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Bungie founder confident in 343 Industries and Halo 4

Tuesday, 28th February 2012 23:19 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Bungie founder and Halo co-creator Alex Seropian will be “pretty surprised” if Halo 4 isn’t all that and a bag of chips.

“Halo is one of the crown jewels in the Microsoft gaming IP, if not the crown jewel, so you would expect nothing less than for them to take the time needed and apply the resources needed to make it great,” he told Gamespot.

“I would be pretty surprised if they wiffed it.

“I will say the encouraging thing is that I know a lot of the folks at Microsoft working on it and they are great people. I’m very hopeful that the team there is very fantastic. They are certainly treating it with a lot of care and respect. And applying the resources you’d like to see applied to a franchise like that. I’m hopeful that it will continue to bring the high production value and cool experiences it’s known for.”

Seropian said he couldn’t “be anything other than hopeful that it will be great” and anticipated new developers 343 Industries bringing something innovative to the table.

“Maybe it will bring a fresh perspective, and that’s so hard because there’s so many fans that are used to a particular thing that bringing something new is often,” he said.

“It’s hard to bring something new to a franchise that’s so established.”

Seropian farewelled Bungie to found Wideload Games in 2003, but the developer was acquired by Disney in 2009. Seropian left Disney earlier this month to launch Industrial Toys, a mobile-centric developer.

Halo 4, and Xbox 360 exclusive, is due during the holiday season, and is the first new, core entry to be developed outside Bungie.

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3 Comments

  1. minxamo

    ‘“Maybe it will bring a fresh perspective, and that’s so hard because there’s so many fans that are used to a particular thing that bringing something new is often,” he said.’

    Is often what?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. TD_Monstrous69

    I don’t know, the last video I saw of Halo 4 really made me think it looked just horrible, and it was the first multiplayer footage, which is just the saddest thing. Because this is something this franchise has been known for since Halo 2. Maybe the single player campaign has something good going for it, maybe 343 can take advantage of the interesting universe that Halo has, but until I see something that convinces me otherwise, this game isn’t even on my radar.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Blg

    @TD_Monstrous69: What you saw was fake. The only videos* released as of yet are the reveal trailer and the concept art trailer. The only other piece of information released is Master Chief’s design from the toy convention.

    Nothing else has been released, and especially not ANY kind of game play information (let alone footage).

    What you saw was likely one of the many fake videos of Halo 4 that have been put on YouTube. If you think the video might be credible, let me know which one it was.

    *Actually I think the convention where the next trailer allegedly takes place starts in a few hours. However, there has been no confirmation that anything on Halo 4 will appear (although considering this is Microsoft’s big gaming convention, it does appear likely). I think I remember hearing about a media embargo until March 5th anyway. Regardless, everything before this footnote is 100% true at the present time.

    #3 3 years ago

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