Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
December 17, 2014
arrowPress Releases
December 17, 2014
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


GDC: Microsoft Talks Episodic  Halo  Xbox 360 Series
GDC: Microsoft Talks Episodic Halo Xbox 360 Series
March 7, 2007 | By Simon Carless

March 7, 2007 | By Simon Carless
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC, GDC



Talking at a Microsoft-hosted breakfast at GDC, Microsoft executives Shane Kim and Chris Satchell answered questions from collected journalists and bloggers, touching on all aspects of Microsoft's current Xbox 360 strategy.

The conversation ranged over a multitude of subjects, starting with Kim's comment on some of the hardware failure problems with the console since launch. He noted: "It's unfortunate that people have had problems with their Xbox 360... we've got room for improvement on both sides of the equation - it's a top priority for us."

But the biggest news dealt with episodic gaming, since Kim confirmed that Microsoft and Bungie Studios are currently planning two different episodic gaming series for Xbox 360 with Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, commenting: "Our deal with Peter is not about a film guy who wants to make video games".

He also revealed of the Jackson/Bungie collaboration: "We're in the design phase now", continuing: "The first series will be set in the Halo universe." In addition to this deal, Jackson continues to executive produce the currently on hiatus Halo feature film.

The game collaboration was first announced at the Microsoft X06 event, when the first was explained to be "a collaborative effort with Bungie Studios to co-create a completely new and original chapter in the Halo franchise." However, this is the first time that the series has been confirmed to be in episodic, apparently downloadable form.


Related Jobs

Activision Publishing
Activision Publishing — Santa Monica, California, United States
[12.17.14]

Associate Producer-Call of Duty
Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment — Irvine, California, United States
[12.16.14]

Data Analyst
n-Space
n-Space — Orlando, Florida, United States
[12.16.14]

User Interface (UI) Artist
n-Space
n-Space — Orlando, Florida, United States
[12.16.14]

3D Character Animator









Loading Comments

loader image