In an interview with Marc Freeman on Microsoft’s website, Kiki Wolfkill, the Halo series’ producer and member of 343 Industries, a company that took over development of the franchise after Bungie left to pursue other projects, has stated that “I want to transform how people experience ‘Halo’ in their living rooms and on their PC’s.”
She would further go on to elaborate that she would do so by adding a variety of ways for people to access the franchise in media beyond its typical home on the Xbox and PC platforms adding, “We give players and viewers access to ‘Halo’ in a way that encourages discovery and exploration,” said Wolfkill. “It’s about building a world and finding different outlets for telling that story.” While Halo has primarily been a video game franchise for most of its existence, more recently efforts have been made by Microsoft to bring the series’ fictional universe to a variety of media outlets and platforms, beginning with the forthcoming TV series “Halo: Nightfall”, which will be available both through Microsoft’s various media services, including Xbox Live, and will also be included as part of the upcoming release of Halo: Master Chief Collection, which will also feature remastered version of the first four games in the Halo series.
All of this adds up to a potentially bright future for the decade old franchise, which began on the original Xbox and PC with 2001’s Halo: Combat Evolved, with a upcoming beta of a fifth game in the series’ multiplayer experience in the works and an ever-expanding media empire at it’s back.
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