Tag Archives: 343 industries
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 10:57 BST
Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has released details of its next title update, which will add a new Forge Island playlist to multiplayer, and has called on players to submit their own creations for its consideration.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 10:30 BST
Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has laid bare the contents of its next Monday update, which will add new Forge maps into playlists and implement further gameplay tweaks. The studio will also be livestreaming work-in-progress weapon balancing fixes on its Twitch channel throughout May.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 11:19 BST
Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has outlined its plans to tweak the balancing of the game’s weapon set and vehicles in a new blog post. Find out if your favourite gun is about to be nuked.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 10:10 BST
Halo 4 developer 343 Industries feels that there could be space for micro-payment items in its shooter franchise. However, Dan Ayoub has stressed that nothing has been discussed on the matter yet.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 00:25 BST
343 Industries is offering an advance preview of the upcoming Castle multiplayer map via a livestream today. The broadcast begins at 5:00PM PDT; check it out on 343 Industries’ Twitch channel or via the embed through the break. The DLC map launches on April 8, US time, and will set you back 800 MS points if you don’t have a season pass. Certain Affinity seemed pretty proud of it when Dave spoke to the DLC developer recently.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 06:04 BST
Halo 4′s Castle Map Pack DLC is out April 8, and VG247′s Dave Cook has spoken with 343 Industries and Certain Affinity about what it takes to make the perfect map.
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 | 06:54 BST
Halo franchise creative director Josh Holmes told GDC audiences that 343 Industries toyed with the idea of a stasis gun or grapple harpoon for Halo 4. As reported by Shack News, Holmes said he was very keen to explore and elaborate on Halo’s science fiction themes, but testing revealed players didin’t respond to kooky weapons and enemies, preferring the more familiar toolbox of shotgun (scattershot), assault rifle and sniper rifle. This helped flatten Halo 4′s learning curve and make it more accessible to the mass market is commands despite being an Xbox 360 exclusive.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 | 13:58 GMT
343 Industries hosted a Halo 4 panel at PAX East yesterday, during which the developer revealed new content for April, and the fact the game has seen 11.6 million unique users connected to Xbox Live who have played in any mode – not just multiplayer. This figure also includes guest accounts.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 | 08:13 GMT
Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has released a new batch of Castle Map Pack images. Developed by Certain Affinity, the same team behind the Halo: Anniversary HD and the Black Ops ‘First Strike’ map pack Castle is full of vehicle-focused battlegrounds just waiting to be torn up.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 11:22 GMT
Halo 4 developer 343 Industries has released a new update for its shooter, enabling them to tweak gun balancing in the background. It means that players won’t have to download a new patch each time. the studio changes something slightly.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 15:14 GMT
Halo 4′s Castle Map Pack DLC is dropping April 8, and 343 Industries posted a new batch of locale screens last week, as well as new information about each locale. We’ve got the goods here.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 17:09 GMT
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is being released as a rather neat Blu-Ray and DVD bundle, releasing May 27.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 16:39 GMT
Halo 4′s Castle Map Pack DLC will hit Xbox Live on April 8, bringing three new maps and a 6v6 playlist into the mix.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 05:47 GMT
343 Industries and Tor Books have teamed up with a cryptic promotion for Greg Bear’s upcoming novel, Halo: Silentium. From now until the novel’s launch on March 19, the developer will release “encrypted communications” via Halo Waypoint bulletins and forum posts. Clever fans will be able to use these to unlock “additional content” of some kind. There will be also be some kind of data “embedded” in both the physical and e-book versions of thew novel. Huh. Silentium is the third entry in the Forerunner Saga series.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 05:35 GMT
Here’s another little tidbit form the PAX East schedule which is sure to delight. If you’re heading down to the Boston show, be sure to sotp by Microsoft’s booth and check out the upcoming Castle Map Pack for Halo 4, which will apparently be playable. 343 Industries staffers will be on hand for a panel on the shooter’s multiplayer future, too. PAX East runs March 22 through 24.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | 20:13 GMT
Halo 4 players can soon loo forward to community created amps for Forge mode as well as a playlist for Extraction. The later, currently available in Team Throwdown and Majestic Team DLC, will soon provide you with the opportunity to extract “all day, every day.” Settings included in the new playlist consist of 5v5, rnabled motion tracking, disabling respawn, death cam enabling, and much, much more. The new Forge maps include the area-centric Simplex and Settler. Spawn times will also be worked on for the Majestic Team DLC playlist, and more all set to launch on March 4. Hit up Halo Waypoint for all the information you will ever need on the matter.
Wed, Feb 27, 2013 | 02:28 GMT
Halo’s new guardians 343 Industries hope they can tell stories which don’t necessarily centre on franchise poster boy Master Chief.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 10:26 GMT
Halo 4 is receiving a sizeable update this week, courtesy of developer 343 Industries. No specific time for the update has been given, but we’ve got the patch notes here.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 10:54 GMT
Halo 4′s Majestic Map pack DLC will release on February 25th. Developer 343 Industries has released a new trailer for the content, showing off the maps Landfall, Monolith and Skyline in action. There’s also ten new achievements, and a new free-for-all playlist called Infinity Rumble.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 | 11:06 GMT