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Halo 4 updates could bring Theater Mode campaigns, clans

Friday, 2nd November 2012 14:26 GMT By Jeff Dunn

Future updates to the forthcoming Halo 4 may add clan and Theater Mode campaign support, among other things, according to the most recent post on The Halo Bulletin.

When asked in a Q&A session about the future availability of Theater Mode for both the shooter’s campaign and Spartan Ops modes, Halo Waypoint’s Jessica O’Shea said:

“Theater Mode in Campaign did not make the cut for launch for various reasons of scheduling, rendering issues and some significant engine changes. However, we are treating Title Updates very differently for Halo 4 and rather than simply using them as opportunities for simple big fixes, we are thinking of them as a way to sustain and grow features and options, so it is possible you could see Saved Films made available for Campaign (as well as some other significant features) at some time in the not-too-distant future, but that’s yet to be determined.”

Later on, O’Shea was asked about clans, to which she responded:

“As we mentioned before, we plan to continue consistent and meaningful sustainment updates to improve and enhance player experience. Social constructs are something we too have missed since Halo 2, and we’re looking at interesting ways to improve those experiences in the not-too-distant future. I will be using that expression a lot. Get used to it.”

The Q&A is pretty extensive on the whole, and goes into such topics as future map packs, split-screen support, the betrayal system, and more, so check it out if you have any outstanding questions about 343′s first foray into the franchise.

Thanks, OXM UK.

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  1. TbWill4321

    I’m not going to complain about the lack of Theater support for Halo 4 Campaign. Honestly I couldn’t say I’ve had many memorable moments in a Campaign run that warrants theater mode.

    I’m glad 343i will be using Title Updates more fully than the previous game studios out there. Being able to add features to a game would have made some others much more entertaining.

    Clan support should have been added pre-launch though. Lots of clans, my own included, will be doing all of our activities from day one. But still, props to 343i for being cool enough to keep it on the To-Do board.

    I hope for a feature rich clan system, but I don’t expect too much. They had to take it away from Halo 2, so there are definitely some limits. I outline what I think it will look like in my article on Halo 4 Clans.

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