your superweapon is completed and ready to fire.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      id, would be kino

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can't think of any specific studios, but I'd love a 4-player co-op shooter where you and your friends play as a marine fireteam. Like ODST meets Payday, but with more mechanics that reward strategy and teamwork against stronger enemies.
      Story can be set at any point during the human-covenant war, but the Ark or one of the Halos would probably be the most fun since there's more enemy variety.
      Has to include the god-tier Halo CE marine armor design though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >What studio do you want to make a halo game?
      Platinum. Unironically.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Weeb shit in halo
        No thanks, ID will save halo, is them or bungie.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're one of those huh?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Microdick bought ID so we might aswell force them on halo

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Doom is very different to Halo

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not all, it's more than shitfinite.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How? It's literally the opposite of Halo, are you stupid?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And nudoom is very different from og doom

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Exactly, so why would they fit Halo?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why was halo wars made if its different?
                id prefer id halo over another halo wars

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then just play Doom

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nope.
                Wars 3 has been cancelled for doomhalo

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Upvoted

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo isn't dead this literally like giving it a whole new lease on life. Instead of 343 being able to bungle up another game, an entirely separate 3rd party studio (or maybe internal like Idsoft) will take the reigns on the campaign portion of the game whilst 343 and certain affinity (who have a good reputation for making multiplayer content for bungie halos) will head the multiplayer portion. This is extremely good news.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you retarded?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. I also wonder how the oncoming ActBliz purchase could affect this too. They are about to get a fuckton of manpower with a lot of FPS experience.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Halo isn't dead
      It's been dead for years now, get over it. I did.
      >This is extremely good news.
      It is indeed, because now 343 is being punished for it's crimes and I no longer need to watch them defile the corpse of my beloved childhood dog for profit. Halo is finally being laid to rest as it's deserved for a long time, a shame it couldn't just be buried without all this bullshit over the last 12 years.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This isn't the end of halo we'll be getting a bunch of spinoffs from 3rd parties and maybe they'll be good maybe only some will but either way I don't mind that approach. Kind of like the marvel/star wars approach of licensing out to several different studios and publishers and letting them have a punt at creating something good with their own identity. Maybe we'll get halo RPGs and adventure games out of this who knows but I love me a bit of halo expanded universe.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Eh, I think it's over. They won't recapture why people loved Halo, branching out and furthering the identity crisis will just hasten the inevitable. When you lose your core fanbase, then it's over. It's like losing all your bone marrow at once.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This, they turned halo into a cod of fortnite cringefest abomination, the damage is irreparable, our only consolation is that all those involved are fired without monetary liquidation and that the doors of the industry are closed to them.
            also, someone should burn that chud nest in seattle with them insidr (In Minecraft)

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You may lose the core oldschool fanbase but you'll be opening it up to a wider and much bigger and younger fanbase

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >You may lose the core oldschool fanbase
              They all left a decade ago.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well then there's nothing to lose with this new strategy

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                exactly

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They should make a shitty visual novel done by some absurd nip studio

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >horror VN set on a flood infected world
                >somehow creates the next fate/stay night by accident while making a plot focused VN based on pre-covenant elite society
                >jackal dating sim
                all these possibilities...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                creates the next fate/stay night by accident while making a plot focused VN based on pre-covenant elite society
                Just put Chief as an Archer in Grand Order. I think a collab would work well considering Fartnite.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >chief gets put in some shitty gacha soon to be forgotten by newer generations only to be known to be in fortnite and shitty gachas
                A fitting end to the halo franchise almost shakespearean in a way.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Redman and Master Chief interactions
                would be based considering they both see themselves as machines

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Non canon 343 bullshit, that type of gayry was fucking not present in bungie games, master chief is not a character, he is an avatar for you.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                gotta have something to work with since theyll be eating together in chaldea

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                dating sim
                I'm in

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >you'll be opening it up to a wider and much bigger and younger fanbase
              Let's be entirely realistic, when has this ever worked out? It's the video game equivalent of a midlife crisis where they divorce their spouse and chase after jailbait, making risky financial decisions like buying tons of sports cars and shit they can't ever pay off, and making generally poor life choices like drinking to excess and doing drugs. Where does this path take us, prosperity and happiness or overdosing on heroin in some nightclub with a trail of bad checks and ruined lives in our wake?
              You do not abandon your fans. They are the people who are there for you when nobody else is, they're the people who will sing your praises across the internet and shill your game to everyone they've ever known for free, it's literally free money and free advertisement rolled into one package. Giving that up means you're a fucking moron and you're left with no foundation for your future. I can't think of a single time this retarded gambit of sacrificing your most loyal customers was ever worth it for a company.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                reminds me of the "modern audience" that somehow never shows up or shows any interest

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I can't think of a single time this retarded gambit of sacrificing your most loyal customers was ever worth it for a company.
                I know that you imply that your fans are what sell the product to a younger generation.

                But as for "worth it", there are numerous examples where fucking your fans for broad market appeal has always been worth it. Because "worth it" is short-term gains and fuck the long-term. Look at Blizzard, Bobby Kotick wasn't there trying to ensure that Starcraft, Warcraft, or Diablo, or even fucking Hearthstone or Overwatch would be there for later generations - he was just there to ensure he got his parachute and he got it. Look at Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Final Fantasy, Star Wars, Star Trek.

                I mean fuck it, EVERYTHING that was good has been fucked in the ear to the point the people paying for this shit are the "fans" who don't have taste and will buy anything from a brand because it's more safe and comfortable than going with something good or being angry at the thing for being bad. Halo is safe and warm for those people and I know this because my friends buy an XBox just to play Halo and CoD and they're fucking stoked to do it and I play because I love them but not the fucking game.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I know that you imply that your fans are what sell the product to a younger generation.
                Imply? I'd think I've been screaming that at this point, they ARE what keeps franchises alive for years. I'm not saying that growth and appealing to more people is bad, but you can't afford to abandon the people who made you what you are and lifted you that high up. You're gonna fall when nobody's left to catch you.
                >there are numerous examples where fucking your fans for broad market appeal has always been worth it.
                >Because "worth it" is short-term gains and fuck the long-term.
                And where has that gotten them? Blizzard, as you mentioned, just got fucking axed by the looks of it. Sure, "worth it" for one grifter who plans to fuck over the entire company and buy a private island with his embezzled funds. Not so much for everyone else involved.
                >my friends buy an XBox just to play Halo and CoD and they're fucking stoked to do it and I play because I love them but not the fucking game.
                This isn't pertinent to the discussion here. You would be in this exact same situation regardless of if the game remained true to the fans or not. You aren't who I'm talking about here, you're the casual customer who's bought a game or two. You are the person who people like me would advertise the game to by telling you how much I loved it, how much fun it is to play. Sure, you don't care as much as me. That's fine, I don't hate you for that. What I hate is being fucked over by people who've decided they would try and fail to capture the attention of some phantom audience.
                Let's use this analogy. I have a dog. I invite you over to play frisbee with him sometimes. You don't love him like I do, and that's ok, he's my dog. 343 is the vet who put him down when he had a cold and began violently raping my dog's corpse for the last decade. And you defend him raping my dead dog. That is what I do not like.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm just pointing out that the real world doesn't measure "worth it" in the same way you and I do.

                I'm sorry if I came off as antagonistic but I agree with you. I wouldn't be buying Halo if I didn't have friends who wanted to play and I'm not okay with everything going to shit. I want to have more of the good shit but it's so flagrantly obvious that at some point, quality cannot be maintained because in the competition between sustainability/quality vs growth, the business executives will always choose growth. And when they choose growth the property grows cancerous unable to support itself.

                This is how it is taught in schools. This is what fiduciary responsibilities are, going after the money. A boss will get fired for saying, on the record, that they don't want to sacrifice *insert quality here* for cheap addictive revenues. The problem is something we can't fucking fight because gambling casual crackaddicts have way more money and less control than we do.

                The only way I can see this somehow turning around is if these companies sit down and develop a robust feedback system where they sit down and figure out what they did right and continue doing it. But the fact is video games and tech in general are a young industry, they don't have the discipline to collect feedback in the same way engineers or Coca-Cola or Walmart or McDonalds does. Splitscreen, Forge, Co-op - these are the "ingredients" that have to be identified and put into ever batch of Halo and I'm sorry to say that video game companies are just too fucking young and don't even know how to write recipe books. And until you somehow get the engineers approaching these products in a methodical and qualitative way, they're just going to keep chasing the numbers.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I'm just pointing out that the real world doesn't measure "worth it" in the same way you and I do.
                I guess so. It's amazing to me that people with that many resources at their disposal manage to have absolutely 0 foresight and waste it all for pennies. They could've been so rich they'd be sick of seeing money.
                >I'm sorry if I came off as antagonistic but I agree with you.
                It's fine, I apologize. I'm particularly bitter tonight.
                >The only way I can see this somehow turning around is if these companies sit down and develop a robust feedback system where they sit down and figure out what they did right and continue doing it.
                >until you somehow get the engineers approaching these products in a methodical and qualitative way, they're just going to keep chasing the numbers.
                Assuming they ever do. It seems like the industry itself, along with plenty of other aspects of society, are taking a nosedive as grifters take the helm and burn it all for a quick buck. I don't foresee anything good coming to us again, instead I think we'll see a lot of things crashing and burning in our lifetimes as they consume themselves.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Assuming they ever do.
                I'll tell you the one notable company that unfucked itself. Microsoft. And it took a gargantuan anti-trust lawsuit to do it. The fact is that the lawsuit made them gunshy from dominating areas that Google (Android/search engine), Facebook (social media), and Apple (music) but what they do well is unmatched. Microsoft overhauled customer support and focused on stability. Windows is a fucking miracle product compared to YouTube's customer support and Apple's can't-do-custom-shit.

