Halo 3 screenshot
Halo 3 screenshot

Despite openly expressing his love for Halo and Modern Warfare, and despite comparing Bungie and Infinity Ward to the son of God, Gearbox president Randy Pitchford has called upon both developers to explore new horizons with their games.

“I keep waiting to hear what Bungie is going to do that’s not Halo,” said Pitchford, speaking to VideoGamer.com at E3. “Those guys are amazing, right? They walk on water! And the same with Infinity Ward. It’s like, dude I’m totally psyched to get my Call of Duty fix every year, but you guys are amazing! What else have you got? Can you give me something I haven’t seen before?”

Pitchford added that the current state of the market makes it difficult for developers to gamble on new IPs, particularly when they have a franchise as successful as Modern Warfare.

“The folks that are innovating need to be rewarded so that the folks that are making big bets can take that risk. It’s too big of a risk for Infinity Ward to do anything but what they’re doing, because there’s too much value and there’s really big scope for it.”

Pitchford also said that Bungie’s move away from Microsoft was a promising step, but admitted that the developer had taken “a big risk."

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guyderman's Avatar


K3RT gets a big Thumbs Up for speaking sense.
Posted 09:39 on 23 June 2009
K3RT's Avatar


What are people moaning for? When something is a good as halo or modern warfare why not make more of them? as long as the new ones introduce new ideas/gameplay then I don't see the problem.
Look how many Zelda's, Mario's, Gta's etc etc there are and there all still brilliant.
Posted 09:22 on 23 June 2009
guyderman's Avatar


That's right, there are already 4 Halo games they must stop now. As long as Square carry on with their 14th Final Fantasy game and Kojima carry on releasing a new Metal Gear - even though there are already 15 incarnations anyway.
Posted 08:50 on 23 June 2009
DarthKratos7's Avatar


Don't forget there's a Halo Reach coming out next year.. then probably they'll announce their working on Halo 4 on the xbox 720.. Seriously Bung, grow some B**** and make a NEW IP.. that's multi-platform because I for one, am a SONY FANBOY!!!! wohoooo ..
Posted 05:23 on 23 June 2009
ii_Mar's Avatar


they already made 3 halo games if they make anothers that just microsoft trying to make money off it like they are with the garbage odst
Posted 21:45 on 22 June 2009
jakeistheman's Avatar


well really bungie needs to stop halo games some where right i mean halo 1-3 i enjoyed but it gets old and halo wars and odst i think are moves to milk the franchise plus u could pick up some crap slap the word halo on it and some 10 year old would buy it. and infinityward a step away from cod would be refresing.
Posted 19:35 on 22 June 2009
rbevanx's Avatar


Yeah it's now harder for software developers to take risks.
But when people get fed of Halo, what are they gonna turn to?

So there is still that requirement to create a new brand. I think Ubi Soft is the only big developer taking risks really.
I think there should be tax breaks like there are in films, in video gaming.
So companies can have that flexibility to experiment, which they do need if they are to survive in the current climate.
Posted 17:17 on 22 June 2009

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