Halo hunting season is officially open over at EA. The publisher's weapon of choice? Crysis 2, a game about, well, a dude in armor who has to save humanity from aliens using a variety of weapons both vaguely reminiscent of our own and not of this world.
We'd say it just about fits the bill.
"We were trying to craft a Halo-killer, you know a product that would squarely go after what Bungie built with our partners at Crytek. So the Crysis 2 product is spectacular, very high-end, and is going to be a multi-year franchise," EA Games label president Frank Gibeau told IndustryGamers.
So then, is that why EA rolled over when Activision went for the throat with its ten year deal with Bungie? In a manner of speaking, yes.
"When you look at Crytek, DICE, Epic, the LA team building MoH, and then Respawn, you know we got a pretty damn killer team. There’s not a lot of opening positions left on that roster and so that was definitely something that played into how we’ve looked at opportunities out there. But, we’re going for it and I‘ve gotten to know the Bungie guys over the years and they’re a terrific bunch of people, but we’re very pleased and confident with what we got and the franchises in our portfolio," he said.
Master Chief vs. Crysis Guy! Place your bets now!