                The ONLY way the industry will unfuck itself is if the government sues the ever loving shit out of companies that are essentially selling gambling to kids. Only the government can step in and force these fucking companies to produce a product that earns without selling to crackfiends. American politicians are too fucking corrupt to do it and the gaming lobby has a proven record of killing any real legislation. So we just have to fucking pray the Europeans do it and unfortunately they're a bit busy right now.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still remember when Bonnie Ross got fir-, I mean, retired from 343i because "family issues"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Soulles AI shit. Nice hands too lol

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Mfw when an AI is more talented and sovlfull than all the employees at 343.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Where is your face...

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Forgot pic

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Press S to spit on the FPS that killed the genre

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >quakeshitters back at it again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you feel represented by this ad I don't want to hear your opinions on video games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      eternally seething

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >fps games should be either arena shooters or red-yellow-blue key items in a labyrinth, bro

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      S

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if it wasnt a good idea it wouldnt have gotten so big cope and seethe moron no one wants to backtrack humping walls to find the one thing to progress story

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The part that makes my penis hard as diamonds is that the Halo fanbase is screaming and crying as the videogames fall apart, with no singleplayer Halo games releasing in the next 5-10 years, during which time the superior Paramount TV show will release 10 seasons of comfy kino AND a series of spinoffs focusing on characters from the show. It's glorious. These crybabies are getting their delicious just deserts.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this SHIT damaged the Halo IP more than the garbage devs at 343

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2020
        This is the exact pandering campaign that caused me to sell my xbox one, delete my microsoft account, and only play N64 roms. I miss when halo didnt bother with identity politics and only served as an advertising platform for mountain dew and doritos.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          343chuds are the root of anything bad with halo.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Real question, why isn't 343i kill yet? Is it MS arrogance or what? Many studios under MS have been axed for even less

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is basically the end for them. The leaker said they're being taken off development duties and are now basically a glorified support studio. So they're basically dead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Phil Spencer seems adamant about letting the companies they've purchased or assembled stay relatively independent, but that will almost certainly change whenever he leaves or gets pushed out. MS wants a return on all their investments, and for all the money they've spent there is very little product to sell in the channel. The next person is going to consolidate the hell out of all their various devs and start pumping games out the door. Can't sell endless teaser trailers. If Bethesda can't get a new Fallout going before a decade passes I guarantee future MS will make them hand the franchise over to other devs. You don't spend billions to just sit there and wait an entire generation for a single game release.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If this senerio were to eventually happen, which studios would be consolidated or closed down?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not really sure but I think they'd bring Bethesda and iD closer together since they're halfway there already, and maybe folding the Coalition in with them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They killed bonny and the new guy killed story expansions. Staten left yesterday after massive 343 layoffs. Its a zombie studio now. The only thing halo has left is halo wars 3 lol

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where is the MCC team? Are they safe? Are they alright?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Head of the MCC reboot project is now the head of 343. He seems to be one of the few people with their head screwed on properly and he should hopefully steer the franchise back on the right path.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Woke moron in charge of cosmetics
        >In charge of a dead franchise
        >Halo is saved everyone!!!1!!
        Lol, kys fucking shill.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why are you screeching?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Lol, Staten left the company and soon you moron boyfriend will be fired, enjoy.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Staten didn't leave xbox he's working for global publishing. He only joined back temporarily to work on the campaign under bonnie Ross but after she was let go for being incompetent they brought in the guy who fixed mcc so literally everything is looking up for halo going forward because it seems they identified all the shit things with the brand like Ross and like 343 and are reshuffling them or outright getting rid of them.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the guy that fixed the port collection
                The fact that it was broken at all is a head scratcher. Do you understand that? To fix halo infinite would require a complete overhaul not some cosmetics and actually going through your bug list

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This isn't about fixing infinite, if you actually bothered to read OP infinite is basically being killed off. They're going to support the multiplayer but they're also going to be making new games from different studios that aren't 343. Read the last 3 bullet points.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Doesn't change my assessment. The guy has never made anything. Fixing a collection that shouldn't have been bugged in the first place then slapping a skin on top of it isn't impressive. Staten was probably the only one any reasonable person would have faith they could ever make a decent campaign and he left

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                He's not making games. He's sustaining the multiplayer. I feel like I'm the only one who read the OP. 343 are being stripped from making halo campaigns. Basically the whole campaign team of developers was let go yesterday. His job is to maintain the multiplayer and hold the 3rd party partners making halo content up to a high standard.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So what is he even suppose to be saving then? Sounds more like zombie studio

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                343 will lead the coordination of the halo franchise and he's at the top of that.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So this just gets back to my prior point...

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Halo right now is a mess lore wise and technically too. He fixed mcc so he's well versed with halo lore, art, gameplay etc. So having someone with a good basis like his to be leading the halo franchise coordination is a good start. He's had more time with the bungie halos than the modern 343 halos.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Right, so it's just a support studio now.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Halo biggest cancer is 343 as whole everyone involved with that company of incompetent gays should be fired and sued asap, there is nothing of value there, no one there contributes anything to humanity, shitskins and trannies who helped destroy a legendary franchise.
                If Halo wants to be saved, each and every one of them must be taken out and put down.
                Never forgive never forgot.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nah, Halo Infinite is dead, MS isn't gonna invest on it anymore, not even Halo Infinite being f2p and available on goypass saved it

                Maybe it will get a reboot under a different studio in 5-10 years but as of now, Infinite is dead

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                BBBY bagholders are less delusional

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good. Halo needed to die after reach and ODST im happy the rumors of Halo 4 are untrue. Im positive they would have fucked up the story

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reach was a Masterpiece i'm glad we got the sequel, it's called Destiny.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        D1 is somehow better than d2 and I will die on this hill

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I slightly disagree. D1 was great but for some reason D2 has gotten pretty great over the past year. Sunsetting was complete dogshit however. But hey blues arent in the game once you hit the light level cap now

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I refuse to play round robbin "we made x broken this season and will nerf it into the ground next season" fomo. It is as close to "manufactured" fun I can think of

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ah thats fair. A lot of guns that are fun are fucked up because pvp sweats screech for nerfs or weird buffs

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The fact they still haven't thought of separate balancing blows my mind. I know nu bungie is incompetent but every 6 months or so I see what's going on and it is just silly

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not even close Destiny 2 is objectively Bungie's magnus opus.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            t. First bungie game was d2

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Destiny was not a good game It had some good ideas and great lore, but 2 is better in just about every way.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Destiny and nu-Halo are both garbage. Retarded studios should just merged and make a proper game.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >2 is better in just about every way
                It is less fun and it doesn't feel like distilled magic just sitting at the tower

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The story of Master Chief was over 3 games ago, everything since has been drastically diminishing returns. If they wanted to continue the Halo universe they should have planned a story set way into the future, with the Spartan program restarted to face a newer and different threat, while introducing a character you'd get to know growing from rookie to veteran. That said I didn't mind Infinite single player, it certainly was leagues better than the previous two games.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PLAYABLE CORTANA (og) FUCKING WHEN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well the important thing is that everyone had fun.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bro, you must be a confused zoomer, Halo 3 had 200k players minimum before Reach dropped, Infinite has averaged what, 4 k for months, in fucking 2023?

    It doesn't run like a halo game, it's a greedy cash grab and a tarnish of a once massive franchise, ransacked by sjws and feminists, Indie games are more popular than the disaster that is modern "halo". Let it rest.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nu-halo is an abomination and everyone involved in its offensive and globohomo creation will soon get the rope.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    halo died when bungie left, they've finally stopped mutilating the corpse

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft has been a fucking train wreck since the mid 360 era. $80 billion down the drain and still no games to show for it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I find hilarious that MS has like 25+ studios and can't release a GOTY contender, let alone a good game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >MUH GAME PASS
        >"GAME PASS IS THE NEW GAMING"

        You get what you fucking deserve.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This, sony chads keep winning, we have the real bungie and successful shows and games.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >soinyfag cope

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wait, fucking FORGE isn't out yet? It's been over a full fucking year, what the hell.
    Is campaign co-op not out yet either?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Forge has been out for months.
      Co-op is in, but splitscreen co-op isn't.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >have decent foundation for Halo infinite multiplayer
    >don't add content
    >don't do anything
    >lie about releasing content

    How do you have to be this retarded to fuck something to simple?

