Halo MMO “was absolutely going to compete with WOW”

Tuesday, 13th April 2010 10:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt


An ex-Ensemble staffer has told IncGamers that the studio’s canned Halo MMO was very much meant for the big time.

Dusty Monk, ex-Ensemble employee and current Windstorm president, worked on Titan, Ensemble’s canned Halo MMO, between 2004 and 2007.

He said the game, a major $90 million project, was “absolutely going to compete with WOW”.

Monk added: “We were using a heroic stylised artform. This heroic stylised artform is exactly the artform that you see being used in Star Wars: The Old Republic right now. It’s timeless. It doesn’t age itself like a game that’s built with a strictly realistic artform does.”

Monk went on: “We had this idea of quests where you could participate and pull them together without having to be on the same team. This would be a public quest that everyone in a particular area could work on. That idea went into Warhammer Online.”

Take a look at what could have been here. Thanks, Edge.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    well it wouldn’t have competed effectively then cos if it did it would n’t have been cancelled now would it?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    One game that have a chance to compete with World Of Warcraft is Everquest III for now.

    And i think it is in deep development and SOE just don’t know how to do it right to make it awesome.

    Halo MMO could be really big if you ask me for 90$ million dollars.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. endgame

    “Halo MMO “was absolutely going to compete with WOW”” and there u have it. joke of the day. n1. :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    yup told you guys. So is the Halo barbie line, halo ninja turtle, halo go karts, halo god of war, halo wars (oops :D ) halo basketball,soccer,and football.

    seriously stop milking Halo. It’s not Mario.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dralen

    Yes, it was going to compete with WoW. Is that why they canned it then?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DarkElfa

    Ma knives is made of lazorbeams, slice pew!!!11

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Amored

    WoW sucks xD

    #7 5 years ago

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