343 Industries Remains Master Chef of Master Chief

Following the news that Halo developer 343 Industries was caught up in the recent round of cuts at Microsoft came a rumor that Halo Infinite campaign DLCs were being cancelled and another rumor that 343 was ceasing direct development and would oversee external development of future content for the sci-fi shooter series. Now a tweet from 343 studio head Pierre Hintze addresses the speculation. This does not address whether campaign DLC is still expected, but it does state that 343 is continuing on as the developer on the Halo series:
Halo and Master Chief are here to stay.

343 Industries will continue to develop Halo now and in the future, including epic stories, multiplayer, and more of what makes Halo great.

Pierre Hintze
Studio Head
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Jan 23, 2023, 20:05
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Re: 343 Industries Remains Master Chef of Master Chief Jan 23, 2023, 20:05
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VaranDragon wrote on Jan 23, 2023, 03:14:
The worst parts of MW5 are the braindead copy and paste missions. Not saying the other shit isn't bad, but if the missions were cool and inspired, instead of the same 3 variants of the usual brawls of attrition that they are, the game's other faults could at least be tolerated.

Honestly, I can't remember any inspired missions in the MW games past the third one. 4 was okay, but it played everything too safe.
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Jan 23, 2023, 10:44
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Re: 343 Remains Master Chef Jan 23, 2023, 10:44
Jan 23, 2023, 10:44
 
Halo campaign makes you ponder if short or long games are better? Halo surprisingly short for an open world. I think the answer maybe medium length games.
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Jan 23, 2023, 09:47
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Nucas wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 18:22:
halo has the worst fanbase i've ever seen, possibly in any medium.

It does seem that way doesn't it? At this point, no matter what direction Halo is taken, a large portion of the fans are going to heavily complain. If the devs stick with the original gameplay, fans will complain about the game feeling old and stale. If they try something new, fans will complain that they didn't stick to the original formula. Fans are looking for the same feeling they got when they played Halo for the first time. That's something they will never feel again but keep on expecting the devs to fulfill. The curse of nostalgia I'd call it.

My biggest complaint with the direction of Halo is the storyline. Halo 4's storyline was confusing and went in a really lame direction. In Halo 5, suddenly AIs have a shelf life and start doing all sorts of crazy shit as they die. In Halo Infinite it was nothing remarkable and would be really confusing if you hadn't played 5 (which was probably the case for a lot of PC gamers). It feels like Bungie left the franchise at the perfect time in regards to the story. Bungie finished the original story, filled it out with Reach and ODST, and then 343 was left to try to figure out where to take it from there.
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Jan 23, 2023, 09:15
Verno
 
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Re: 343 Industries Remains Master Chef of Master Chief Jan 23, 2023, 09:15
Jan 23, 2023, 09:15
 Verno
 
As a consumer, I'm not interested in 343i developed versions of Halo anymore.
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Jan 23, 2023, 05:29
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Jan 23, 2023, 05:29
 
Somewhere, out there, Blue is quietly giggling to himself repeatedly, after coming up with that headline.
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Jan 23, 2023, 03:14
 
The worst parts of MW5 are the braindead copy and paste missions. Not saying the other shit isn't bad, but if the missions were cool and inspired, instead of the same 3 variants of the usual brawls of attrition that they are, the game's other faults could at least be tolerated.
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Jan 23, 2023, 00:55
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Jan 23, 2023, 00:55
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 19:26:
Overon wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 16:00:
I dream and hope for 2 things, petty they may be:
1) Piranha Games somehow loses license to make Mechwarrior games.
2) 343 Industries somehow loses license to make Halo games.

While I don't care about Halo, I absolutely agree about Mechwarrior.

After someone here knob slobbed Mechwarrior 5 and stated that it was "so much better now", I installed it again. Let me be blunt: that person is full of shit. Not just a little but enough that the EPA would designate them as a Superfund site.

Enemies popping in from literally thin air are still a thing (especially tanks), brain dead team AI is still a thing, and then there's still the problem of bizarre framrate drops for...reasons. There's not a single set of replicable steps that I can point to that causes it. GPU temps aren't high nor is its utilization. Same with the CPU and memory. It's being played off a 980 Pro NVME drive so it's not like it's being held back by spinning rust.

At this point, I think Ubisoft could probably turn out a better Mechwarrior game.
If Mechwarrior 5 is "so much better now" I shudder to think the state of the game when it was first released.
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Jan 22, 2023, 22:36
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Re: 343 Industries Remains Master Chef of Master Chief Jan 22, 2023, 22:36
Jan 22, 2023, 22:36
 
Sounds like it really needs a change of hands. Nevermind all the issues leading up to co-op's release.