    The executive mentally ill or something?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The executive mentally ill or something?
      Well it's bonnie ross, so....

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>have decent foundation for Halo infinite multiplayer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>have decent foundation for Halo infinite multiplayer
      >worst weapons sandbox in the series
      >garbage multiplayer maps
      >unusable vehicles
      >egregious desync
      >precision weapons totally nerfed with JJ Abrams lens flare
      I wish I could get into Infinite just for the customs but it's a genuine step down in pretty much every way from even Halo 5, never mind 3 or Reach. Forge is the only thing going for it and what's the point in sinking 60 hours into building a gorgeous map if it's still shit to play on (And 343 bans you for publishing it)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not even the forge is even decent, it's impossible to create game modes like jenga and fat kid, halo infinite is a fucking horrible crap and everyone involved in its development should be executed, the soundtrack is horrible and the bland art style is the cherry on the turd.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >343 gets handed a golden goose of the Halo IP
    >rapidly try to rework it because you don't understand it
    >change it because you don't even like the IP
    >call the enormous fanbase you acquired wrong when they suggest or criticize
    >company eventually implodes
    Good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >rapidly try to rework it because you don't understand it

      Even this is giving them too much credit. 343 didn't do anything radical like release an RPG, or really try to innovate at all. Halo 4 was an uninspired reheating of Bungie's games, the fact they also tinkered with the gameplay enough to ruin it is just the cherry on top.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHHHEEEEEEEERRRRRRREEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS

    MYYYYYYYYYYYY

    FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Master Chief starting to look good in blue now....

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll forever be impressed by how badly they handled Halo. I don't even think it was possible to fuck up this bad. It's not like the original 3 Halo games were Shakespeare, they are mostly just decent gunplay on a fun setting with some casual multiplayer. In theory it should have been easy to milk the franchise forever since you have 3 entire examples of games that clearly doing something right. They didn't even get it wrong once or twice, they fucked it up 3 entire times

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4 times, the fucked up the remasters of those games too

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Atriox = Microsoft
    Master Chief = Joseph Staten
    lmao it's over

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They could have continued making spin offs, but nooo its gotta be le ebin master chieferino, so they just keep shitting the story beyond any redemption, sad because odst and reach proved a halo game doesnt need master chief to be popular

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      It is CRIMINAL how arbiter literally dropped off the face of the halo games except a tiny portion of 5
      I want a full arbiter game god fucking damn it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ywn live in the timeline where Halsey Inc made Halo: Arbiter and ODST 2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      It is CRIMINAL how arbiter literally dropped off the face of the halo games except a tiny portion of 5
      I want a full arbiter game god fucking damn it

      God, I would love an Arbiter spinoff and/or a spiritual successor to ODST's gameplay, especially now that we're not beholden to the original hardware constraints that limited ODST's potential. Or hell, just more spinoff games in general. Wars is cool; why the hell is it basically the only thing they've done to branch out from the mainline games?

      Microsoft is seemingly terrified of doing things with the Halo IP, even though the setting has so much to take advantage of, and I don't understand why.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They were clearly trying to set up Sarah Palmer as the new protagonist, especially if you look at all the supporting media at the time, but confused "strong, independent woman" with "giant mega-bitch". In the face of poor reception, they dropped her entirely and pivoted to Locke -- whom they also then dropped.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        She was more likeable in the beta script, dunno why they change her in the final release.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Honestly they deserve it for being such greedy asshole liars with Infinite, and I actually liked the campaign and multiplayer.

        Sarah Palmer just comes off as really insecure to me, like she's trying way too hard to be "one of the guys".

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That video was Kino back then

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Samus is 6'5, she should at least be up to her chin

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            its 6'3

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I personally agree with you but unfortunately their takeaway from Halo 5 was "don't take away the Chief" instead of "don't write shit stories"

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo finally died when they shut down the original servers, it's just been a rotting corpse since then. 343 deserves to suffer.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What do the people who got laid off mean when they say management mishandled the game? What did management do?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They'll all be tattling to game journos so expect a bunch of blowout articles shortly

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        god, I hope so. I want to see ALL the drama.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    imagine having an fps game without a sprint option though. what were they thinking?

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you remove sprint and just make everyone faster I'd be much more interested in the next Halo. Sprint was such a dogshit inclusion in this series

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t really understand why 343 refused to budge on shit
    Like ar/br being the only good guns outside of power weapons. I really don’t understand why they bothered with making a lot of the guns. I picked up the bulldog and realized it was shit within a min, how could their player tasters not realize the same?
    Sprint. They gimp it but its still mandatory to use all the time? Why meet us halfway, plenty of popular games like csgo, vaolrant, overwatch, mcc halo games which are still more popular compared to anything 343 put out don’t have sprint and literally no one cares
    Overpriced cashshop? I rather go back to just paying for the game and all cosmetics are unlockables but whales ruined that, regardless infinte had one of the greediest worse cashshops i ever saw in a video game. They hired someone to specifically do just the “live service “ side not even make said cosmetics, i guess just priced shit? Hes a fucking retard, nobody is going to look at 8 dollars to change your armor to a single color and 20 dollars for a single helmet and go oh boy “i cant wait to become invested and spend thosands in this” you gotta be a real garden gnome and ease in the gay shit when it comes to cashshops.
    Forge not being on launch? This is just funny to me considering how much they bragged how expensive it was to make this game despite not having core features of the franchise for 15 years on release

    Rest in peace halo but honestly i was already outgrowing you when it was still considered good, you didn’t deserve this though.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the sad thing is, infinite's first month of MP felt like a pretty good base to build on, it was decently fun, then they just sort of let it die for no reason

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Gaylow Shitfinite
      >good foundations
      Kys, kys right now.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This, the game is horrible, the sensitivity of the camera is like that of a ps1 game, the controls are uncomfortable, constant desync and connection failures, the fucking ui makes me want to poke my eyes out, the movement is rough and full of programming glitches, you can go through walls or fall under the ground for no reason, the guns look and feel like toys, the sound is horrible, the radar is shit.
        It's cancer.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halos been dead for a decade

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In 2007 The Master Chief was one of the most well known American video game mascots and the face of their entire gaming division. Now when I think of the Master Chief the first image that pops into my head is John Halo naked. They were so fucking careless. And its a game about a green space marine shooting purple aliens- Its an accomplishment that they could fuck it up this bad for over a decade to the point that an entire generation has grown up with nothing but bad halo games and horrible halo media.
    The franchise isn't coming back any time soon. It needs a hiatus and then a total reboot.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      343 has been a disgrace for the gaming world, if each and every one of them died a horrible death the world would be a better place.
      Remember what they took from us

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Microsoft actually listened to #Fire343

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they're probably planning on having the COD people take it over, since they actually know how to perpetuate a franchise.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Even some illiterate Ukranian developers of an irrelevant jank shooter would be much better than any 343chud "worker" and "artist"

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they're probably planning on having the COD people take it over
        And make it more like 5?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not sure, but i imagine there's a lot of burnt out people there that would love something new. Which usually means a great game gets made from the re-invigoration

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh god no, I don't think they sink that low, that fucking game makes me want to throw up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >50,000 people used to live here

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based, but it is not enough, they must be completely and utterly destroyed on a personal level, forced retirement without pension, public scrutiny and a lawsuit for all of them.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Give Halo to other studios to make games
    Because that is working out real well for Perfect Dark.

    Holy shit Xbox management is retarded. We're never getting another Halo game bros.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Believe me, a fucking Nigerian monkey would do better job than 343.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >saves the franchise with Elden Halo Souls
      >reboot after Halo 3 thousands of years in the future with Chief and doll Cortana exploring a decrepit world
      you rike?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I will not accept a third-person action Halo spinoff unless Arby is the player character. We have an entire fucking race of space samurai, they should actually use them for something.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I love Elites but they shine more as enemies rather than allies. Fighting them is a must.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So just make a game that has elite versus elite combat, then. It's not like their species is a monolith or doesn't have a bunch of different factions.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Silence, elite preffered species

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm up for basically anything that's not 343 at this point. I'd take Halo Souls.

