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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Halo 3 graphics will be better

As a dedicated gamer and fan of Halo, allow me to issue a "Hallelujah" to this one:
Many players of the Halo 3 multiplayer beta have felt the graphics are somewhat poor.
Many? How about all? As I noted in my review, "For those hoping for a stunning, photorealistic version of Halo, I'm sorry, but while the graphics are certainly nice, they're more like Halo 2.5 than Halo HD."
Bungie's Frank O'Conner says gamers should wait until they see the single-player game to judge the visuals on offer, as the multiplayer game is optimised for slick gameplay rather than eye-candy.

"Multiplayer is by necessity a more sterile iteration of our graphical style and will always be tuned for performance and elegance rather than jamming the screen full of pixels," O'Connor explained. "We think that the final aesthetic look of our game will be judged at launch in September and in part based on the more intense single player spaces. We’re also focused on maintaining the Halo character and atmosphere in our visual design – we’re competing with ourselves, and not simply trying to match the aesthetic of other games. We think that folks will be happy with Halo 3’s graphical polish come September.”

He went on to say that the visuals will improve by September and there's plenty of work left to do.

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