NEWS - Monday, June 4, 2007
Bungie Hints On Halo 3 CampaignBungies winks and nudges regarding the Halo 3 single-player campaign continue apace and, while the teasing very nearly drove us to tearing our hair out in frustration over the carrot dangling, now were nearly done with the multiplayer beta were willing to accept more teasing from the boys at Bungie.net. So tease away, lads... "Weve been playing all the way through the game for weeks now," says Bungie man Frank OConnor, in the latest Bungie.net update. "Our favorite level at the moment (and it changes week by week) is the challenge presented by the very last level." "Joe and I were taking turns at a driving challenge somewhere else in the game, created by Dan Miller, one of our Campaign designers. Now being backseat drivers AND backseat game designers, we gave him loads of awesome feedback. We can only imagine how grateful he was for it. In a very real way, hes lucky to have us." "Speaking of driving," the teasing continues, "I was trying a speed run on one of my other favorite levels (earlier one) which has a spot youre technically not supposed to get a vehicle across. This was slowing me down and cramping my style, so I used my top-secret new vehicle to nudge some bits of debris around to make a ramp. Massive justice! Leap achieved. When I reported this to that levels designer, Chris, he was all, "Well dur, how come it took you a year to figure that out?" "Sketch and Luke, meanwhile, have been trying out Legendary. Sketch was playing through the first level, while Luke tried one of the middle ones. "Jackals are jerks!" and "Even Lee cant throw a plasma that accurately!" are the yells coming from their monkeypit." Were still yet to get a look at what the Halo 3 single-player campaign actually looks like, but a bunch of beta hackers recently uncovered the names of the nine campaign levels (spoilers ahoy!), which is probably as much as were going to get until September. The multiplayer beta meanwhile wraps up this Sunday, so dont forget to get your kills in before were left pining for three lonely months.