        I'd rather see Halo X-com though. Mods for 2 are fun but I'd like to see it fully fledged.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >game is literally free
    >still somehow the least popular halo game ever
    bravo 343

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's fucking trash, unironically it's like AIDS had a game, all post bungie games are such a horrendous visual and playable cancer you couldn't even posibly imagine.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They somehow manage to dig the hole even deeper with every release they put out. Mindboggling.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Total number of employees ActiBlizz has is 10k
    >Microsoft coincidently fires 10k cause of muh recession

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >(343i's) role will be limited to making sure different studios will create further projects respecting of the established lore and fundamentals of the IP
    holy fuck I'm crying with laughter, it's like taking financial advice from an FTX investor

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      oop, wrong image of Frankie saying retarded shit on Resetera.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's a reason that already exists in canon...
        >that you'll already know about if you played the games
        how much do these gays get paid to lie? and where do I sign up? I'd gladly spread misinformation for money. yes, I AM that big of a scumbag.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'll never get over when Franky said halo 5 was 'four times larger than halo 4' but what he was actually saying was the largest halo 5 map was four times larger without needing to load the next area than halo 4's. He's a professional liar.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lol, lmao they don't settle for ruining halo, they plan to sabotage other studios too.
      Lmao xbox is a joke, fuck 343.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He was always a gay in love with the smell of his own farts but Trump really sent him into fanfic territory, I can't believe this one guy caused so much weird obsession in just four years

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >people will try to claim these are negatives

    Move on for Infinite and let someone else develop a good Halo game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just sell the IP to sony.
      All modern xbox games have been disgusting turds and flops.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if starfield is bad at launch and the actvision buyout gets blocked there is a unironically high chance the plug gets pulled from xbox

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if starfield is bad at launch
      it will be 76 but even worse

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can wish all I want for 343i to be dissolved entirely and for the Halo franchise to just fucking die already, but knowing that it never will and it's shambling corpse will forever be paraded around with the bloodied fleshmask of my childhood stapled onto it
    it fucking hurts mang

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We should help to clean up seattle (in minecraft) i heard they hire a lot of chud and chuds are very prone to suicide.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine how many more will join the 42% when they are fired for making horrendous games.
        Glorious.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For how much 'pride' they have towards being trannies, they sure are trigger happy to eat their own and kill themselves at the slightest insult

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          We should help them find "peace", if a 343 chud reads this, halo is what you are currently, a mutilated and smelly piece of shit that everyone hates and mocks, your family and we make fun of you, The only real solution to the problem of Halo and your family is to have a nice day.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did the 1/3 of their workforce they lost have blue hair and/or vaginas? If so, they may be fine

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HALO IS DEAD

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Let's celebrate.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      343 is burning...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hope they do it literally too.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    craig is such a shit name couldn't even be witty and do something like brutus

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is 343, They are a bunch of fags without originality or essence, what did you expect?

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CE was the peak.
    Halo turned into a straight up goyslop after 2

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Facts
        Too many copypasted automatics, they also gutted the h2 energy sword and equipments being made was them running out of shit to add to halo

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          CE was perfect because it didn't overloaded its sandbox. It was just right, with 2 and so forth they deluded the perfect simplicity with more guns and vehicles that didn't have to be included. Only because you add shit doesn't make it better.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            H2 was at least abit crazy, the dualies were fun and most of the new weapons like the sword.
            3 rebalanced everything in such a safe sterile way

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If it comes to multiplayer I take your credit. I only played Campaign and Custom games.
              I didn't like H2's campaign cause I couldn't be bothered to play the Arbiter. I still remember being pissed off that it switched to this fag after the Metropolis mission.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cope, the original trilogy was loved and respected worldwide, shitlo 4 is really when it became absolute crap for retards and basedfucks.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        3 was ehh, the brutes are ass and equipments half assed, barely any of the guns were usable apart from the BR.
        Reach was the real Halo 3

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >MS killing their flagship franchise
    You're making this almost too easy, xcucks. What's next, cancelling Starfield?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Soon brother.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope they never find work again and starve to death this winter.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All 343 fans should be skinned + burned alive

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They should drown in semen

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Make them swallow acid while being dominated by a drill, each. one. of. them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They deserve everything that happens to them, and even more, i hate them so much bros, their death isn't even enough to pay for what they took from us.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would let Frank be hatefucked by people who hate Bald fat dudes

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey don't forget each one of the members workers and employees within 343, no pajeet with a temporary contract will be spared or forgiven.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I could sit down and beat Shadow the Hedgehog right now, shitty camera and all. You couldn't pay me $10,000 to play Shitfinite multiplayer again.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based, I'd rather swallow shit and shove a broken bottle up my ass than play any 343 game.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    S to spit on 343, those gays haven't made a good halo in the 10+ years they had the IP

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not only a good halo, they haven't made a single game that doesn't cause me extreme nausea and bloody puke by just looking at it, they're not just bad games, they're cancer.
      fuck every one of them

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How does frankie always remain somehow?
    Hes that gay that was retconning the story since H3

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He ruined what halo and forerunners meant for humanity, contradicted and ruined chiefs personality, changed the art style, he destroyed the lore with his horrible games, he turned cortana into a feminazi, change truth motivations, he ruined the end of halo 3 and the sacrifice of Master chief, the arc is still intact, the covenant is still a meneace, floods wasnt killed, he even turned the chief into a fucking fag with feelings, that fucking bald garden gnome should be hung by the guts, he and his fucking voldemort xenos

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >343 seems to have lost around 1/3 of its workforce (internal + contractors)
    They had less than 200ppl?

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It could have ended in a high note with Reach, but they released 4, which is a okay gsmr, but going from Halo 3 to just okay is bizarre. I'm glad it's over now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reach
      >high note
      OH NO NO NO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reach was so-so. Loadouts shouldn't have existed and armor abilities should have been pickups. Beginning of the end of the Halo classic formula.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This everyone should spawn with the same weapons no armorshit, you edit the sandbox not the players start

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Playing Reach FF and Forge with my bro was Kino, otherwise the game was meh.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I agree, the campaign and multiplayer had good and bad things balancing them out into a resounding "meh" but firefight was awesome and forge+custom games were perfect.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, they destroyed halo, their legacy, they ruined bungie's work and they shit on the fans.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah after Halo Wars it was good. A nice small prequel to a good Trilogy. Basically ending the franchise as an RTS like it was originally planned by Bungie.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This was inevitable, 343 was doomed to fail from the start. They always managed to fuck up Halo in different ways each and every-time. They doesn't know how to make games and never had, which is why they lost more trust of community each game they made. They never understood Halo and what it was about and kept alienated fans as they never got Halo they wanted and moved on to other games. Even old games the MCC had errors for a year and they still haven't full fixed some bugs, they even broke some bugs they already fixed. They shut down the 360 servers just to make people buy the MCC which made even old-timers jump off board the ship as they didn't care about the progress, creations, and memories spent in those games. What Bungie created was a community of people, maps, movies as that was what Halo was. Halo was never another competitive online shooter, the competitive aspects spawned from the people that had fun playing Halo together. This was fate they would reach ever since they gained control of Halo franchise and that was to be expected.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They hate halo, It's not just utter mediocrity, they did it out of malice and jealousy because they knew they were never going to be able to take over the love the community had for Bungie, nor could they ever match in quality, as a pitty reveng they killed the most beloved son of bungie, they torned it to pieces, the butchered, mutilated and turned it into something horrible, soulless, vomitibe and deHispanicable.
      Fuck 343, every one of them every worker, every fucking scriptwriter, deserve nothing more than death

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They actively hated halo

        Worse they hated it.

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo has always been shit
    The multiplayer had it's moment but it's been done better in 100 other games by now
    So this was inevitable

    Also this means that Xbox is dead by Phil Spencers own admission.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Name a Fps that has better campaigns than Halo that isnt Doom

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lol, lmao, any game, even CoD has a better campaign than "halo" 4, 5 and shitfinite
        It's not so hard.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was talking about CE to Reach tho

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They actively hated halo

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Reach Campaign was shit though

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It brought back enemy elites so i like it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                #notmyelites bring back Shipmaster

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I used to paint the rooms purple with his blood in H2

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                and he took it like a champ

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Didnt he go psycho mode and tries to kill you if you killed enough friendly elites?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Can't think of anything besides Half Life. Everything else are mostly WRPGs.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Meant for

            Name a Fps that has better campaigns than Halo that isnt Doom

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Killzone was cool

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The fact that you're slinging CoD around instead of naming a specific game tells us you don't actually give a shit about comparing games and just think everything is a 0/10 or a 10/10
          Now go google "most recent CoD game" and pretend that's the one you were referring to

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, even mwii has a better campaing, hell even titanfall 1 (non) campaing is better than modern halo and even reach campaings.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I replayed MWII and Black Ops that I bought during the winter sale, they're borderline unplayable. The AI is scripted with the most basic aimbot behavior and they're too stupid to move so the entire campaign is basically just a shooting gallery. Compare that with Halo where the AI responds in different ways to ranged vs close quarters combat, and can be sneaked around for stealth gameplay.

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    343 never understood Halo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Worse they hated it.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everybody that works at 343 deserves to be killed. I'm glad they all lost their jobs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >343 deserves to be killed

      Yeah that's gonna be a no from me.

