NEWS - Monday, October 17, 2011


New Details on Halo Anniversary Voice Support

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary looks nicer for sure but is still largely the same game we first played ten years ago. Kinect support is a non-visual feature that has the potential to really differentiate the remastered game from the original Xbox FPS. A big part of what Kinect provides is voice control support which may not immediately sound compelling, but one component of it will be of particular interest to fans of Halo lore.
 
Franchise development director Frank O’Connor told last month that an example of the Kinect voice support is allowing players to switch between the original and updated graphics by saying, "Classic" or "Remastered." He said more actions would be revealed in October, and true to his word they now have been, including some that replace simple button presses and others that provide an all-new experience.
 
The most straightforward voice commands include the ability to reload or throw a grenade. For some that could be a neat gimmick; I know if I try it I can see myself reaching for the grenade/reload button with my finger each time I think to say the words. For longtime fans it may be a hard habit to break.
 
Whether or not that’s something you want to try out, a Kinect-only Analyze mode is much more interesting. You can use your voice to bring up a Metroid Prime-style scanning interface that allows you to scan different enemies, weapons, vehicles, and characters. This then unlocks them in the Library. Not to be confused with the campaign mission of the same name, the Library lets you use gesture controls to examine a model of the subject in question and read associated canonical information.

If you’re without Kinect but have a Windows Phone device, the new Halo Waypoint ATLAS app will provide some new Halo Anniversary and Halo Reach features when it’s released later this year. With the app (ATLAS stands for Advance Tactical Assault System) you can view maps of Anniversary and Reach maps showing teammates’ movements in real-time. It sounds like a neat idea, only it seems like it would be hard to make good use of while continuing to play the game effectively.
 
Also new are custom challenges that you can ask your Xbox Live friends to compete in such as getting a certain number of multiplayer headshots within 24 hours. Challenges can be created for campaign, Firefight, and multiplayer; completing them can unlock credits in Halo Reach.
 
As a final treat for Halo fans, High Noon was announced at New York Comic-Con this past weekend. As previously suspected based upon earlier trailers, classic Halo: Combat Evolved map Hang ’Em High will make a return as one of Anniversary’s multiplayer maps.

 


Source: http://www.1up.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,314
Forum Posts: 725,652
Xbox One Titles: 1,071
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,641
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,065
Screenshots: 30,706
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 302 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 341 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
2 Replies, 572 Views

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 446 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 585 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 402 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 676 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 397 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
8 Replies, 987 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 760 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1077 Views

Xbox One Moratl Kombat X sur Ebay
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1033 Views

Console Xbox 360 et faceplate Xbox 360 in package blue
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 989 Views

Seagate Fanfest External Drive Scorpio
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1349 Views

Ultimate Game Face
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1229 Views

© 2000-2017 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics