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Bungie: “Safe to assume” Reach DLC will be “multiplayer-centric”

Thursday, 26th August 2010 10:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Post-release Reach campaign content? Doesn’t sound like it. Maps are go, though.

“I think it’s safe to assume that we’re probably going to follow the type of model we have in the past, which would leave you to believe it’s probably multiplayer-centric,” Bungie’s Brian Jarrard, speaking at gamescom last week.

The developer said, though, that he was unable to offer any solid details on DLC plans for the shooter.

“Super-important”

In terms of general post-release support, however, Jarrard was more forthcoming.

“It’s super-important to us that we keep that pedigree; we have to support the game, we have to support our community,” he said.

“We do have a team of people that are dedicated to remaining focused on Reach for some length of time. I don’t know exactly what that’s going to entail yet. We’re still working through that.

“But, realistically I can tell you that there will be a point somewhere down the road where we will transition that responsibility over to our friends at Microsoft.

“Whenever and however that finally does occur, both sides are equally vested in making sure that the game experience and the community experience is still top notch, and that nobody suffers through that.”

Heavily supported

Halo 3 has been heavily supported with multiplay content since launch. Bungie release the Heroic Map Pack in December 2007, the Legendary Map Pack in April 2008, the Mythic Map Pack in April 2009 and the Mythic II Map Pack in February 2010.

No DLC has been released for Halo 3: ODST, but extra content did make a brief, apparently accidental appearance on Marketplace in mid-2009. The full game released at the end of last year.

Halo: Reach releases worldwide on September 14, and will see the largest marketing push yet from Microsoft.

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  1. Happy Hardon Harry

    It’s Halo, therefore it’ll continue to be shit! Just like the rest of Microsoft’s IP.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. justiceblob

    @1 I pretty much agree with you there, but IMO, Fable is great, and Gears is OK. The rest can jog on.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Massiveslag

    @1 Oh shut it you fucking fanboy. By your reckoning the millions of people who play Halo all over the world enjoy playing shit games. Retarded comment. I shouldn’t have expected any less from a moron who’s username is a take on a fucking Christian Slater movie.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Crysis

    i believe they’re doing a huge forge world map based for most of their current maps, so maybe another forge world with each dlc with 5 or 6 pre-built templates? sounds good to me, & maybe add background effects, i would love the option of stormey, bright, raining & regular weather, all of that would be a nice touch

    #4 4 years ago
  5. StolenGlory

    @1 You got owned. Hard.

    As far as myself goes, I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a Halo game since I put down the games I wanted with my original XBox back in 2001, when I filled out the pre-order slip :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Happy Hardon Harry

    Massiveslag said:
    August 26, 2010 at 10:53 am
    @1 Oh shut it you fucking fanboy. By your reckoning the millions of people who play Halo all over the world enjoy playing shit games. Retarded comment. I shouldn’t have expected any less from a moron who’s username is a take on a fucking Christian Slater movie.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. _Sikamikanico_

    What is it with all the Sony try-hards here lately? Have N4G stopped taking new members or something?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    Oh sweet, this place is getting just like xbox live. Just need some racial slurs to go with the homo gif and general fuckwittery to round it out now.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. AHA-Lambda

    fucking hell why dont we have a rigid banning policy again?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Massiveslag

    @1 & @6. Oh look at the pretty picture. Yes, you’re right; you are a homo. Good comeback retard.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Happy Hardon Harry

    Halo
    Halo 2
    Halo 3
    Halo ODST
    Halo Reach

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mington

    i didn’t know we could post pictures

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Freek

    The more popular a site gets the less fun the community aspects get, unfortunate but true.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mington

    hmmmm html and BB code don’t work…..how you do that…..actually it better if i dont know :P

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Happy Hardon Harry

    lol, you can’t do it. Why do fanboys take themselves so serious? It’s only a game for fuck sake. Get a life!!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. DUFFKING

    @HHH

    It’s not our fault your mum and dad are siblings, so please don’t take it out on us.

    ps the first person to use the term fanboy in a discussion is always the biggest

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Happy Hardon Harry

    DUFFKING said:
    August 26, 2010 at 11:23 am
    @HHH

    It’s not our fault your mum and dad are siblings, so please don’t take it out on us.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Happy Hardon Harry

    Bungie+MS+Fanboys=

    #18 4 years ago
  19. mington

    #19 4 years ago
  20. mington

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Crysis

    how do you do that? copy & paste?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. mington

    um i don’t know if i should tell……i’ll write it in the forum and if Pat doesn’t like it he can delete it

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Use HTML tags.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    You just use simple HTML tags: a href=” blah blah blah.