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >expand its narrative

    Does anybody even want to any more 343 Halo writing?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, hell no, with basedlo soap opera 4 was fucking enough.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After they took Rookie from us I was done with this shit. Because killing him off was nothing more than an act of hatred towards the Bungie Era fans. When a studio behaves like a disgruntled bitch would do with her diary then all hope is lost.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What I swear 343 loves the most is destroying halo and its characters, also remember how they retconned halo lore and most halo 3.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Hope you liked reading those piles of books and comic books detailing how I retconned the whole franchise you little shit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Frank O' Coomer

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >343
          Im convincing its all frankie.
          Kiki and bonnie didnt do shit, its always been that jannie fag frankie

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Definitely. He started injecting his retarded fanfiction back in Halo 3 with the terminals.

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Being a Halo fan must be the most painful thing ever. Even Sonic gets treated better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not really, stoicism is key. Ignore everything after Reach and eventually you even forget this Frankfiction even exist.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's funny, the canon to me was dead after Bungie but I was still excited for multiplayer since you don't need writers coming up with more convoluted villains for Master Chief to fight for that and it's pretty easy to build off of what Bungie left. They still managed to fuck it up.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They want us, the classic halo chads to suffer, that's why they are so determined to destroy the game that we love so much and gave us so much fun in our teens.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They still managed to fuck it up.
          343 Seal of Approval

          It's hard to, the advertising for those horrendous games was even on the buses, even on the street I can't escape this clownworld and the fucking abominations made by 343chuds.
          I remember the fucking bearded Hispanic and a ugly moron dyke characters on a billboard outside my house
          How can they even promote that disgusting shit? They should be sued for visual pollution.
          Fuck 343

          Clearly they promote anything but Halo on those billboards. So it should be even easier. A bearded Hispanic? An ugly nigress? Doest sound like Halo to me. Done.
          You have the good old games, play them and move on. In peace lies the cope.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's hard to, the advertising for those horrendous games was even on the buses, even on the street I can't escape this clownworld and the fucking abominations made by 343chuds.
        I remember the fucking bearded Hispanic and a ugly moron dyke characters on a billboard outside my house
        How can they even promote that disgusting shit? They should be sued for visual pollution.
        Fuck 343

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      343fags will get the rope

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just want to say before I leave this thread was that the moment that fucking elite appeared in H4 I felt that Halo 1 - 3 was meaningless. Mankind and elites still fighting I would have felt so much joy if he reached to pull up chief instead, fuck, no reward at all for the past arc fuck you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, they destroyed halo, the mere existence of halo 4 is a fucking insult to the franchise and the players, the existence of 343 is an unforgivable sin for which Microsoft will pay dearly.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      never thought of that it would have been kino

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It did feel like the universe didn't change at all, 343 were just like "killing elites is halo I guess put that in ignore the story progression".

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Microsoft decision to halt 343 "active development" transforming (or regress?) them into "franchise coordinators"
    >their role will be limited to make sure different external studios will create further Halo projects (direct sequels to Infinite story or spin-offs of different genre) respecting all the established lore and fundamentals for the IP
    Good, that should've been done years ago. I would like to see id's take on Halo.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even fucking modern rare would do better job than those fucking chuds and wageslaves at 343

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >microsoft shills insist MS would the perfect stewards of the Activision IPs

    >Microsoft is mismanaging their own IPs so badly that theyre firing thousands of people

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not nearly as dead as Killzone, Resistance and SOCOM.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All those better and more respected than modern halo.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Would be nice to see a Halo MCC style release for those games.
      At least SOCOM.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All 3 were allowed to end. Microsoft refuses to allow Halo to be left in peace. 4, 5 and Infinite never should have happened. Spin offs only post reach.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is why you don’t hire women or do diversity hires

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or do modern gayming

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just fire frankie, hes clearly sick of halo and wants us to feel the same

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or do modern gayming

      Just fire frankie, hes clearly sick of halo and wants us to feel the same

      All of these really

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo canonically ended with 3. Everything after is homosexual fanfiction for retards and capeshit gays.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Amen

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The sad part is even fanfictions has more respect of the canon than current 343

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Current 343
        >Implying that it was once different with that nest of sodomite chuds.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most fanfics are either Rookie getting Elite pussy or Masterchief getting Arby's dick. Both scenarios are preferable than whatever 343 managed shat out over the years.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Based, 343 fags will face the wall, even a monkey could make better games than the utterly disgusting putrid crap they have made.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My dad who called MC "Haloman" back then could muster a better story in 30min and he only read the text on the back of the CE case in 2003.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My boy Rookie out there getting what he rightfully deserves

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Rookie getting Elite pussy
          God speed you magnificent bastard.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Our boy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My boy Rookie out there getting what he rightfully deserves

          >Rookie getting Elite pussy
          God speed you magnificent bastard.

          Our boy

          [...]
          [...]
          My morons.

          >Elite pussy
          Our boy has higher aspirations. Feet first into hell.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Big booba brute women
            Oh lord have mercy.
            A man braver than I'll ever be.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            HW2 ruined the brutes by giving them flat gorilla faces tho

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Reach already started this shit, but 343 turned them completely to monke

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Reach brutes were badass.
                Anniversary shit is cringe.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Didnt like the fact their appearance got nervd in favor of the Elites but still at least they were alien looking unlike Monke in Space. And Reach gave me Skirmishers so I am not complaining too much.

                Wolfbeargorillamen brutes have some anthro appeal, hw2 gorilla brutes are completely unfappable

                For me they look like Gorillas mixed with Bears which was cool.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >And Reach gave me Skirmishers so I am not complaining too much.
                Do Infinite Skirmishers even leap up buildings the way the Reach ones did? I don't recall them doing it much or at all.
                This reminds me of another thing Bungie got right and 343 fucked up. When Bungie wanted to add a cool new species to the Covenant sandbox in their last Halo game they justified it by calling it a subspecies of the jackal. There was a good reason for it and people liked it because jackals are fucking lame.
                When 343 adds retarded looking subspecies of existing iconic races it is to justify an artstyle change, but since EVERYTHING gets a redesign including how the UNSC and its spartans look it makes no sense to even attempt to justify the change through lore.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Idk why the fans ever considered the subspecies excuse, its just an obvious artstyle change, 343 should have just owned it so that meme could die

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >chief changed because nanobots
                >covenant changed because subspecies
                >weapons and equipment changed because ????
                Why did they even bother trying to justify it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They ruined them and their designs, they also made them females with moron voices.
                God i hate 343 so much.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                female jackals you say?!

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Its also immersion breaking that for some reason all the those subspecies never appear in one place at the same time. Where were all those subspecies of elites in High Charity? Where were the Dino Jackal subspecies on Earth, Installation 04 or 05? Or better yet why does the Arbiter changes the "subspecies" in H5? Did he forced morbed into it as soon as he land on Sangheilios? In case of Masterchiefs Armor it was literally "Nano machines son.". I hate lazy redesigns like this.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh no you see Arbiter is "asset reuse" and he doesn't really look like that.
                Yes this is the actual reason.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ah yes "Asset Reuse" my favorite subspecies

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Wolfbeargorillamen brutes have some anthro appeal, hw2 gorilla brutes are completely unfappable

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They fucking butchered all halo xeno species.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Reach already started this shit
                Halo 3 started the path to the orc looking Brutes we get in Infinite though.
                The best possible Brute design would be to take the body of the H2A Brutes and remodel the faces so the snout and canine like jaw is there. But surprisingly, nobody in the modding scene has done this yet.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >But surprisingly, nobody in the modding scene has done this yet.
                They're too busy doing Halo X in Halo Y asset porting.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Halo 3 started the path to the orc looking Brutes we get in Infinite though.
                I have to disagree on that. They look like entirely different species, just like 343 Elites and Bungie's ones.
                >The best possible Brute design would be to take the body of the H2A Brutes
                They just look like a Sasquatch witch Chewbacca gear. I prefer H3 Brutes in armor and anatomy.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's unreal how the Halo 3 brute mogs Infinite's

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lmao 343 games looks like absolute fucking trash.

                Fucking look at how much better Halo 3 looks than Infinite. Just how? How do you fuck up lighting and texturing that badly that a game released in 2007 retroactively mogs you?

                343 never could handle light in the game ever since H4. They are too incompetent to copy and paste a game without fucking it up.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Halo 4 looks like fucking trash too.

                Kys fucking 343tard i bet you love getting pound by obese morons, keep shilling these absolute crap of games, you will be fired anyway.
                Kill all 343chuds.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I know thats what I said

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Halo 4 lighting is fucking crap compared to halo reach

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I know thats what I said

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You should see what they did to the shaders. Reach had a really fantastic and versatile shader system and 343i threw it away for something so ungodly user unfriendly and restrictive.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Halo 4 looks like fucking trash too.[...]

                SAD!

