View Full Version : HALO 3.... coming in spring

05-16-2005, 07:47 AM

Bill Gates drops Xbox 360 bombshells, according to reports

12:19 It appears that Microsoft plans to use the hotly anticipated Halo 3 on Xbox 360 to rob Sony of a good portion of its PS3 launch thunder.
According to GameSpot, in an article in next week's issue of Time Magazine containing a feature on Bill Gates, it's stated that the first-person shooter sequel is due next spring (presumably info coming straight form the horse's mouth), with the article quoting Gates as saying: "It's perfect... The day Sony launches [the new PlayStation], and they walk right into Halo 3." Blimey!

from : www.comuterandvideogames.com

now this!! this i look forward to!

05-16-2005, 08:29 AM
At first I was skepticle, because that made me think they were rushing H3. But then I remembered they doubled the size of the Bungie team...so thier now able to work twice as fast. :)

05-16-2005, 09:29 AM
I'm still in the disbelieving camp, but it would be awesome if they could get Halo 3 out in that amount of time. I guess it's possible. Even though it took three years for Halo 2 to come out, the behind-the-scenes video made it seem like they really only worked on the game for a year-and-a-half.

05-16-2005, 09:38 AM
For all we know, they've been working on Halo 3 for two years now with twice the staff they origonaly had...

05-16-2005, 12:40 PM
For all we know, they've been working on Halo 3 for two years now with twice the staff they origonaly had...

That's what I was thinking. I still feel a little faint though. This is all too much. :yikes:

05-16-2005, 05:53 PM
Well, time to think if you gonna get Halo 3 or PS3 in that time.

05-16-2005, 05:55 PM
I already have it preordered.

JK. But who needs a preorder on it anyways, I was able to pick up Halo 2: LE on the first day (in the morning) without a problem.

05-16-2005, 05:57 PM
Rushing a bit? I hope all this rushing does not blow up in Microsoft's face. And I have a strange feeling it will:confused:

05-16-2005, 06:05 PM
We dont know that. What if sony decides to hold off on PS3 and wait untill holliday 06 to release PS3 then we will wait until holliday 06. I hope Halo 3 gets released later so bungie has enough time to make a very polished and complete game that wont dissapoint.

05-16-2005, 06:34 PM
The i guess we will have to wait for halo 3. That is their trump card. So even if its done now, i would hold it just for the ps3 launch. And let the 2nd party and 3rd party devs. continue to move the consoles. I believe that PDZ will move many consoles as it is, along with the other games that will be released during the launch and during the holiday season.

05-17-2005, 01:11 AM
So it will be out sometime next year spring.....

I can definitely wait until then. By that time I'll really miss it...

I'll admit. I'm Halo'd out...

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05-17-2005, 01:16 AM
I just hope Halo 3 uses the same game engine that Halo CE did instead of the Havok engine that Halo 2 uses.

05-17-2005, 01:45 AM
I just hope Halo 3 uses the same game engine that Halo CE did instead of the Havok engine that Halo 2 uses.

well, it will be on a completly new engine id say... and the next big thing is COMPLETLY DESCTRUCTIBAL environments.

05-17-2005, 03:52 PM
And to make it even bigger, MS could have Bungie 'port' Halo 1 and Halo 2 to the Xbox 360. Then, when the PS3 comes out, MS would not only have Halo 3 ready...but a whole "Halo" bundle - the entire Halo game trilogy + a bonus disc or two.

05-17-2005, 09:19 PM
That's pretty awesome. However I don't think Halo 3 would take that much away from Sony's thunder. Remember the first system sales are mostly fan boys and hardcore gamers. So Fan Boys will still pick up a PS3 and the hardcore would just buy a PS3 and a copy of Halo 3. I know I'll get both. :)

05-18-2005, 03:47 PM
To my knowledge, bungie rushed Halo 1, so if Halo 3 gets somewhat rushed, it will easily better than Halo 2, bungie seems to make a good game when rushed

05-18-2005, 07:58 PM
In a way my theory of Halo may be right. Halo 2 rocked but it left an empty feeling and didn't feel like an actual sequel. Now it's apparent that they were really making the successor to Halo for Xbox 360. It's a very bold move and hopefully this is much more filling than Halo 2.