343 Industries, Hit By Layoffs, Says It Will Keep Making Halo

Image: Halo When Microsoft—a company that made “$198 billion in revenue and $83 billion in operating income” in 2022—made the decision to axe 10,000 workers last week, a number of those came from their video game operations, particularly 343 Industries, the overseers of the Halo series. 343, hit now by a combination of layoffs and … Read more

Someone Recreated The Entire Halo 1 End Level In Halo Infinite

The fantastic and famous final level of the original Xbox classic Halo: Combat Evolved features the Master Chief driving a Warthog as he tries to escape the Pillar of Autumn spaceship before it explodes. And now this iconic ending has been fully recreated by one player in Halo Infinite Forge. When Halo Infinite launched in … Read more

343 Releases Previously Unseen Images From Halo 2 Development

Image: 343 In Halo, “the sandbox” often refers to the weapons and vehicles on a map at any given time: all the toys you have to play with. But for a whole other set of Halo fans, that sandbox is the game itself. Be it through Forge or ambitious modding projects like SPV3, playing with … Read more

Halo 4, 10 Years Later, Remains an Admirable Mess

Image: 343 Industries/Microsoft It’s a law of nature that eventually, every long-running game franchise will have a particular entry that gets dinged for straying too far from what made it so fun in the first place. Your Super Mario Sunshine, your Dragon Age II, Assassin’s Creed III, and so on. Whether or not that opinion … Read more

Official Halo-Themed Prosthetics Help Out Kids With Limb Loss

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Limbitless Solutions / Kotaku Halo developer 343 Industries announced on October 18 that it will expand its partnership with Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit that creates free custom prosthetics for children with limb loss, which it initiated in 2018. In addition to its existing prosthetic collaborations, a Master Chief and the Arbiter … Read more

How Bungie’s 15 Year Old Shooter Defined Triple-A Games

Image: Microsoft/Bungie These days, the Blockbuster Game, a release from a major publisher that’s hoping to be an Event that occupies everyone’s attention and Game of the Year discussions, is an institution. It’s easy to tell what such a game is in its current state, as it’s typically about fathers trying to connect with their … Read more

Halo Infinite | The Yappening Event Launch Trailer – HALO

Halo Infinite | The Yappening Event Launch Trailer  HALO Halo Infinite Won’t Get Split-Screen Co-Op, But Players Have Worked Out How to Do It Now – IGN  IGN Halo Infinite players find a sneaky way to play split-screen co-op through a menu glitch  VG247 Halo Infinite splitscreen co-op mode is back from the dead  TechRadar View Full Coverage on … Read more

Halo Devs Still Unsure About Adding MTX To MCC

Image: 343 / Microsoft Since it was released in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection received a variety of updates and tweaks, including maps and modes that in some cases were never in the original games. But one thing that wasn’t added were in-game microtransactions. That could change soon, however, as Halo developers 343 Industries … Read more

Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be A Playable Level, Someday

Screenshot: Bungie / Kotaku The coolest part of Halo 2 never made it into Halo 2. If you’re at all a fan of the series, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the “Earthcity” demo, shown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2003. That level never made it into the full release of Halo 2, … Read more

How To Join The Halo Infinite Co-Op Beta Test On July 11

Screenshot: Microsoft / 343 Industries Good news! Starting July 11, you’ll be able to play Halo Infinite online with up to three friends as part of a beta test. And even better, you’ll be able to replay missions from the campaign, too. However, here’s the bad news: This is a limited-time test of only 10 … Read more