343 Industries Says Halo 4 Is The Best in the Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.10.2013
Despite some problems...
343 Industries says that despite some mistakes, Halo 4 is the best in the series. 343's Frank O'Connor made the claim on the Halo Waypoint blog, noting that while the company could have done several things better, the game is the best so far and promising to do more in future releases.
"Halo 4 is the best and fastest-selling Halo game in the series," O'Connor wrote. "It won critical acclaim. It won awards, from 'Best Graphics' at the VGAs to 'Game of the Year' at the Inside Gaming Awards. We altered the engine. We expanded the universe. We innovated in storytelling, technology, and even marketing. It wasn't flawless by any stretch of the imagination, but by most objective criteria, it was a resounding success."
He addes, "So we know we have a lot to do. And we know we have a lot to learn. But we also know that we now have the capacity, the teamwork, the technology and the experience to do much better next time...There are a ton of things we wish we'd done better: Features that didn't make it into the final game. Glitches that emerged. Missteps made. DLC fiascos. Communication breakdowns. But there were things that went astonishingly well - the creation of a genuinely competitive AAA studio chief among them."