Halo: ODST full price thanks to “ambition,” says MS

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 12 June 2009 09:40 GMT

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Halo: ODST wasn’t supposed to be a $60 game. It’s a short campaign and a bunch of maps. Bungie even sad it wasn’t going to be a $60 game. It’s been priced at $60. Why?

“At the time of those statements, the overall scope of Halo 3: ODST was not yet finalized, and since then the project has grown increasingly more ambitious,” Microsoft told Joystiq.

“We believe this standalone experience is much more than just an expansion. Halo 3: ODST provides a new campaign from the point of view of an entirely new character.

“Combine that with three new multiplayer maps, the entirely new cooperative mode called Firefight, and the complete Halo 3 multiplayer collection on a standalone disc, we feel this is a good value and tremendous addition to the Halo franchise.”

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