Halo is The Star Wars of Video Games, Says Microsoft

How many people agree with that?

Posted By | On 29th, Oct. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

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Halo is one of the biggest franchises in gaming- highly acclaimed, massively selling, and among other things, one of the first gaming properties ever to cross over outside of video games and leverage a cross media strategy properly. It has an instantly recognizable protagonist, and a rich universe with great lore- and Microsoft thinks that this makes it the Star Wars of video games.

“What’s really so special about Halo, and people will feel it the moment they start playing the campaign, is just the richness of the universe and the story and it’s very much like what Star Wars is to movies, Halo is to games,” said Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg to Gamespot. “You have that special sauce–it’s unlike anything else. So I think that whole universe and what the team has done at 343 with this game and I would stay staying true to what is Halo as a Halo fan, but also modernizing it and innovating it in some ways that I think makes the game a lot of fun to play and really engaging. We’re optimistic that reviews and fans will respond positively, but of course, we’ll wait and see how people feel about it. But personally, I’ve played all the Halo titles and this one definitely has something special that I’ve never seen before.”

Personally, I think this may have been true back in 2007-2010, when the Halo zeitgeist was at its zenith, with the release of Halo 3 and Halo Reach, but I mean, if you think about it, even Star Wars saw a relative lull with the prequel movies. Hey, who knows, maybe Microsoft is on to something here!

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  • Kfal Balli

    It is. But so is Mass Effect.

    • Terminator

      When I think of star wars I think of space battles, both Halo and Mass Effect have it but they mostly focus on ground battles.

    • Kfal Balli

      They had a segment in Halo 4 when you’re piloting a jet. But technically when you’re in the ghost on one of those spacey maps it’s a space battle. But both games do give me the star wars feel.

    • Herald of Gaben

      Hahahahaha! There is no limit to Xbox fanboy stupidity!

    • Kfal Balli

      Trolls gon troll.

  • Robert

    Star wars beta was repetitive

  • XbotMK1

    I think Microsoft’s arrogance has made them delusional and it shows what their intentions are.

    It shows how Microsoft targets existing popular franchises as a goal post instead of creating their own. They focus on stealing or replicating the success of other franchises and milking them to death instead of risking money on original ideas. Microsoft thinks their few franchises are the best. All Microsoft accomplished with their statement is make Halo look bad and Star Wars look like the perfection they want.

    Star Wars is popular accross movies, books, comics, toys, commercials, theme parks, cereal boxes, memes, quotes, and video games. Star Wars is a worldwide franchise that has been compared to religions and the story and lore is so rich that fans take moral inspirations from it. Halo is really only known in video games and even then Halo isn’t even close to being anything like the story and moral themes found in Star Wars. And Star Wars is also a video game, so how is Halo the Star Wars of video games Microsoft? Star Wars Battlefront?

    Microsoft just wants to compete with everything that is popular.

    For example, Microsoft saw Gran Turismo and wanted it for themselves so they made Forza.

    Microsoft saw Uncharted and wanted it for themselves so they stole Tomb Raider.

    Phil Spencer: “I like Uncharted. I wish we had a game like that” “Instead of buying Uncharted you can buy our system and play Tomb Raider”

    It seems like Microsoft can’t create their own ideas, they will buy an existing one (Gears of War/Minecraft), or they will copy an existing one. For example, Microsoft is trying to make Halo play like Call of Duty.

    Star Wars has a popular story, and many reviewers are saying Halo 5’s story is bad. If Microsoft wants to keep Halo relevant or like Star Wars, they may need to improve it’s story. Anyways, I thought Halo fans didn’t care about stories and Halo is only known for it’s multiplayer.


    • Tech junkie

      Got haters? Must be doing something right

  • Anthony

    These Xtards in the comment section like Terminator really are sheep. Allways defending the dumb stuff Microsoft does or says.

    How can Greenburg say something so stupid?


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