Watch the LNG video.DEM0N LLAMA wrote:Where was any of this ever said?MasterCh1ef87 wrote:Adding more to this. As also stated MCC PC port exists and works flawlessly but Microsoft and the higher ups say no to this. Supposedly the Xbox one version was going to be fixed with cross platform play with PC players but it was scraped. This fills in a missing blank about Halo on PC. Why would you release Halo Wars 2 and Halo 6 on PC but not the past games to catch up story wise?yes Halo Wars 2 comes with the first one but what about all the others. The MCC was going to be the first big cross platform game between Xbox and PC to use that feature and catch PC players up story wise.From what I've heard, 343 was actually mad at Microsoft for misleading the ads.harithavaraj wrote:So a billion dollar company thought that having ads that barely connected with the main game was a good idea?No I don't think there's zero input from 343, but Microsoft still makes the ads. Just read the other posts or watch the video, then you'll get it.harithavaraj wrote:You really think Microsoft makes the ads with zero input from 343?*Facepalm*So Microsoft has been writing the story for every game now?You said that that you knew that Cortana was going to die from the trailers. Guess who does the trailers and ads: Microsoft. Also, you know that the story was probably already finished by the time the trailers came out.Lorient Avandi wrote:Honestly I highly doubt that was MS wanting to kill Cortana off. If you actually read the novels, and did the math, you wouldve known simply from the announcement trailer that Cortana was probably gonna die in Halo 4. I also don't know anybody personally who uses windows that actually thinks of the character when using the Cortana app. I don't know anybody period who hasnt played Halo who even knows what Cortana's name is. It's not like when you go to search, or you ask Cortana who she is, she says "I'm that one blue chick from the posters of that one xbox game your kids play called Halo"That didn't want people to associate Cortana with video games but to associate it with a Siri kind of thing.That doesn't make any sense. The name Cortana piggybacks off the popualrity of Halo. Why seperate its connection from the game? You don't. That's stupid.They killed her off in halo 4 to separate their Cortana app (the Siri of Windows) from video games. After fan backlash, they ordered her back.If they were gonna force Cortana to be in Halo 5, they wouldn't have let her be killed off in the first place.They do give creative freedom, but Microsoft ultimately decides whether to keep it or scrap it. They also say which elements HAVE to be in the story (i.e. Cortana).It appears you don't know much about game development if you think MS gives 343 no creative freedom.It appears you don't know much about game development. Microsoft is the overlord of 343. 343 makes the games, but if Microsoft doesn't like something, they change it. It was Microsoft's decision to cut content, add microtransactions, and change halo 5's story for the worse, not 343's.CHRISPOCALYP5E wrote:Once again... They own 343. THEY. DIDN'T. CREATE. THE. GAME. Why don't any of you understand? 343 have killed the franchise because they made the game the way it is. Microsoft just publish the game and give 343 it's pay checks.
Halo was dying after Reach, Halo 4 killed Halo's spotlight, TMCC was the final nail in the coffin and Halo 5 was the end of all things. 343 made Halo 4's online short lived, it was dead quite quick. TMCC was the biggest -blam- up 343 ever did and just about every Halo fan disbanded. Halo 5 was the next abomination that introduced a mini influx of gamers and once again the game has become a ghost town.
(Yes I say ghost town because hundreds of thousands of gamers world wide makes a game alive whereas a couple hundred or just a thousand American gamers make the game dead).
Microsoft tells 343 what needs to be in the story. 343 then makes the story and checks in with Microsoft to make sure everything is alright. If Microsoft likes it, they start making ads for it.
Put it this way. Microsoft allowed devs to make Gears of War Judgment. Microsoft allowed devs to make Fable 3. Microsoft allowed devs to make Ryse.
If Microsoft has overarching input on all game stories, why do so many Microsoft owned IPs get released with pretty bad stories.
Microsoft is a billion dollar company. You really think they care so much about the campaign part of a multiplayer game, where the industry has no problem selling multiplayer only games? 343 has some sort of vision. It may take some time to fully be revealed, but they do have one.
Am I the only one who remembers how much hate the Halo 2 story got? Is that all Microsofts fault as well?
We have no full pay off in terms of the Reclaimer saga.
An online video with no proof and lots of fluff is just as good as sales estimates from VG Chartz, you know, the website that has never divulged its sources or what type of sources they are.
Speculation =/= Proof
here's all the evidence we have:
-MasterCh1ef87's post on page 11 saying he was told the exact same thing.
-Early leaks of halo 5 that talk about an open world game (which LNG said that halo 5 was supposed to be open world).
-Halo 5 releasing with little content and a bad story.
This is some of my speculation: LNG said the brutes we're supposed to return as the main antagonist at the end of halo 5. A few of the DLC weapons we've received have been brute focused (brute PR, gravity hammer). If they had already developed the models, that could've been why they put them in. In halo wars 2, the banished is a brute faction and could potentially be the covenant in halo 6, following the path that halo 5 was meant to go on.
[Locked] Microsoft will be the death of Halo