Halo Gold for Xbox, Preview
8:45 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story
The Halo.Bungie.Org forums received the inevitable post yesterday from Bungie rep Matt Soell saying that Halo has gone Gold Master and is now in production. This long-awaited FPS has gone through a number of incarnations over the years since its original announcement at the 1999 Macworld New York. Bungie's move to Microsoft (and subsequently, Halo's move to the Xbox) has garnered a good amount of critique of the game. Looking beyond that, the Bungie team is pround of what they've accomplished:
We passed certification yesterday. Halo is done. PC and Mac versions are supposedly still in the pipe, with Peter Tamte's Bold label set to publish Halo for the Mac at an undisclosed date. For a taste of what the game will be like, check out some of the previews already starting to be posted on the web.
The manufacturing plant got the GM today and is pressing up a zillion Halo discs as I type this.
All of us worked very hard to get to this point and we are collectively very proud of what we have done.
Halo Goes Gold Forum Thread at HBO
VoodooExtreme has an excited preview up now, with the reviewer saying "visually, Halo is hands-down the most impressive game I have ever seen in my entire life." He also talks about the framerate problems which plagued the game at the previous E3, Halo's use of vehicles, and the game AI. Check out the article as a number of new screen shots included. We'll keep you posted as anything new on Halo for the Mac is released.
Halo Preview at VoodooExtreme
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