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O’Connor: Halo Waypoint will “aggregate everything” from the Halo universe

Monday, 27th July 2009 17:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Head of the newly formed 343 Industries, Frankie O’Connor, has said that the recently announced Halo Waypoint is meant to ”aggregate everything” that you’d expect from the Halo universe.

“We’re going to aggregate everything that you would want to watch from the Halo universe on that site,” said O’Connor.

“But it’s a lot more ambitious than that. It’s going to evolve in features and functionality to make it the prime destination for the Halo fan.”

O’Connor also mentioned a pricing stucture is still being decided for the service by Microsoft, although they are trying to make sure Gold and Silver members of Xbox Live try to get the same experience from the service.

“Certainly, if you’re a Gold member you’re going to get access to all of that experience,” he said. “We want everyone to have this same experience, but the question is, if there’s multiplayer features that are technically connected to Gold, it’s easier to deal with. There’s a lot of reasons that [tying it to] Gold makes sense.”

The service was announced last week at ComicCon. It’ll go live on Xbox Live this autumn.

From Kotaku, via Eurogamer.

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5 Comments

  1. SticKboy

    Microsoft’s answer to PlayStation Home?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    It could set the foundations to something similar, but I’d say it aint.

    Home would be based around the PlayStation universe with third party partners. This is only based in one IP: in this case, that would be Halo.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Jadeskye

    Given Home’s abysmal performance and reception i doubt microsoft is dying to get in on the action. Given how they’re implementing their avatars i could see a different system of in-game interaction.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Lutz

    “Pricing Structure”? How about “Free” ?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DrDamn

    Yep. They can call it a “destination” all they like – it sounds like a website to me. Why are they even talking about charging for what will largely be a marketing exercise?

    #5 5 years ago

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