343 Industries News


Halo: Spartan Assault strikes Xbox 360 tomorrow

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 30, 2014 4:30pm PST

Halo: Spartan Assault completes the Microsoft cycle by coming out on Xbox 360.


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Halo developer 343 gets new creative director, art director, and producer

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2014 9:35am PST

Halo developer 343 Industries has announced a lot of changing positions at the studio for upcoming projects. The team has a new creative director, a new executive producer, and a new art director, among other changes.


Halo: Spartan Assault invading Xbox One and 360 with co-op

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 29, 2013 8:40am PDT

Microsoft has, somewhat disingenuously, used Halo: Spartan Assault to advertise "having Halo" on Windows 8, when it's really only a so-so twin-stick shooter set within the same pointless fiction. Still, if you fancy having a bash but not buying Windows 8, good news: the game...


"I thought the Surface touch controls were well implemented. "

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Halo: Spartan Assault gets controller support on August 29

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 27, 2013 9:00am PDT

Halo: Spartan Assault--the first official Halo game on PC in eons--shipped without any support for Xbox 360 controllers. It was an especially odd decision, given that the game was a twin-stick shooter. That glaring oversight is being addressed in a new title update coming Au...


"Because MS wanted it to be a cool semi-exclusive for their touch devices. "

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Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition coming October

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 27, 2013 6:00am PDT

Apparently someone did name Halo 4 "Game of the Year." So that means Microsoft is technically allowed to release a GOTY edition of 343's debut...


Halo: Spartan Assault hitting Windows 8 devices today

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2013 3:30pm PDT

Halo: Spartan Assault is hitting Windows 8 PCs and mobile devices today, according to a date briefly dropped on the official site.


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Halo 4 getting sporty with Champions DLC in August

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 08, 2013 6:00am PDT

Question: do you intend to be playing Halo 4's multiplayer in August? If so, you may be interested in the new DLC maps, mode and skins coming August 20. If not, you know, scroll down to read a story about a dog that reminded a wayward soul of the power of love by by barking ...


Halo 'Reclaimer' story now expands beyond a trilogy

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT

The previously-dubbed Halo "Reclaimer Trilogy" isn't necessarily a trilogy anymore, as Microsoft says it has "expanded to more of a saga."


"Reach was fantastic, so at least they learned from their mistakes?"

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New Halo announced for Xbox One, coming 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 10, 2013 11:53am PDT

You'll never guess what, right: Microsoft's making a new Halo game for the Xbox One. I know! The as-yet-unnamed game is due in 2014 and all we can safely say for certain is that it features some manner of colossal robot-space-angel. Sure, that'll do nicely.


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Halo: Spartan Assault coming to PC and mobile as Windows 8 app

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 04, 2013 6:00am PDT

Halo is coming back to PC... but not in the way you may have wanted.


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Microsoft joins with Spielberg for live action Halo TV series

By John Keefer, May 21, 2013 10:50am PDT

Microsoft has announced a live-action Halo series in conjunction with film great Steven Spielberg. Not too many details were announced other than 343 Studios will be involved and Spielberg is thrilled to be a part of the experience.


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District 9 director still interested in directing Halo movie

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2013 7:15am PDT

Neill Blomkamp, previously attached to direct the Halo movie, says he'd still like to do the project. But, he says, the problem is the lack of creative control for such a large movie with several interests involved.


"I'd see it even though I haven't had the time to watch Forward Unto Dawn yet."

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Halo 4 'Drop Shock' week offers extra challenges, discounts

By Steve Watts, Apr 09, 2013 5:30pm PDT

Microsoft and 343 are offering various Halo 4 drops this week, ranging from special extra XP challenges to discounts on previous map packs.


Halo 4 dropped stasis gun to make the game less sci-fi

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 01, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Halo 4 could have had a stasis gun. Or a "grapple harpoon." But these weapons were taken out in an effort to make the game more accessible and less sci-fi.


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Halo 4 Forge Island released two weeks early

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2013 9:30am PDT

Planning regulations and certification can be a nightmare to navigate so when permission comes through, go hell-for-leather. Halo 4's new building space Forge Island was supposed to launch on April 11 but as it's now passed cert, 343 Industries tossed it out today for all to...