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >qte in halo
                Oh yeah I forgot about that.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Oh yeah I forgot about that.
                Man I wish I could for get all of that game.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                343 games looking like literal ass big keks.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >get told h4 is a good looking game
                >get shown a screenshot that is drenched in lighting bloom as proof

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Love the grey filter, the muddy textures, the broken light & the shit redesigns
                truly a masterpiece

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Reach's artstyle really has held up amazingly well. The game is beautifully detailed.
                Best thing too is if you have a problem with say, the lack of color in some things or the lack of weather effects because the original hardware couldn't handle them, you can add those things through modding too.
                Unlike Reach, you can never "fix" Halo 4 because the whole thing is so garish and ugly on a foundational level.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lmao 343 games looks like absolute fucking trash.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fucking look at how much better Halo 3 looks than Infinite. Just how? How do you fuck up lighting and texturing that badly that a game released in 2007 retroactively mogs you?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because 343i has NEVER been able to do materials, or particle effects for that matter.
                H4, H5 and Infinite all look like dull plastic shit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Kek, 500 billion to make that crap, look at the textures straight up ps2 game, only a mentally ill person could like that poorly excuse of a game.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They ruined brutes as a whole.

              At least we still have the Bungie games, impressive how 343 has managed to turn one of the most important franchises in gaming into a laughing stock almost instantly

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fuck, I wish I still had it but the whole fanfiction about Rookie being seduced by a Brutess and then having to come clean about it to Buck was fucking kino.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >and then having to come clean about it to Buck
              I'd read that just for the punchline.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was so fucking gas brother. The part that sticks out the most to me is when he finally takes his gear off and they have sweaty and wet sex from all the rain in some cramped storage room and then meet up with him.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based, anything after reach is pure carcinogenic goyslop shit indescribably horrendous anal pus for retards and feminists.
      If you like any 343 game (doubtful) kys right now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      God bless

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Funny in this franchise the 4th title fucked everything up as well.

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's funny how Ganker is full of people crying at the death of their favorite series / franchises and begging for a revival and sequels while Halo fans know better and pray for death and oblivion.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No worries we all reach the point of being punished by just liking things

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mfw Armored Core fans are walking straight into the slaughterhouse of a post-Dark Souls From Software
        Can't wait for them to curse AC6's very existence. Same with the morons who begged for a Silent Hill revival and are getting a remake of 2.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          At least its Fromsofts OG IP and not one they "inherited" by microshit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Leave it to a retarded uzaki gay to be a month late and still thinking like Vaati.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is a retarded statement because there isn't even a universal Armored Core gameplay type. To this day you have people who like old gen, 4, or V better than the others and a VAST MAJORITY of people who "Love armored core" only played 4 and 4A. Two games out of a game series that had a shit ton of releases.

          Odds are 6 have elements from some of them, but there's no way it plays exactly like any of them.
          It will be good regardless because we play it for the mech autism first and gameplay second.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >people who "Love armored core" only played 4 and 4A
            this is me, but I played VD and didn't like it. and also can't seem to figure out to get AC3 emulating at a decent speed.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Didn't like VD
              Boo on you. I get it, it was one hell of a departure, but boo anyway. As for emulation, I don't remember which one but some specifically need software or hardware and the other will break them. Give that a shot.

              AC 2 best

              Good man

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                V was so trash nobody came back to see VD desperately trying to fix how bad V was.
                But yeah, 3 and Silent Line need different settings than Nexus and Last Raven. If you can run Ace Combat 5 and Zero then 3 and Silent Line will run on the same settings, but it'll break Nexus and Last Raven.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                V was so trash nobody came back to see VD desperately trying to fix how bad V was.
                But yeah, 3 and Silent Line need different settings than Nexus and Last Raven. If you can run Ace Combat 5 and Zero then 3 and Silent Line will run on the same settings, but it'll break Nexus and Last Raven.

                yes, VD was better than V, but with the online focus, and my adamant refusal to pay a subscription to use my own internet on my xbox 360, I never got to exprience a significant part of it. such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAHT5hFOKqs&t=130s

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he gets a good scan in
                >those first two weapons
                >LASER CANNON
                >TE 20000
                >TWENTY THOUSAND DAMAGE
                holy shit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            AC 2 best

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They've been crying about Armored Core V for a decade already. Quite frankly as someone who liked V it would be an achievement to be worse than that game with the time and budget they've had and it's basically impossible to be worse than all the terrible indie and low budget games that popped up in their absence so it will be fine.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, no series deserves to be sullied by useless pieces of shit dev teams like 343.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I pray for a slow and painful death for all and everyone involved with modern halo and their brainless fans

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Same.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I'm at a point where I don't want Halo to get better anymore. It's much more fun to watch video essays about their monthly fuckups than it is to have hope for these idiots.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You know those are the same fags that shill any 343 horrible game when it comes out and then, some month later they change their minds to generate outrage on a dead game and thus make money, no?
        I mean without them halo would have died much faster fading into irrelevance when nobody played trashlo 4

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then you're part of the problem, these are no better than 343 profiting off the death of the franchise without doing anything about it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Let's not get carried away here.

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good, Infinite's campaign was shit
    >this new faction no one's ever heard of or mentioned before is STRONGER AND MORE EVILER THAN THE FLOOD!!!!
    Embarrassing, grade school fanfiction level trash

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love how that applies to both the Banished and the squid bitch

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Reminder that Halo will never be healed until Frank O'Connor is GONE.
    >Originally hired to run the Bungie blog around 2003
    >Added his OC characters to the H3 terminals, which were boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon
    >Became head of 343 by virtue of being the only idiot disloyal enough to abandon Bungie
    >Released Evolutions and Legends, which were mostly boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon
    >Claims to have worked on the story for Reach (uncredited but I believe it since it was boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon)
    >Released CE Remastered whose terminals were boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon
    >Published the Forerunner Saga that expanded on his Forerunner OCs from the H3 terminals (boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon)
    >Released Halo 4 whose story was ABOUT his Forerunner OCs from the H3 terminals (boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon)
    >Resolved the non-story of Halo 4 in comic books that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon even more than Halo 4
    >Released Halo 5 whose story was completely based on his comic books boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon
    >Released Halo Wars 2 that added a bunch of new OCs through boring character drama that led nowhere, missed the point of Halo, and broke canon
    >Halo Infinite comes out
    YOU'LL NEVER GUESS WHAT THE STORY IS LIKE
    >New super special OC factions and characters in a
    >Boring character drama
    >That led nowhere
    >Missed the point of Halo, and...
    >Technically didn't break canon (only because they had an entire war offscreen)
    Fuck this man. Until he's gone Halo can never heal, and even then nothing short of a full retcon to all his output will cleanse his stench from the series.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait, i love frankie now?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Whats the point of Halo?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        For the story specifically, I'd sum it up as:
        >Losing war for human survival against an alien empire
        >Tone is upbeat and heroic in spite of the dire odds
        >Ancient mysteries that are answered indirectly, seldom shoved in our faces
        >Focus on factions, not characters
        This isn't an exhaustive list, just something I whipped up in 5 minutes but I think it generally sums up what people like about the stories of the original trilogy. There are some breaks, for example Reach isn't really upbeat and heroic, but I think they generally hold true.
        Everything Frankie has touched game got one or more of those things wrong. His most common problem is over-focusing on character drama instead of armies and factions, but he's broken all of these rules. Halo 4 alone breaks all of them (humanity is strong and largely unaware of the Didact's threat, the tone is somber and dire, forerunners literally stand there and tell you their intent, and both the A and B plots are ultimately character driven)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They fucking destroyed the lore and the consistency, the feel and soul of halo.

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    genesong

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >finally going to let other devs pump out spinoffs
    Halo Wars 3
    Halo Tactics
    Flood Space
    ODST 2

    what else could you do with the Halo universe?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ghost recon style 3PS game where you squad command a team

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck no, anything that changes the stellar gameplay of classic halo (punch, throw grenade, shoot and crouch) doesn't deserve to see the light of day.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ace Combat
      Metal Halo Solid: Headhunter
      Halo: Battlefront

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ace combat
        >but your fighter/attacker craft has THREE rotary 150mm cannons
        I still have trouble believing that spec sheet for the longsword is real.

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All I wanted after Reach was ODST 2 with tacticool shit in it. Where you make your own ODST for the campaign as well as some replayable Spec Op missions you could play with your homies alongside a more fleshed out FF mode. Thats all I wanted ffs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Halo
      >Tacticool
      Nah, HR started with this shit and I hate it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I want to change the halo formula so that it is a CoD shit like halo 5 again
      Kys

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Book shit in games
      No thank you, only the bungie games trilogy is canon.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Meant for this fag

        Not surprised at all. Halo has been dead as a franchise since 4. Let's be honest, it isn't making the kind of money it needs to make as a blockbuster franchise anymore, it's not even worthy of the title.
        It's just crazy to me that I played thousands upon thousands of hours of the original Halo, 2, 3, ODST and even Reach. Hell I played hundreds of hours of 4, and since then the franchise just lost me. 4 did so much damage to my view of the franchise that I basically gave up on it for good.

