Progress report from BungieTrey Walker of Gamespot Pc summed it up nicely in his article about the progress report from Matt Soell of Bungie Software:
Bungie Softwares Matt Soell has released information about the progress of the developers two big upcoming games, Halo and Oni. According to Soell, Oni is currently at "beta 18," and the team is working on adding in the sound and voices to the cutscenes. He also said that Bungie plans to support the game with a special marketing project, although he would not elaborate. In terms of Halos progress, the games engine was recently reworked in order to give the indoor areas the same visual impact as the outdoor areas. The team has started working on the AI, and has also written a new rasterizer (the part of the graphics pipeline that adds textures and texture effects) to take advantage of the Xboxs DirectX 8 per-pixel shading capabilities.
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