Phil Spencer Defends Future Of Halo Amid Cuts And Criticism

Phil Spencer Defends Future Of Halo Amid Cuts And Criticism

Image: 343 Industries / Microsoft Things haven’t been going great for Xbox recently. Microsoft is facing stiff resistance in its attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard. It released hardly any big exclusive blockbusters last year. And it just cut over 10,000 jobs last week, including many senior developers at Halo Infinite studio 343 Industries. Microsoft Gaming … Read more

343 Industries, Hit By Layoffs, Says It Will Keep Making Halo

343 Industries, Hit By Layoffs, Says It Will Keep Making Halo

Image: Halo When Microsoft—a company that made “$198 billion in revenue and $83 billion in operating income” in 2022—made the decision to axe 10,000 workers last week, a number of those came from their video game operations, particularly 343 Industries, the overseers of the Halo series. 343, hit now by a combination of layoffs and … Read more

Halo 4, 10 Years Later, Remains an Admirable Mess

Halo 4, 10 Years Later, Remains an Admirable Mess

Image: 343 Industries/Microsoft It’s a law of nature that eventually, every long-running game franchise will have a particular entry that gets dinged for straying too far from what made it so fun in the first place. Your Super Mario Sunshine, your Dragon Age II, Assassin’s Creed III, and so on. Whether or not that opinion … Read more

Winter Update Battle Pass Preview | Halo Infinite – HALO

Winter Update Battle Pass Preview | Halo Infinite – HALO

Winter Update Battle Pass Preview | Halo Infinite  HALO Halo Infinite Is Getting Match and Performance-Based XP Rewards Next Week And Here’s How It Will Work  IGN Halo Infinite outlines upcoming matchmaking and ranked improvements  TrueAchievements Halo Infinite Ranked Play And Matchmaking Will Soon Be Overhauled  GameSpot Halo Infinite Winter Update: Ranked improvements, new maps & everything we know  Dexerto … Read more

Official Halo-Themed Prosthetics Help Out Kids With Limb Loss

Official Halo-Themed Prosthetics Help Out Kids With Limb Loss

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Limbitless Solutions / Kotaku Halo developer 343 Industries announced on October 18 that it will expand its partnership with Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit that creates free custom prosthetics for children with limb loss, which it initiated in 2018. In addition to its existing prosthetic collaborations, a Master Chief and the Arbiter … Read more

Halo Devs Still Unsure About Adding MTX To MCC

Halo Devs Still Unsure About Adding MTX To MCC

Image: 343 / Microsoft Since it was released in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection received a variety of updates and tweaks, including maps and modes that in some cases were never in the original games. But one thing that wasn’t added were in-game microtransactions. That could change soon, however, as Halo developers 343 Industries … Read more

Halo Infinite Fans Fight Over Gun Not Yet In The Game

Halo Infinite Fans Fight Over Gun Not Yet In The Game

I can’t wait to see how low my teammate Zack’s accuracy is with this thing.Image: 343 Industries In the year since it’s been publicly playable, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinite hasn’t received a single new weapon. But if recent leaks are to be believed, a new gun—the so-called bandit rifle, which looks a lot like … Read more

Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

Screenshot: Bungie / Kotaku The coolest part of Halo 2 never made it into Halo 2. If you’re at all a fan of the series, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the “Earthcity” demo, shown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2003. That level never made it into the full release of Halo 2, … Read more