        The only path forward is to do smaller scale games in the Halo universe, like ODST. Shorter games that focus on something other than Master Chief. Smaller stories that aren't about saving the galaxy, just a story that's more personal, stories that are set during the human-covenant war. There's tons of ground they can cover there if they choose to do it.

        Honestly, they can't milk master chief forever anyways. I honestly have no idea where the story even goes after 4, but the way they pushed the story into retarded territory in 4 was enough for me to quit on the franchise.

        Halo can't actually die though, as long as there's some kind of money to be made they will figure something out, hand it off to another smaller dev team, etc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and here I thought I had shit ideas for the franchise
      go buy Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for the 360, there you can play an ODST with all the shit you want

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know why you're getting shat on, ODSTs were always tacticool and the entire point of a spinoff is to try different perspectives or styles. A game about ODSTs shouldn't feel just like a game about Spartan-117.
      That said, ODST 2 should play like ODST 1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tacticool
      not halo, have a nice day

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People like to hate Reach, but Bungie really gave Halo the best sendoff possible compared to this.

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I grew up loving halo
    But I'm a 40k fan now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I jumped from Halo to Mass Effect and in both games I got kicked in the balls in 2012. At least your pasture is greener anon, godspeed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I jumped from Halo to Mass Effect and in both games I got kicked in the balls in 2012. At least your pasture is greener anon, godspeed.

      Not him but isn't games workshop shit though?
      t. New 40k fan

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        GW is based, they basically force devs to respect the source and not fill it with random OCs

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why are all the games garbage?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Vermintide 2 is the best co op game since l4d though

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's a weird way to spell DRG

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah and I forgot about total warhammer and mechanicus.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine was okay, dunno if its lorefriendly etc. since I am not into 40k.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Vermintide 2 is the best co op game since l4d though

              This universe has a lot of potential. Just seems wasted.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Correct for fantasy, 40k is shit and so is Darktide

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Its a bit too silly for me. I am not a fan of this overly dark and chaotic world of Warhammer. I like the more grounded militaristic aspect of Halo which sadly got thrown out of the window and replaced by Doctor Evil Voldemort and Capeshit pseudo Powerangers. But I am glad the 40K fandom is still kickin and getting games every now and then.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fantasy is more grounded since it doesnt have unlimited tech despite the characters using chainsaw swords
                The skaven are also the coolest/funniest race in warhammer

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I see yeah makes sense, maybe I check out Total Warhammer 2 Mortal Empires since some friends recommend it to me. I like strategy and lizards so it might suit me.

                I get you. Hey, at least halo has a chance to come back, some things might stay dead forever.

                Tbh I don't want it to continue anymore. Its like you catch your homie ejaculating on your bionicles. Sure you like Bionicle but now they are defiled.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Its like you catch your homie ejaculating on your bionicles. Sure you like Bionicle but now they are defiled.

                Bro

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I know its hard

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I get you. Hey, at least halo has a chance to come back, some things might stay dead forever.

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not surprised at all. Halo has been dead as a franchise since 4. Let's be honest, it isn't making the kind of money it needs to make as a blockbuster franchise anymore, it's not even worthy of the title.
    It's just crazy to me that I played thousands upon thousands of hours of the original Halo, 2, 3, ODST and even Reach. Hell I played hundreds of hours of 4, and since then the franchise just lost me. 4 did so much damage to my view of the franchise that I basically gave up on it for good.

    The only path forward is to do smaller scale games in the Halo universe, like ODST. Shorter games that focus on something other than Master Chief. Smaller stories that aren't about saving the galaxy, just a story that's more personal, stories that are set during the human-covenant war. There's tons of ground they can cover there if they choose to do it.

    Honestly, they can't milk master chief forever anyways. I honestly have no idea where the story even goes after 4, but the way they pushed the story into retarded territory in 4 was enough for me to quit on the franchise.

    Halo can't actually die though, as long as there's some kind of money to be made they will figure something out, hand it off to another smaller dev team, etc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The only path forward is to do smaller scale games in the Halo universe, like ODST. Shorter games that focus on something other than Master Chief. Smaller stories that aren't about saving the galaxy, just a story that's more personal, stories that are set during the human-covenant war. There's tons of ground they can cover there if they choose to do it.
      100% this brother. After Reach I bet with my homie they would continue with Ghosts of Onyx (cause Spartan IIIs n'shit) but to my surprise they really continued after H3 ending. A real shame, but even if they would do that 343 would've fucked it up anyway.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft buying CoD was already the final nail to halo. They knew infinite would flop. 343 attempted to make halo a CoD game and wanted that fanbase to bail them out and failed 3 times. I guess 343 and its fans flew too high and hit rock bottom, the greedu souless high had to end.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Imagine wasting 500 billions to develop a fucking call of fornite cancer
        Lmao i hope 343fags never find a job again in their whole fucking lives

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think Ross and Co laundered much of that money and bribed the right places to avoid being like FTX and SBF. Though, she got caught and had to quit for the investors and Bill Gates; not for the players

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based, the dead of 343 and their horrible games is good for gaming, they destroy the best Microsoft franchise?
      They get the rope.

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is it too late to post the crowbat video that Marty commented on?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is never fucking wrong or late to post a relevat video by that man. I didn't know Marty commented what a king.

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So this...is...the power...of...10 year service
    Whoa

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I LOVE THIS BITCH

    I cannot believe we got that garbage Halo tv show and not a TV show with her

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Disgusting whore disgusting movie trash from 343.

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHO THE FUCK DO I BELIEVE???

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So basically the IP gets outsourced?
    Very nice Halo Kart when?

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they should make a halo kart racing game

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    #FIRE343 BROS WE FUCKING WON

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo should have ended with 3. good riddance gays

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reach was alright.

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Genuine question. How much would it cost to buy the rights to Halo? Star Wars cost $4.1 Billion but was pretty much dead when it was purchased, and Minecraft was $2.5 Billion at its peak.
    Can we make a GoFundMe to buy Halo and release the IP to public domain or something?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >public domain
      Gonna work on porn games right away if that happens

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just called up Phil Spencer and he said he'd give me the rights for 28 dollars.
      Sadly I only had 25 dollars in my wallet.

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo will NEVER be this good ever again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  94. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good
    Fuck 343 shills

  95. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Engine is still in place along with its internal engineers, but it will be opened up to learn and use also to all external studios working with the IP (if they want)
    JUST RELEASE THE SOURCE YOU FUCKING moronS.
    YOU HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE WHAT YOU'RE DOING.
    YOU HAVEN'T MADE A DECENT DECISION SINCE BUNGIE FUCKED OFF.
    YOUR INDIAN CONTRACT SWEATSHOPS AREN'T GOING TO DO ANY BETTER.
    JUST GIVE US THE FUCKING SOURCE AND LET US FIX THE GAME YOU SMELLY garden gnome ASSHOLES.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope some disgruntled employee leaks something.
      I'd take fucking Custom Edition source code at this point.

  96. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm content with nothing but spin offs from other studios at this point. The story didn't need to progress past 3 and bungie knew that since they opted to make Reach.

  97. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Do you also want Master Chief to be kneed by a Brute?

  98. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Halo, it's finished
    >It's finished...

  99. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halos been dead and house was cleaned, idc if i have to wait 7 years for another single player DLC because Infinites story was just ok. Im fine with them supporting infinite and fixing their engine.

  100. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >their role will be limited to make sure different external studios will create further Halo projects (direct sequels to Infinite story or spin-offs of different genre) respecting all the established lore and fundamentals for the IP
    343 couldn't do this with their own games. What makes anyone think they'll be able to do it for other studios.

  101. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >put roastie in charge of Halo a franchise whose playerbase is 99% males
    >try to bank on free advertisement from the press for her being 'stunning and brave strong woman'
    >she and her whole team shit the bed 3 times in a fucking row
    I hope 343 gets gutted and all its assets sold off for pocket change

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >3 times
      Don't forget MCC, which was broken for like 3 years

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not even that, try CE anniversary, and that was just a fucking retexture, the writing was on the walls

  102. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good.
    Once you realise halo was only ever good in the context of "shitty console shooters" you'll be set free.

  103. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bonnie Ross quitting, Joseph Staten with a small team was preparing to ship multiple contained Campaign DLC to expand its narrative over the months or even years. This plan was stopped when Pierre Hintze and the new key roles came in after Ross as they've seen too much complexity in creating new contents for Campaign + was not enough profitable for them to sustain, so they decided to completely halt them in favor on focusing on MP only for the time being (this may have led to Staten deciding to leave too)
    Source?

