Speaking to Edge, Splash Damage founder Paul Wedgwood has claimed the Halo 3's online play is an antiquated beast, and that depth is lacking from console gaming in general.
"Arguably, and this is not to dismiss what people have achieved in the past, but Halo 3 multiplayer is really Quake 3 from 1999," he said.
"Even Call of Duty 4 is just Counter-Strike on the PC from 2001."
Wedgwood claimed that deep shooters and strategy games had never successfully been published on consoles at all.
"There’s an amazing amount of depth that could be present on consoles, but it isn’t there because real-time strategy games have never been successful on consoles, deep first-person shooters have never been on the consoles, and so on," he added.
Wedgwood's currently working on a yet-to-be-announced Bethesda project.