Bungie: Halo: Reach “in development right since the end of Halo 3″

Friday, 21st August 2009 18:35 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Halo: Reach has been in development since development ended on Halo 3.

That’s what Bungie’s Brian Jarrard told VG247 at GamesCom.

The community manager made the admission as he was talking to us about Halo 3: ODST and how life hasn’t changed much since the studio became an independent studio again after breaking away from Microsoft Games Studios.

“Day to day life hasn’t changed that much. We’ve been super-busy, obviously. We’ve finally been able to announce Halo: Reach, which has been in development right since the end of Halo 3.”

“Having a portion of our team working on ODST while Reach has been going full steam; we’ve been too busy right now to think about too much else. We’re just heads-down making great games. Right now that’s our focus.”

Reach is set long before Halo: Combat Evolved and long before Master Chief was the only spartan left standing, although story specifics are little to zip right now.

The game is due out in fall 2010, but a multiplayer beta token will come with Halo 3: ODST when it launches on September 22.

Catch our interview with Jarrard and CJ Cowan of Bungie here.



  1. roral sampler

    Correct me if I’m wrong. But following the story in the Fall of Reach book the fight of Reach is almost on the hour with the First Halo game. The Pillar of Autumn leaves Reach while it’s fighting so Master Chief can do his mission to kidnap a prophet. Sorry for the Nerd talk but I’m pretty sure that this game will take part in the Events almost instantly before Halo:CE

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’m out of the loop on this one….is it a FPS? If not, what is it – strategy?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    I haven’t read the graphic novel and I’ve only managed to play about the first hour and a half of Halo 1 before getting stuck.

    So excuse me if my Halo knowledge is a bit dry.

    And for the record, I do have Halo 3 and Halo Wars. I had Halo 2, but got stuck. I finished Halo 3, but I’m stuck on Halo Wars.

    And yes, I am buying ODST.

    Ghetto – Its an FPS. Microsoft confirmed it would be at E3,

    #3 5 years ago
  4. roral sampler

    Bungie has stated that its an FPS but thats all they’ll say.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. roral sampler

    Also the Spartans were all about team work which leads me to think that Four player Coop will be much more important in Reach.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Lutz

    The first post is correct… The gap between the Covenent finding Reach and attacking, and the Chief finding Halo is no more than a few hours.

    Still, it will be a seperate story.

    #6 5 years ago

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