I played Infinite's campaign in its entirety in co-op, and the sheer number of issues and bugs we ran into was staggering. I'm glad I didn't buy it. It was fun, and I like the open world, but the bugs... Good lord. It's not that complex of a game! Simple, yet important, things like your abilities not working at all until you die (and sometimes not even then). Not having your grappling hook significantly hinders you in a lot of places.
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Jan 22, 2023, 21:32
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Jan 22, 2023, 21:32
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 21:11:

I've had Infinite on wishlist for a while. It would be great if they let us sample it like they did with MCC. The free weekend there made me purchase it on sale.

Pretty sure you can just play it on Xbox Live for like $1.

yup.
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Jan 22, 2023, 21:11
PHJF
 
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Jan 22, 2023, 21:11
 PHJF
 

I've had Infinite on wishlist for a while. It would be great if they let us sample it like they did with MCC. The free weekend there made me purchase it on sale.

Pretty sure you can just play it on Xbox Live for like $1.
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Jan 22, 2023, 20:35
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Jan 22, 2023, 20:35
 
I bought Infinite at 50% off and enjoyed it. The campaign is a blend of ye olde interior corridor missions with open-world exploration and base clearing. You unlock outposts all over where you can choose any weapon and vehicle you've unlocked, pick up some friendlies to ride along, and then go wreak some havoc. Driving a Warthog full of NPCs with heavy weapons around is still a ton of fun, and you can do that as much as you want in that enormous overworld map.
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Jan 22, 2023, 20:17
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Jan 22, 2023, 20:17
 
I've had Infinite on wishlist for a while. It would be great if they let us sample it like they did with MCC. The free weekend there made me purchase it on sale.

Really enjoyed my time with the Halo MCC. Hoping Infinite will be good too.
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Jan 22, 2023, 19:26
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Overon wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 16:00:
I dream and hope for 2 things, petty they may be:
1) Piranha Games somehow loses license to make Mechwarrior games.
2) 343 Industries somehow loses license to make Halo games.

While I don't care about Halo, I absolutely agree about Mechwarrior.

After someone here knob slobbed Mechwarrior 5 and stated that it was "so much better now", I installed it again. Let me be blunt: that person is full of shit. Not just a little but enough that the EPA would designate them as a Superfund site.

Enemies popping in from literally thin air are still a thing (especially tanks), brain dead team AI is still a thing, and then there's still the problem of bizarre framrate drops for...reasons. There's not a single set of replicable steps that I can point to that causes it. GPU temps aren't high nor is its utilization. Same with the CPU and memory. It's being played off a 980 Pro NVME drive so it's not like it's being held back by spinning rust.

At this point, I think Ubisoft could probably turn out a better Mechwarrior game.
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Jan 22, 2023, 18:22
Nucas
 
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Jan 22, 2023, 18:22
 Nucas
 
according to jason schreier everything in the original "leak" was bullshit and that appears to be born out by this message. there's no reason to think the part about all story DLC being cancelled is exclusively true.

i'd like to see some story DLC released, personally. i've generally liked all the halo campaigns i've had the chance to play on PC. halo has the worst fanbase i've ever seen, possibly in any medium.
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Jan 22, 2023, 17:19
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Jan 22, 2023, 17:19
 

I'm not surprised campaign DLCs were cancelled.

The latest Halo's campaign is infinitely shitty.

They had a winning formula with Halo 1 and 2, then it all went downhill from there, go figure.
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Jan 22, 2023, 16:56
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Jan 22, 2023, 16:56
 
We promise that 343 Industries will continue to NOT provide split-screen co-op for Halo Infinite, despite explicitly pledging to do so, in writing, after it's absence in Halo 5 led to criticism. We further pledge to not fulfill our promise to Halo fans from now until the end of time. Let the celebrating commence!
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Jan 22, 2023, 16:00
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Jan 22, 2023, 16:00
 
I dream and hope for 2 things, petty they may be:
1) Piranha Games somehow loses license to make Mechwarrior games.
2) 343 Industries somehow loses license to make Halo games.
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Jan 22, 2023, 15:01
El Pit
 
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Jan 22, 2023, 15:01
 El Pit
 
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Jan 22, 2023, 14:18
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Jan 22, 2023, 14:18
 
wow, that's a great way of not providing clarity by not saying "ceasing direct development and overseeing external development" -- can you tell they're not not owned by microsoft
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