Halo 3: ODST really is the end of Halo 3, says Bungie

Friday, 27th March 2009 19:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Bungie has said there are “no plans” for it to produce Halo 3 content beyond Orbital Drop Shock Trooper.

This is in response to Allen Murray’s comment this week that the studio would be working on Halo 3 content for two more years.

“We’ll never say never, but currently Bungie has no plans to make new Halo 3 content beyond the release of ODST,” Bungie told Eurogamer.

“We will, however, continue to support the Halo 3 online experience with regular updates to matchmaking playlists and wield the Banhammer as needed.

“With Forge and the Mythic map Sandbox we’re already seeing the community stepping up to create some great new maps and gametypes that will offer more variety and longevity to the game down the road.

The future of Halo 3 online will become more and more defined by the people who play it,” added the developer.

Halo 3: ODST is expected sometime this fall.



  1. evilashchris

    Confirmation they are working on Halo 4 then? :D

    #1 6 years ago

    I thought that BUNGIE was done with HALO?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    They’ll do anything, just not show us any ingame shots of ODST…

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Michael O'Connor

    “I thought that BUNGIE was done with HALO?”

    They never said that. They just bought themselves out so that they could work independently on their own time and with their own ideas, instead of Microsoft’s.

    They’d have to be pretty stupid to just “drop” the franchise that is making them 90% of their profit. That doesn’t mean they can’t expand out beyond that. Considering the average time it takes to make a proper video game is anywhere from 2 to 4 years, they do need something to pay the bills in the meantime, you know?

    #4 6 years ago

    Will Microsoft want to wait another 4 or 8 years for another Halo? Or will they use someone else to make it…

    #5 6 years ago
  6. evilashchris

    They said Halo 3 this, Halo 3 that, nothing about the next Halo game, they’ll still be making it I’m sure.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Michael O'Connor

    “Will Microsoft want to wait another 4 or 8 years for another Halo? Or will they use someone else to make it…”

    There was a 3 year cap between Halo 2 and Halo 3, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were already prototyping Halo 4 somewhere, with another developer.

    I’d say its a good year or two off (Halo 3 came out nearly a year and a half ago) at the least.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Shatner

    Important documentary

    Don’t die of ignorance.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Len

    Lol..that’s brilliant.

    Beautifully done.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Mike

    More bitter people making grudge videos I see. Maybe they should concentrate their efforts in making a decent game instead.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Mike

    Halo is serious business in my house.

    #11 6 years ago

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