Bungie Halo 3: Recon Product of Microsoft Schism

Just how expansive is(n't) the Recon expansion?

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Halo 3: Recon is partly a product of Bungie's sorta-kinda split with Microsoft. So says Bungie.

Speaking in an interview, Bungie writer Luke Smith said of the game, It's also a product of our schism from Microsoft; where now, one of our core tenets as we left Microsoft is to be a multiproject studio that's able to focus on new IP. So as we begin to focus on new IP, and we have multiple projects spin up at once, [the idea of] meeting our fan desire for more Halo 3 content, and doing it with a team of incredibly grizzled veterans at Bungie, made perfect sense to us.

Translation: if Microsoft were still the boss of Bungie, it would have the whole studio plugging away at one new game and it wouldn't be an expansion.

Of the game itself, Brian Jarrard (community and PR director for Bungie) was keen to point out, We're not bullet-pointing the sandbox, but keep in mind that it's a pretty short development cycle. We are just trying to build on top of Halo 3.

I wouldn't expect to see the equivalent of adding the Brute sandbox in Halo 3, where it's a whole suite of weapons and vehicles attributed to a single race; that was just a much bigger scope project that we're not trying to do in Recon. There might be things that are specific and contextual to playing as the ODST, but I can't really detail those out today. That's what's known in corporate circles as 'managing expectations'.

Bungie split from Microsoft last year, but has remained exclusive to the platform holder.

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deleted 13 Oct 2008 13:24
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i cant see bungie staying exclusive for ever seems there is some tension between the camps.
SuperSaiyan4 13 Oct 2008 13:35
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I have seen many fans ask for Halo: Combat Evolved remade with online multiplayer wonder why that was never made instead? Its because no one asked for an expansion to Halo 3 a visual mess and gameplay that sucks ass.

I am playing soo much COD 4 lately I can't get enough! Halo 3 can go in the trash heap in my opinion!
deleted 13 Oct 2008 13:40
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
I have seen many fans ask for Halo: Combat Evolved remade with online multiplayer wonder why that was never made instead? Its because no one asked for an expansion to Halo 3 a visual mess and gameplay that sucks ass.

I am playing soo much COD 4 lately I can't get enough! Halo 3 can go in the trash heap in my opinion!


i was going to respond to your comment, then i relised it speaks for itsefls.
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