Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:09 am Post subject: HALO 3 not the end of battle?
Here is a short cut from an interview with Shane Kim, head of Microsoft Game Studios compairing HALO to STARWARS and even mentions the HALO MOVIE
"1UP: And you stated the other night, you're closing out the core three chapters.
Kim: A trilogy is three.
1UP: Is the future of the franchise in supporting stuff? Peter compared it to Star Wars, which initially was this core franchise that was spun off in various directions. At your level, is that the strategy for the brand now?
Kim: Yeah, we hopefully have created a property that we can expand and extend into other areas where they make sense. For example, the partnership with Peter Jackson and what we're doing with Bunige there. It's going to be set in the Halo universe, but it's not going to be Halo 4. It's not going to be set inside that Halo 1, 2, 3 timeframe, it's a different story being told in the Halo universe and it's really exciting. You will hear more about that shortly, but it's really exciting. That's the way you start to expand beyond Halo the videogame into Halo the entertainment property, and you have to do that really carefully or people will say, "What's next? The Halo Party game? What's next? The Halo Driving Game?"
1UP: Halo Kart Racing.
Kim: Yeah, exactly. We're not going to do that. It's too valuable a property. Peter says it's a billion dollar franchise, which is true, in sales of Halo videogames, but in terms of asset value? Four or five times that. That's really what we're going to be careful about nurturing and growing. Now, we don't have a lot of experience doing this, so it's going to be a lot of fun, so that's why we're going to be really careful about things like the Halo movie. I want to go to a red carpet premiere, yes, but I want to go to a red carpet premiere of a really great Halo movie that we can all be proud of and then [have people] go "oh my god, I have to get into this universe somehow."
So maybe there will be plenty of Halo games but probobly without the halo worlds and masterchief, or spartans. Star wars games have done fine without adding in or mentioning Darth vader, Yoda, luke or anyone else and even take place thousands of years ahead or behind the parent story.[/b]
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