    Every time I see HHH post, he comes across as one of those gamers who doesn’t even *enjoy* the hobby.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Massiveslag

    @HHH Get a life? Says the guy who has spent half his day posting pretty pictures. How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them? Retard.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. freedoms_stain

    Some of you need to get acquainted with the phrase “Don’t feed the troll”.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    dunna if u have noticed that all of MS exclusives are all very good and get very good reviews but theyre not like sony where they just see a game and just make them exclusives so fuck your mother and suck my dick bitch

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    “How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them?”

    Ok… I’ll admit that made me laugh.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Michael O’Connor

    @27 That doesn’t even make any sense.

    And Modnation Racers is bloody awesome, so fuck you anyway! =P

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!

    Don’t blame the retards for posting rubbish. They don’t know any better.

    Blame the site moderators for being COMPLETELY FUCKING USELESS.

    In truth I suspect they actually WANT these pathetic flame wars for site hits.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Kerplunk

    @26 I think the trolls are actually feeding each other. :)

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Michael O’Connor

    @30 It’s called people having different opinions. Don’t be a crybaby.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Crysis

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Gadzooks!

    @32

    A difference of opinion between rational people can be discussed.

    Trolls are not blanaced, rational or even sane people. They dont discuss, they fling shit at each other.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Herlock

    @2
    Gears its own by Epic ;)

    #35 4 years ago
  36. justiceblob

    @35 Gears is entirely owned and controlled by Microsoft Games Studios.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Michael O’Connor

    @36 No, it isn’t.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Aimless

    @36 Are you calling Mark Rein a liar? I hear he can get pretty aggressive so you should probably take it back.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. Happy Hardon Harry

    Massiveslag said:
    August 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    @HHH Get a life? Says the guy who has spent half his day posting pretty pictures. How about some crayons for your birthday? Or would you just eat them? Retard.

    Massiveslag, i think you’re turning Gay!

    You like games that have big, macho men, with “big guns”.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. LOLshock94

    and your names harry thats pretty gay enough

    #40 4 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    Holy shit. Not only can we put pictures in our threads, but we can also, on the evidence of this thread at least, seemingly import WHOLE threads from Neo:GAF.

    ;)

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Massiveslag

    @HHH Dude, you have the word ‘hardon’ in your username. It’s also a take on a Christian Slater movie. You also have access to a lot of homosexual gifs. Gay, gay and thrice gay. I’d move onto another thread if I were you mate; you’re getting owned.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Crysis

    @42, don’t feed the trolls, everytime you do, their hardon get’s bigger & bigger, quite fitting actually, though no matter how big it gets, it’ll never become what most of us call a regular penis, for that you need atleast 6″

    #43 4 years ago
  44. LePlatypus

    @40 Now you’ve pissed me off, you are the vermin of this website. Whenever I read your posts I always imagine they’re wrote by someone who has down syndrom, oh wait! they are probably more intelligent than you, you little bastard child now get the fuck off this site before you spread your super autism/down syndrom/fucktarded manners to people who aren’t generally fuckwitted

    #44 4 years ago
  45. LOLshock94

    lmfaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    your giving me exacly what i want you biatch

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Happy Hardon Harry

    The Halo bunch are a bit emotional, are they not. lol

    Say you don’t like the game and they come out of the woodwork like the worms they are.

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Michael O’Connor

    @46 I’m not even a Halo fan, and I think the remark was retarded.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Happy Hardon Harry

    Michael O’Connor said:
    August 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    @46 I’m not even a Halo fan, and I think the remark was retarded.

    Brown nose to the rescue…

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Crysis

    @48 HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAHA… That laugh was AT you, not your comment, your ignorance is entertaining, you hate a game so much, that you have declared a text war against the millions who love it, WOW! big guy here, insulting something makes someone a real hero, seriously man, GTFO of here

    #49 4 years ago
  50. OlderGamer

    Freek said:

    “The more popular a site gets the less fun the community aspects get, unfortunate but true.”

