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Halo Notes from Bungie
8:49 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story

The recently-released media of Halo in action was less than brilliant in the eyes of some fans, causing them to wonder what was going on in the development cycle. Halo.Bungie.Org decided to look further into the matter by questioning Bungie's Community spokesperson Matt Soell on the subject.

Soell does his best to resolve possible fears about Halo's development. He's quick to point out that the new movies were actually put together by the Microsoft PR department, and also notes that a lot of Halo's finer details were left out of recent media shots.

The issue of multiplayer is also addressed:

[HBO]: John Howard made some pretty frightening comments to the effect that there might not be a multiplayer aspect to Halo (unless Gamespot completely misquoted him) - How possible is this, and what happened?

[MS]: I think John was attempting to follow the long Bungie tradition of not promising a whole lot when things aren't 100% definite.
There are some important Xbox networking questions that don't have definite answers yet. Until we get those answers, we don't want to make promises about networking.
We're still working on multiplayer (and I would amend John's comments so they read "there are two people working FULL-TIME on multiplayer"). We're just waiting for some answers before we shoot our mouths off.

For those who viewed the recent Halo media releases and wondered what was going on, or for those that are looking for more Halo details, be sure to read the rest of the interview.

halo.bungie.org - Interview with Matt Soell
Halo - Official Site
Bungie Studios
Halo: Combat Evolved

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