Bungie must have experienced some unexpected delays throughout the development process of Halo 3 because even Bill Gates was quoted as saying “It’s perfect. The day Sony launches, and they walk right into Halo 3.” By that he was referring to a Halo 3 launch date that coincided with that of the Playstation 3, but that happened more than a month ago and Halo 3 was no where in site. Of course the quote was from early 2005, but it still shows that their schedule was a little off.
I think nearly all Xbox 360 owners are anxiously awaiting the release of Halo 3 but no date has officially been set in stone, but a pre-release will soon be coming out. Bungie, the developer of Halo 3, will be seeking Beta testers in the Spring 2007, but it won’t be for the full version of the game. Instead they will be testing the multiplayer aspect and accepting feedback that could potentially make the game better.
The multiplayer Xbox 360 game might be a little closer to being ready than we expect because Microsoft is letting soldiers in Iraq get their hands on Halo 3 a little early. The image above shows the gaming stations that were setup and here are two (pretty short) videos that someone took of the game in action:
The second video really reminded me of Halo 2 but it has been a little while since I played it so I might just be imagining things.
As far as video game systems go I have been keeping my eye on the Wii because those controllers rock my socks off! I haven’t had the chance to personally try them but I have watched several videos of people playing games and it looks like a lot of fun. The only time that I really play games is when I have a bunch of friends over, and it looks like Nintendo also has the better selection of the multiplayer games…so when some spare cash is thrown my way I think I know what I’ll be getting.
Thanks for the tip Curtiss!
News Source: Uncle Gamer