Tagged: Halo

Forza Horizon 4 Halo Crossover image leaked

Yes, you read that correctly and do not need to lie down! Buckle up! A leaked image online of a potential Halo crossover with Forza Horizon 4 is setting the internet ablaze! We fondly remember in Forza Horizon 3 the Halo Warthog was available and also in Forza Motorsport 4 as an unlockable so this doesn’t sound too far-fetched. Forza have previously and quietly and subtly hinted to this without making a big song and dance about it.  Earlier this year in July when the games season mode was being showcased by live stream, eagle eye viewers clocked a Pelican … Read More »

Xbox Not Getting The New Halo Arcade Game, Halo: Fireteam Raven

Halo: Fireteam Raven isn’t exactly the new Halo game that fans were calling for but we are getting it a new arcade only on-rails shooter. More bad news depending on how you look at it 343 Industries have recently gone on record saying that it is probably not going to come to Xbox Consoles. In the latest Halo weekly blog post,  they confirmed that it has no plans to bring Fireteam Raven to Xbox or any other systems…at least not yet. In the post, 343 went into detail saying that Fireteam Raven is a “unique arcade experience” that makes uses of a … Read More »

Xbox One X Easter Egg Has Been Revealed And It’s So Frickin Cool

It’s been revealed that Microsoft decided to add something a little special inside the upcoming Xbox One X console, however, unless you want to invalidate your warranty we suggest you just enjoy the pictures. No, your eyes do not deceive you. What you are looking at is a tiny Master Chief, the Hero of the Halo series riding on the back of a Scorpion etched onto the circuit board. The only way to get to it is by prizing the console apart. Halo has been a hugely successful series for Microsoft so it seems fitting to find such a homage to … Read More »

4 Halo Games Becoming Backwards Compatible Later This Year

Good news for anyone who has all the Halo games on Xbox 360 but never got around to buying the Master Chief Collection: you’ll be able to play them via your Xbox One and backwards compatibility later this year. As part of Halo’s Summer Celebration, developers 343 Industries have announced that Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will be joining the extensive roster of backwards compatibility titles. Halo 3, H3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: CEA are coming to @Xbox One Back Compat with free DLC for all titles! Read more: https://t.co/FNtjcMoNtk pic.twitter.com/mC4TLB4QrQ — … Read More »

343 Industries Has A New Boss

Halo studio 343 Industries has a new Studio Head. Chris Lee, who has a long history with both Microsoft and the Halo series has been appointed to the position. He previously served as Senior Lead Producer on Halo 4, and then Executive Producer on Halo 5: Guardians. He replaces Dan Ayoub, who has been moved to Microsoft’s Mixed Reality team. Dan had been involved with the Halo series ever since Halo: Reach, which released in 2009. A statement from 343 said: “Over the years, Dan has helped us work with amazing studios and partners from literally every corner of the globe. They, … Read More »

Interview With The Composers Of Halo Wars 2

How do you compose a dynamic soundtrack? How do you decide what instruments to use? How do you work with themes created by legendary composers? These questions and more we put to composers Brian Lee White & Brian Trifon of Finishing Move and Gordy Haab, the trio behind the soundtrack of Halo Wars 2! Xbox One UK: What was the first action you all took in beginning to compose Halo Wars 2’s score, and how did the process continue from there? Brian Trifon: The first thing we did was identify the aesthetic that collectively we wanted to create for the score. That process involved … Read More »

Halo Wars 2 Free Demo Is Available Now

Have you been thinking about picking up Halo Wars 2? Has the recent financial recovery from Christmas, Valentine’s day and Gameblast put a spanner in the works? Or are you simply unsure if it’s for you? Well good news! The fine folks at Xbox have now made a Halo Wars 2 demo available free of charge. This means that you can try before you buy to see if the Halo Wars sequel with its unusual RTS approach towards Halo’s expansive universe is for you. The news was confirmed on Twitter yesterday by none other than Major Nelson himself, so you … Read More »

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta Goes Live Today

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 »

Halo for Kids Could Become a Thing, According to Developer

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 »

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