Friday, 10 October 2008

You can haz Halo 3: late 2009

Hmmm. This is odd, and it makes me feel old yet again. Way back in the days of Halo 2 about 4 years ago or so, I was online playing with friends and suggested they make a Halo expansion pack that had four player online co-op (the lack of online co-op in Halo 2 was a big, big complaint back then as it has been expected) and let you play as UNSC troops to avoid plot holes. I argued about this repeatedly and was told to shut up and stop bitching a lot, which is usual. I guess great minds think alike as if we fast forward to 2008 things get interesting. Bungie have just announced Halo 3: Recon which is pretty much the same thing but built using the Halo 3 engine and for the 360 - not the original Xbox.

You won't get to play it for a long time though, not until late 2009. This is odd as most expansions on the PC like Kane's Wrath and Crysis: Warhead come out within a year or so of the original title's launch. Still, it is nice to see us finally getting new game content that isn't just a bunch of MP maps as that has been getting boring and predictable for the last say...five years? It is also good to see the console world getting an expansion pack for a console game, not just an expansion labelled as a sequel at full price (*cough* RAINBOW SIX VEGAS 2 *cough*) or a port of a PC expansion that has been out for a while already.

Hell, next thing we will be getting full blown RTS games on the 360! Oh, wait a second...

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Article by: Edwin Jones

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