It's no secret that Microsoft is looking to make a big push with Project Natal. So what better way to get a new piece of hardware off the ground than by associating it with Halo?
It looks like we may see just that, according to Bungie President Harold Ryan, who told the Seattle Times "I absolutely think Reach could be enabled with it [Natal]".
Hopefully it's an optional thing. I'm not sure I want to be blowing up the covenant by pointing my finger at the TV, but with Bungie's creative talent who knows what great ideas they could come up with.
Do you want Firefight mode in Halo Reach? Then make sure you tell Bungie how much you love it after you play Halo ODST this month.
That's right, Bungie says that if people dig firefight mode in Halo ODST (and really, is there any chance that people aren't going to love it?), then they will likely include it in Halo Reach as well.
"I don't think we've ever been known to really take things away from each successive release, so I think it's safe to say that if Firefight gets a lot of traction and people love it, it probably has a good future home in our next title as well," Bungie community manager Brian Jarrard told Eurogamer at PAX 2009.
Amazon sure is making it difficult to hold off on preordering ODST (which remember comes with a halo reach beta key). They are now offering a startling $20 credit back when you preorder the game. You get $10 back in videogame credit just for ordering, plus get a bonus $5 back for entering the code HALOODST, and finally you also get a bonus $5 credit to Amazon's MP3 store.
That basically makes the game $40, brand new, on release day. Not too shabby. Click the jump for the link to order and reserve your halo reach beta key today.
...Or at least what it could look like. A few people have recently come out with this fan-made mock-up of what the menu could look like. I must say, it's really cool and it would be neat if Bungie ended up using something similar to this. What do you all think?
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Amazon is currently running a promotion that gives you a free $10 gift card to spend on future videogames when you preorder Halo: ODST. Remember, buying Halo: ODST gets you access to the Halo Reach Beta.
For those of you that haven't seen it yet, here is the teaser trailer for Halo Reach from E3, with a mention of the Halo Reach Beta being included in Halo: ODST.
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Just a few days after the 10-year anniversary of the day Bungie started working on its first Halo game, Bungie tells IGN UK that it has begun work on its last.
Bungie's Lars Bakken goes on to say that Bungie is "already working on a new IP that we can't talk about yet", and that it's not even necessarily an FPS.
But that doesn't mean it will be the last Halo...
It has been confirmed, by Bungie themselves, that the multiplayer beta for Halo: Reach will be included with Halo: ODST. While ODST only brings along with it new single player (it will still use Halo 3's multiplayer), it's good to know that Bungie is also at work on another full-blown Halo game including multiplayer. That is our namesake, Halo: Reach.
At this time, buying Halo:ODST is the only confirmed method for getting into the Halo Reach beta. Whether or not there will be additional ways to join is as of yet, undetermined.