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Halo Wars Was 'Whoring Out the Franchise'

Tony Goodman, founder of now defunct Ensemble Studios, explained in an interview that Microsoft forced the development studio to adjust their strategy to the Halo setting (a project which was otherwise unrelated to the Halo universe).

"Microsoft was pretty risk averse and they said, 'I don't know if we want to take the risk of creating strategy games on a console. We'd feel better if Halo were attached to it," he said.

It appears that MS addressed the dev team simply with: "paint over what you have with Halo stuff." Wow, talk about stimulating creativity. Way to go Microsoft.

"Another problem was that Bungie was never up for it," commented Goodman. "Bungie was kind of sore about the idea. What they called it was 'the whoring out of our franchise or something. "Yeah, that didn't create a great relationship between us and Bungie; they viewed us as someone infringing [on their franchise]."

Personally, I only remember Halo Wars thanks to the brilliant work done by Blur - the studio responsible for the breathtaking cut-scenes in that game.

Thanks, CVG.



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araczynski Sep 27 2012, 05:04 am EDT
halo wars was the only halo game i've ever liked, the FPS kiddie drivel is a joke.
  Vader: Why is Halo FPS kiddy drivel. It's just FPS drivel fo…
Un Om Bun: I played Halo 1 and the enemies were retarded kiddie …
Vader: Halo 1? Enemies retarded? One of the best AIs around,…
Un Om Bun: They looked like 5-7 age bracket cartoon characters t…
Moesha: It was pretty darn good for the hardware available at…
Terminator: Halo 1 is one of the best FPS games ever made. So is …
Juxtapose: @Terminator Halo 2 is great and Halo 3: ODST, outside…
Terminator Sep 27 2012, 10:14 am EDT
Halo Wars was a joke. The controls sucked, the gameplay sucked, etc. The cut-scenes were the only reason I finished that game. They were awesome!
Juxtapose Sep 27 2012, 12:12 pm EDT
For a console RTS, Halo Wars was pretty solid. No were near PC RTS quality, don't get me wrong, but credit where credit is due. At least it tried to be something different as opposed to the same old drivel, and I don't just mean another Halo clone, but in general.
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