Tagged: 343 Industries

Halo Wars 2 - the next entry in the sprawling Halo Universe saga - lands on 21st February, but from today eager Spartans will get the chance to test themselves in battle in the open Blitz Beta. Running from 20 - 30 January, the Blitz Beta showcases an entirely new way to play Halo Wars. Part Real Time Strategy title, part card strategy game, Blitz promises fast paced action where your deck of cards represents the troops and units at your disposal. Timing is key - the right card is no good if played at the wrong time, against the wrong ... Read More »
After last week’s Halo Mega Bloks leak, 343 Industries – the developers behind the series – have hinted that a game aimed at younger audiences could be on the horizon. Mega Bloks (essentially a hybrid of Lego and Duplo) have previously made Halo-related toy sets, so it seems natural that they’d want to release a game around the same premise. And when footage found its way on to the internet last weekend, the response was overwhelming positive. In their weekly dev blog, 343’s community manager discussed ‘Project Haggar’, as it was codenamed, saying: Who knows, with so much positive support ... Read More »
Halo on Twitter today announced a big update coming just in time for the holiday season.  There is a bunch of new stuff coming to Halo 5: Guardians and what makes it even sweeter is it's FREE!  The full description from the link in the tweet describes the update in great detail.  343 Industries states: Well folks, the hour has finally come. It’s no surprise that this time of year exudes a spirit of gift-giving, and we couldn’t be more excited to help you unwrap a very special present from us to you: Monitor’s Bounty. Halo 5’s latest content release is an ... Read More »
If you play Halo 5 this weekend - that's 26-27 November - you'll be the lucky recipient of an exclusive in-game emblem, Thanks Given. The emblem, revealed on the official Halo Twitter channel, looks a bit like Foghorn Leghorn's been crammed into a Spartan helmet. We like it. We also like the idea of poor, defenceless, tasty birds donning armour and equipping Designated Marksmen Rifles whenever the Bernard Matthews truck rolls around... https://twitter.com/Halo/status/801848114453905411 Of course, us Europeans can hang onto this emblem for now, and display it proudly on 25 December, which is THE CORRECT DATE FOR EATING TURKEY. Make sure ... Read More »
Can you believe, Halo 5: Guardians is already celebrating its first anniversary! However it appears Microsoft is set to continue supporting the game for the foreseeable future with further DLC. Since the games release, there has been a total of nine free updates that have included fifteen maps, an abundance of REQ items and six new game modes to name a few. However in a blog post this week from the games developers, Josh Holmes of 343 Industries has spoken about further DLC and updates. Holmes stated that there will be 'the introduction of more maps into the Warzone Firefight rotation, new ... Read More »
Halo has and probably always will be a staple of the Xbox gaming community having been around as long as the platform itself, it's hard to imagine an Xbox generation not having the ability to play a Halo game. Halo started as little more than a neatly packed trilogy ending in 2007 but since then it has exploded into a universe of diverse story telling in the form of novels, secret websites and even new games. Halo Wars (Released February 2009) was the first game to show us a taste of the new and improved Haloverse that was to come, no longer ... Read More »
Today has seen quite a lot of information released onto the world wide web regarding the development status of Halo Wars 2. The update came from Dan Ayoub, Studio Head of Strategy Games, 343 Industries. In a post on the official Halo Waypoint website Ayoub stressed that the studio have been working hard to rectify and fine tune some of the issues brought to their attention during the BETA stage a couple of months ago. One of the biggest problems the game faced during its BETA stage was the plague of connectivity and de-synch issues. The Head of Strategy Games at 343 ... Read More »
One of the things that Halo fans really love is the forge mode. It is always interesting to see what comes up when map creation is taken out of the hands of the developers. But there is a catch, this freedom can lead to all sorts of catastrophes. For this reason 343 Industries are very selective as to which maps it adds to its playlists, and lets be honest, this is a good thing. But recently 343 Industries mentioned that they will be adding a new map to their Slayer playlists at the start of the August season. This map ... Read More »
Microsoft has revealed that Halo 5: Guardians fans will have a new way to browse and create Forge maps on both Windows 10 PC's and Xbox One. Forge creators will now have the ability to use their Windows 10 PC's to not only create and share forge maps using the free software but can test their creations with their friends.  The PC Forge Editor will not have matchmaking capabilities however. Another big addition is that Forge creators will now have the precision of mouse and keyboard. "Forge on the PC will finally give the mouse/keyboard editing precision the community has ... Read More »

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