Posted on July 17, 2008,

E3 2008: Bungie’s New Halo to be Shown at a Dedicated Event

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Unhappy that the new Halo hasn’t made an appearance at E3? Well, don’t hold your breath for a last second showing to steal the show on its last day — Microsoft is waiting to now show the game at a dedicated event where they can do it more justice, according to Don Mattrick.

Originally clocking in at 2 1/2 hours, the game’s removal from Microsoft’s press conference helped to cut that time down to 90 minutes. “We had an embarrassment of riches,” Mattrick told the LA Times. “We felt we could do this game more justice with a more dedicated event.”

“Two big kahunas were left out of the show, and we were still able to deliver a strong performance,” Mattrick said, referring to the exclusive content Rockstar has in store for Grand Theft Auto IV.

Luke Smith has also posted some answers to the most asked questions over on Bungie.net:

1. OMG! The announce was posted at 7! This is all part of the plan.

The news was broken to us shortly before 7 p.m. and we decided to keep with tradition to make a clean break.

2. Why leave the splash page up if it’s not happening?

We left the splash page up for the folks who didn’t see the message or were planning on tuning in the following morning before the news vanished into Bungie.net’s ether.

3. But Harold Ryan is only a TESTER this has to be fake!

Harold was a tester, but assumed the position of President a while ago. Crazy Wiki’s and their misinformation.

I get the feeling that we’ll be hearing more about this new Halo once Sony starts building up more buzz as we get closer to the release of Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet.

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3 Comments on E3 2008: Bungie’s New Halo to be Shown at a Dedicated Event

Duddee

On July 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Since when did anyone care about the most media overhyped game in history? Oh right we don’t.

BetterDude

On July 17, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Hype is good, overhype is bad – but it’s not just Bungie’s fault that their hordes of fans always blab about their next big title, they just deliver what the people demand (for the most part). I just take a sub-active role so I’m informed about the games I will want to buy (Halo, along with other games)

If you don’t like all the hype, ignore it, don’t b!:%&

Steve

On July 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Agreed.

Bungie > Halo

Other than Blizzard, I’ve never seen a dev more dedicated to its community. They go out of their way if you ask me.

I’m kinda hopin’ they open up with a big “Psyke!” tomorrow and announce a new Oni title instead.