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Halo 4 To Work on Surface Tablets

Microsoft exec Don Mattrick told attendees of the GameBeat 2012 conference that Halo 4 will work with Microsoft's recently announced Surface tablet. They say they were able to confirm Surface support for the upcoming first-person shooter sequel after the panel, but have no further details on how this will work at this time.

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18. Re: Halo 4 To Work on Surface Tablets Jul 11, 2012, 11:20 kanniballl
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 10:05:
Verno wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 09:45:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 05:46:
This could be like what Ghost Recon did with the weapon customization on the tablet. You can customize your weapon and loadout on the tablet and it gets saved back in to the game. Halo also have that waypoint application on the 360 that shows you videos and news and stuff, maybe that will be available on the tablet.

That sounds like some of the most pointless tertiary game functionality I can think of. I don't like anything that takes me out of a game.

Rephrase that for me to "I don't like anything that makes me look away from the game."

Yeah, I can manage my inventory on a tablet, great. I'd rather pause the game (which mentally takes me out of it, I suppose) and go into an inventory screen than take my eyes off of it.

People have argued this with me about the WiiU, but I can't think of a single time I want a second screen in a game, the exception being multiplayer on-the-couch things like picking plays in the Dreamcast NFL game, but those instances are so few and far between...

I agree for some of that.

But I might not mind using an iPad or something for inventory management or something... especially of the game is more or less paused anyway (or I'm hiding in a corner) . The touch-screen interface makes it easier to use than the XBox360 controller to do anything advanced.

It's not too immersion-breaking since I doubt your TV is so huge that you never even see the edges of it or the TV stand/cabinet. Or look away to see what the dog wants, or who's calling on your cell, or whatever.

That being said, I'd ONLY want it for something like a detailed map or inventory management where the game is stopped or I can risk looking away. Anything more than that, or anything that would require me checking it constantly, would stink.

"Oh no, I have to switch grenades in a hair-ball fire fight. Let me scroll scroll sticky select... oh I died 2 minutes ago and some douche is t-bagging me"



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