  104. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blame Phil. He just let 343 fuck everything up. Instead of focusing on them he went on a shopping spree. He's been in charge since 2014 and all he has to show for it is Gamepass. Everything else has been a flop or fuck all has happened. He let Halo die, everyone rightfully blames 343 but not the gay who enabled it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think 343 had too much autonomy within the company and there wasn't much he could do about it, isn't 343 technically a subsidiary not even just a dev studio? I feel like Infinite was probably their last chance and letting them crash and burn as usual was actually a bit of a 4D chess move. If you know how incompetent 343 is then it's almost inevitable that Infinite would not reach the standards it had to. Now they'll never fuck it up again, although the damage is probably already done. They might unironically have to reboot the franchise if they even want to move forward.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        343 is a division of Xbox game studios. He had the power to intervene. He didn't and now Halo is shit. Phil and 343 are equally responsible.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bonnie whored herself out for Phil and she got preggo and had to leave due to "family issues" but later on DNA test shows that the child isn't from Phil and now he is pissed taking down 343 as an act of revenge.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  105. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly would stop trying to move the franchise into the future and just start making games set during the human-covenant war. At least for a while.

    Setting a game during first contact on Harvest could be cool.
    Or even do something Aliens-esq with random marines encountering flood on an obscure planet.
    Just drop the open world shit.

  106. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Best level in halo 1:Maw
    >Best level in halo 2:Metropolis
    >Best level in halo 3:Crows Nest
    >Best level in halo odst:Costal Highway
    >Best level in halo reach:Lone Wolf
    >Best level in halo 4: The uninstall button
    >Best level in halo 5: The req pack that lets me uninstall
    >Best level in halo inf: lmao levels?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't even tell if this is bait or not because I agree with some and think some are the worst levels of all time

      Top Tier:
      Maw
      Metropolis

      Dogshit:
      Crows Nest
      Coastal Highway
      Lone Wolf

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well no need to explain maw or metro as for crows nest i liked seeing all the marines interact with chief and call him a hero made me feel like Master "believe" chief.
        Coastal Highways I like the scorpion
        lone wolf i liked fighting the horde and the ending is kino

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based, 343 """games""" belong deep into the trash bin.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>Best level in halo 1:Maw
      stopped reading agree 100%

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      CE: Halo & The Maw
      2: Outskirts & Gravemind
      3: Tsavo Highway & The Covenant
      ODST: Uplift Reserve & Kizingo Boulevard
      Reach: Tip of the Spear & The Pillar of Autumn

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >gravemind
        Chad choice, that level is a spectacle

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Love when bots killing each other while I am betting who is winning.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Reach: Tip of the Spear & The Pillar of Autumn
        Still love lone wolf, it's cliche, but I played through reach not long ago with a few mates and it was definitely the highlight.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I see no problem with liking Lone Wolf. But vehicles and or chaotic firefights are my favorites.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Completely understandable, the vehicle sections always end up being really well done.

  107. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  108. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Halo 1 had the best levels because they were all just repetitive shooting galleries, i love that shit

  109. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >No more Halo
    >No more 343 shills
    >No more astroturfed pre-launch 'hype'
    >No more missed deadlines
    >No more "AKSHUALLY, FRANK O'CONNOR WROTE 3 OF THE MOST INCOHERENT TERMINALS IN HALO 3 SO 343'S RETCONS ARE TOTALLY FINE!"
    >No more sprint
    >No more clamber
    >No more "enhaned mobility wasn't that bad!"
    >No more Farcy with halo paint
    >No more broken, unfinished multiplayer
    >No more cosmetic sales
    >No more "rampancy is just computer schizophrenia"
    >No more trying to convince retards that it's never going to get better
    >No more recommended videos filled with shills trying to convince everyone that they need to buy more req packs to fund 343 (owned by microsoft, a small indie company)
    >No more "HALO'S BACK GUYS!" every time 343 fixes a single bug or drops a new map
    I've waited so long for this.
    I can finally be at peace once more.
    It's been so long...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based halo died when bungie left, fuck 343, I hope 343tards swallow shit and die sodomized

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Giga based.
      Halo 4 was dogshit and made me drop the series for good. Anyone who defends 343 needs to have their head examined.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        With a 9mm tool.

  110. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like Infinite is the game 343 should have released instead of 4. Or at least the current state it's in now, downright laughable it took them this long to get the bare minimum done.

  111. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At least we still have the Bungie games, impressive how 343 has managed to turn one of the most important franchises in gaming into a laughing stock almost instantly

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >instantly
      343 has had halo longer than bungie did…

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ngl i felt a pain in my chest when I got H2A cutscenes in my YouTube feed and it said 8 years ago

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They way they slaughtered the cinematography and the original designs of halo 2, I will never forgive them

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They turned halo into the joke of all shooter games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, they fucking removed them from the store, the master cuck collection is pozzed and looks way worse.

  112. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think we can all agree, it's not even really bad news.
    It's almost relieving isn't it?
    It feels genuinely comforting to know we don't need to watch them butcher the series anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not enough, they have to suffer more than just being fired.

  113. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Xbox just watched their flagship IP slowly die
    Why didn't they stop this? Why is Xbox so goddamm incompetent? I don't understand how a company with unimaginable amounts of resources could allow this to happen.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They thought the franchise would continue to survive off of brand recognition alone and that it would be okay to hand the reigns over to a bunch of incompetent clowns.
      It's almost impressive how thoroughly they managed to run a series that used to be an absolute juggernaut household name completely into the fucking ground. It takes serious effort to fuck up that bad.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They did it with Gears of War too. What do they even have left? Forza?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They thought the franchise would continue to survive off of brand recognition alone and that it would be okay to hand the reigns over to a bunch of incompetent clowns.
        It's almost impressive how thoroughly they managed to run a series that used to be an absolute juggernaut household name completely into the fucking ground. It takes serious effort to fuck up that bad.

        >Forza is somehow the most consistent xbox franchise
        Holy shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Microsoft has always had this weird tension between single-player and multiplayer in their franchises. For every person that swears Halo and Gears are about the multiplayer, you'll have someone that says they're only interested in the campaign elements of this. It's meant that the efforts have been distracted, whereas Sony's titles have basically doubled down on single-player player stuff and are better for it. (Let's see if that changes under Ryan's live service strategy.)
        I think MS might be grasping this a little, though, as they recently sent out a survey about Gears 5 that was basically like "You played the campaign of Gears 5 but never touched the multiplayer. Please tell us why."

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >weird tension between single-player and multiplayer in their franchises.
          Because for some goddamn reason the devs try to develop the exact same weapon sandbox for both and make compromises as a result.
          I would rather the shock weapons in the campaign did crazy chain lightning everywhere and wasn't trying to be remotely balanced and then actually balance it for multiplayer. If you had crazier weapon design that would also mean not having to make Chief into an untouchable god by making his grapple and equipment capable of everything at once.

  114. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >343 is dead
    >One thread on the board about it
    >Bump limit
    >Nearly page 9
    >Whole thread is just bitter bungiefags laughing at the end of the series as it goes up in flames
    I want you to know, you're all excellent people, and I feel genuinely honored to share your company.
    Just remember, every last one of you was right all along, never let any of them tell you otherwise.
    Fuck 343.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kys fucking 343tard i bet you love getting pound by obese morons, keep shilling these absolute crap of games, you will be fired anyway.
      Kill all 343chuds.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you retarded?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I only read the greentext, but i agree, fuck 343 every 343tard will get the rope.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >For rookie
        Amen.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When they killed him off I took it personally, he was a true patriot

  115. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft better fucking shut down 343 or it's genuinely over for them

  116. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can we get this pinned?
    I think there's a lot more "shitting on 343" discussion to be had.
    Feels like we're watching a decade of anger getting exercised tonight.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pent up frustration really breaks a bro

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I fucking know it man.
        I still get bitter every time I think about the series.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its like seeing your friend you know since primary school being hooked on drugs and tells you every 3rd month he changed and you should give him another chance. Only to fuck you over again and again until you cut ties.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Same, I'm not sure why I could never let Halo go.
          I just sort of bitched about it and it lived rent free in my head since H4. Might be all the good memories I had with the Bungie games, idk.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hahaha, so fuxking sad 😀 get back to your reddit support group

            I fucking know it man.
            I still get bitter every time I think about the series.

            You too you absolute miserable shit 😀

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Keep an eye on any Halo threads you come across. This is one of the only spaces where even zoomers (i.e people who grew up with 3/Reach and not 1/2) are allowed to shit on 343, it's kind of nice to see the spirit still alive, in a sense.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's what's great about this board, you can shit on whatever you want, it's just some things are more justified than others for getting shit on is all.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Definitely, of course it's subjective but for me there's nothing sweeter than:
          >Dark Souls 3 getting shat on
          >Nu-Halo getting shat on
          And ESPECIALLY
          >Watching tranime bros get dunked on

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