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  • Halo dev: Players only get bored of boring games

    343 Industries isn’t worried about franchise fatigue with the Halo series, because it’s not just pumping out sequels.

    9 years ago
  • 343 to endure "a lot more scrutiny" for Halo 4 efforts

    343 Industries will be criticised in ways Bungie wasn’t, studio head Frank O’Connor has said.

    9 years ago
  • Halo 4 to explore Master Chief's story

    343 Industries will use Halo 4 to continue revealing Master Chief’s life story, but won’t send him through a dramatic emotional upheaval to drive the plot.

    9 years ago
  • 343 Comic-Con panel discusses all things Halo

    343 Industries’ panel at Comic-Con, which featured the firm’s Frank O’Connor, Kevin Grace, Dan Ayouh and writers Karen Traviss and Greg Bear, discussed the Halo series and the upcoming books book Bear and Traviss are writing, and Halo 4.

    9 years ago
  • Halo 4's Master Chief changes are story-driven

    343 Industries have “reasons” for Master Chief’s cod-piece free makeover. Reasons beyond taste, I mean.

    9 years ago
  • Original Xbox controllers to guest star at Halo Fest

    If you have enormous hands and a love for all things Halo, boy, has Halo Fest got a treat for you.

    9 years ago
  • Halo Anniversary to run two engines side by side

    Halo Anniversary will allow players to switch back and forth between classic and updated graphics in real time, because the game is essentially running two engines simultaneously.

    9 years ago
  • Halo's secret is "something for everyone"

    Frank O’Connor, Microsoft’s franchise development director, has said the secret of Halo’s critical and commercial success is “that is has something for everyone.”

    10 years ago
  • Frank O'Connor: 343 Industries trying to avoid Halo oversaturation

    As Microsoft’s go-to mascot, Master Chief’s got his face iconic visor on everything from Slurpee cups to jewelry. But, believe it or not, Halo handler 343 Industries doesn’t want Master Chief mania to get out of hand. In fact, 343 boss Frank O’Connor’s quite frightened by the prospect.“I worry about that constantly,” he told Joystiq.Concerning […]

    11 years ago
  • Halo 3: ODST moves 2.5 million units in two weeks

    According to a report over on USA Today, Halo 3: ODST has moved 2.5 million units in the past two weeks, with sales reaching $27 million.Earlier today, it was reported that games, comics, videos, books and action figures are planned for the next six years, which will add more money to the Halo franchise as […]

    11 years ago
  • Halo IP planned out for "at least six years," says O'Connor

    Frank O’Connor, head of Microsoft internal Halo-handler 343 Industries, has told USA Today that the Halo franchise has been planned out from now until 2015.“We do have a plan that goes out at least six years,” he said.“Eventually, it will become very apparent that there is a plan for the way the canon all ties […]

    11 years ago
  • Halo Waypoint gets a bit more detailed

    343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor was on hand at Comic-Con, and while there, he provided a few more details regarding Halo Waypoint.Waypoint will feature access to audio and video content, community features, the ability to follow your “Halo career”, track the Halo games you play along with the achievements you unlock and other aspects not directly […]

    11 years ago
  • 343 Industries takes control of Halo brand

    Microsoft’s formed a division named 343 Industries to take control of the entire Halo brand, according to the LA Times.Ex-Bungie man Frank O’Connor’s heading it up.“If you look at how George Lucas held on to Star Wars, not just to make money from action figures but to control the direction the universe went in, you […]

    11 years ago
  • Watch Halo Wars: Expanded Universe trailer right now

    Remember that Halo Wars: Expanded Universe thing we told you about earlier? The one that’s releasing on March 2?The first part’s after the break.It’s lots of people talking about Halo in general, including everyone’s favourite Halo person, Frank O’Connor.What the Sam Hell are you waiting for?

    11 years ago
  • Microsoft: "We'll explore, not exploit, Halo"

    Speaking to Eurogamer at Comic Con, Microsoft’s Frank O’Connor has said the platform holder has no plans to wring the Halo Universe dry.“We have a well defined, carefully orchestrated, properly planned universe to explore not exploit,” he said. “And that’s the tricky part: what are the things people want to do? We have to pick […]

    12 years ago
  • Frank O'Connor quits Bungie for Microsoft

    Blimey. Frank “Frankie” O’Connor’s confirmed that he’s leaving Bungie to join Microsoft, but will continue to work on the Halo franchise.Frank is/was Bungie’s content manager, and has been the “voice” of Halo for years. From here:Dear BungieFans, It’s not you, it’s me. In many ways, you’re too good for me. You can find someone better. […]

    12 years ago

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