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Confirmed by Bloomberg: Microsoft brings back Halo veteran Joseph Staten to get Infinite back on track

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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Yeah, I think 2022 is looking more and more likely.

Also, let's all just agree on this:

The budget is at, or will be, 500 million dollars.
Joe did immense work on the halo's but he was more a story guy. Other than shitty looking this makes me think the story, plot etc are also shit and need to be re-written which is going to take a lot of time
 

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Definitely going to be Fall 2021, unless they're just having him work on the story going forward.
 

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I thought infinite just had technical weaknesss with the engine, but this seems it's in worse state than i hoped...?
 
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Yeah, I think 2022 is looking more and more likely.

Also, let's all just agree on this:

The budget is at, or will be at, 500 million dollars when all is said and done.
It seams just crazy to me, I understand 100 million, but 1/2 a billion?! Since the game was supposed to be launched this year, that means they blew through that budget already. What the heck were they doing? Someone should be fired at the leadership level.
 

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Joseph Stanten responsible for the story of Halo 1 - Halo 3?
 

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It seams just crazy to me, I understand 100 million, but 1/2 a billion?! Since the game was supposed to be launched this year, that means they blew through that budget already. What the heck were they doing? Someone should be fired at the leadership level.

It's a mess.
  • 5 years of development (so far)
    • Numerous departures and lost time
  • New engine
  • Marketing deals that have fallen through + partners that need to be reimbursed
This is a golden opportunity for Staten, though. He can make Bonnie Ross look like a real moron.
 
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How embarrassing for all this publicly play out, 343 have been incompetent and Phil as the overall leader of Xbox should have managed the scenario better.

calamity in the face of launch with their premier franchise, customer confidence it does not instill.

From dropping sales, reviews, MCC disaster and now this.....Halo has been slowly beat down under Phil and 343.

clowns
 

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Jason Statham? Yes!


Oh.
 

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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It seams just crazy to me, I understand 100 million, but 1/2 a billion?! Since the game was supposed to be launched this year, that means they blew through that budget already. What the heck were they doing? Someone should be fired at the leadership level.
Im just baffled thinking what this game has to sell to get even close to even
 

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How embarrassing for all this publicly play out, 343 have been incompetent and Phil as the overall leader of Xbox should have managed the scenario better.

calamity in the face of launch with their premier franchise, customer confidence it does not instill.

From dropping sales, reviews, MCC disaster and now this.....Halo has been slowly beat down under Phil and 343.

clowns

Maybe Bonnie haven't been clear and honest when providing studio update... there has to be trust when dealing with your studios
 
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How embarrassing for all this publicly play out, 343 have been incompetent and Phil as the overall leader of Xbox should have managed the scenario better.

calamity in the face of launch with their premier franchise, customer confidence it does not instill.

From dropping sales, reviews, MCC disaster and now this.....Halo has been slowly beat down under Phil and 343.

clowns

The guy was so confident prior to the Xbox showcase in July that one has to think if it was out of arrogance or ineptitude.
 

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Phil may get #metoo if he went in too hard. MS and Apple seems to be at the forefront with diversity hire 🤷‍♀️

You do have to wonder what's going on, much like when people questioned Bob Iger's hesitance to fire Kathleen Kennedy, despite there being ample reason to do so.
 
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Joe is good news for long time Halo fans.

Joe's current role at MS seems to be more of Project Manager/Fixer/Get the game to ship w/ Crackdown 3 being the last major AAA release he worked on. He got brought onto that game late in development as well.
 
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longdi

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You do have to wonder what's going on, much like when people questioned Bob Iger's hesitance to fire Kathleen Kennedy, despite there being ample reason to do so.
Imo pushing this news on Bloomberg feels like Phil is starting to play hard. Someone is getting taken into account, shareholders don't like such news ..