Happy new year! Season 2 of Game Informer‘s Video Gameography podcast examines one of the biggest shooter franchises in existence: Halo. This week, we unpack Bungie’s epic conclusion to Master Chief’s original trilogy of adventures: Halo 3.
Released with all the hype in the world on September 25, 2007, Halo 3 served as both the pinnacle of the series as well as its supposed swan song for Master Chief. Using the now iconic tagline “finish the fight,” Bungie created Halo 3 under the agreement that it would part ways with Microsoft after a new set of Halo games. The third game was the first of this batch, and its creation suffered from internal studio conflicts, including creative heads walking out mid-development. How did Bungie cope with matching Halo 2’s quality, migrating to a new platform in the Xbox 360, and delivering a conclusion that lived up to expectations? Tune in to find out.
Join hosts Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), and Game Informer video editor Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76) as we unpack the history and impact of Master Chief’s grand sequel. And for more Halo, be sure to check out our definitive ranking of every Halo game.
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