Halo Goes Yearly?

Here’s a good quote for you this morning.  It’s from Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer.

There’s no explicit strategy that says we’re to ship a Halo game every year. I will say I think one Halo game every three years — which was kind of our old cadence – is probably not frequent enough.

What do you think of that?  We know Bungie has held really tight control over the Halo franchise since the original title launched the Xbox back in 2001.  Now that 343 Industries has taken over control of the franchise, will we be looking at a yearly release schedule?  Personally I hope not.  I wouldn’t mind one every two or three years because it allows you to crave the next big one.  Do you think Mario, or Zelda would still be around if the main games were released every year?  I seriously doubt it.

While this quote means nothing per say, what do you guys think about this?  Would you like Halo to become like Call of Duty?  You already know my answer ;)

3 thoughts on “Halo Goes Yearly?”

  1. The series is dead! It’s the same with God of War and Metal Gear Solid. The story is over! Why continue to do prequels, in-betweens and different characters’ point of view? It’s just gonna make the series go down without class.

    1. I admit I’m really not happy about this. After the surprisingly excellent Halo Reach, which the review should be up in another day or so, this news sucks. Microsoft is going to milk this series for all its worth now.

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