    Spot on.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Spaced Oddity

    @3
    And millions around the world also enjoy eating shitty food (McDonald’s). Numbers do not always mean quality.

    I disagree with Harry regarding to Halo being shit, but it most certainly isn’t, as a Microsoft PR once said (and I paraphrase), “Star Wars for a new generation.”

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Happy Hardon Harry

    @49

    Get a real username, you’ve named yourself after the most mediocre game in the world, Crysis.

    Your taste in games is in your arse!

    #52 4 years ago
  53. reask

    Looks like someone didn’t take there medication today.
    Ah well. :(

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Happy Hardon Harry

    reask said:
    August 26, 2010 at 1:54 pm
    Looks like someone didn’t take there medication today.
    Ah well.

    Crysis’s alt account speaks…

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Michael O’Connor

    @52 Fail troll is fail.

    Did you seriously call me a sycophant? Really? *laughs* Wow… just… wow. Ignorance is bliss, I guess.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Massiveslag

    @51 I never said that being popular had any correlation with quality; I merely asked HHH to stop foisting his ill conceived fanboy opinions on all and sundry, and doing everyone a favour by giving him a good owning.

    That said, Halo Reach will have exceptional gameplay mechanics, great visuals (for a console), a steady stream of quality DLC, great support and continuous development and honing. It will also probably receive a Metacritic score well in the 90′s and will sell millions upon millions of copies. It will be without doubt a ‘quality’ product, and anyone who doubts that is blinkered to say the least.

    I think we all take PR with a pinch of salt, whether it’s MS, Sony or any other developer.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Johnny Cullen

    I like Halo.

    I’m pumped for Halo: Reach.

    There. Let it be lollypops, rainbows and tits again.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Massiveslag

    @57 Halo and tits? And there was much rejoicing…

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Blerk

    New trailer just tweeted by that Bongos geezer.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. OlderGamer

    HHH

    I assure you reask is not crysis.

    reask is on my fl, and I have talked to him a bit(thos still seem to miss each other when it comes to playing Halo3 online!)(damn times zones).

    @56

    Yep, and another nice thing about Halo Reach is that the game should be well populated for a very long time. Nothing worse then getting a game you enjoy playing to find that each time you log in the rooms are half empty. Fat Princess and Warhawk – I am looking at you!

    #60 4 years ago
  61. Retroid

    Oh dear, someone left a jar of fanboy on the radiator and it’s already fermented into fuckwit and stunk the room out :(

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Crysis

    @54, you’re paranoid, i named myself Crysis, because my name is Chris & thought it was the closes resembled game to my name so i chose it, the game is kinda meh, but the 2nd one is looking good so far

    #62 4 years ago
  63. reask

    Never mind OG I knew It would take the bait.
    After all I never mentioned anybody. ;)
    At least it knows it is a tit anyway which is something I suppose.

    Halo reach I definitely want to get some play time with you OG.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. reask

    Nice trailer Blerk.
    Pat should include it I reckon.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. frostquake

    Hmmmm, Not really surprised about this. Halo has always been centered around the Multiplaya…I am pretty much only a Single Player..the only Multi I do is on Resistance 2.

    I would love some Single Player Download along the lines that Dragon Age Orgins and Mass Effect do..but hey I understand, I have friends that are exclusive Multiplaya’s and hate Single Player games…So we need Multiplaya’s map packs for those COD and Halo players…I just hate it when you release a Game like MW2 that really just tacks on a single player experience and focuses on Multiplaya…

    Just think they have a market for both, and could actually release an in-depth Single Player Game on one Disc and then release a Multiplayer Only Game on one Disc as well…but this does cut into profits so I understand…I just think there is a strong market of single player only games and a strong market for multi-player only games as well…

    So I would love some Single Player Downloadable Content from Halo: Reach…but I don’t ever expect it…and I don’t fault them for supporting the VERY STRONG Halo Multi-Player Community…Just like I would hope the Multi-player Community doesn’t Fault a Strong Single Player Community…
    for games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect…

    I think we can all exist in the same space, I am sure both Communities will always wish for more in their area of favorites.
    :)

    #65 4 years ago