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Microsoft to Launch New Halo Web Series

by Ethan Powers on April 30, 2012


Microsoft has invested quite a serious amount of money into a new live action web-series taking place in the Halo universe. In fact, it is “the largest investment” the company has ever made in a live action film, to date. “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” will be broken up into five, fifteen minute episodes leading up to the game’s release on November 6th, this year. The series will focus on how Master Chief inspired a young cadet who will later become a leader on the UNSC Infinity, a major set piece in Halo 4’s plot. The series will also “flashback” to the very beginning of the human-Covenant war, as well as tie into Halo 4’s fairly unknown story arc. “Every time we do a live-action commercial the audience says, ‘We want to see more so that we can explore the ‘Halo’ universe a little bit more,” said Frank O’Connor, development director of the Halo franchise. “Demand grew more and more out of the two little vignettes we’d previously produced.”

The series won’t rely on the viewer already knowing the ins and outs of Halo’s story, but will divulge new information for the hardest of the hardcore Halo fans, thus appealing to old and new gamers alike. Nothing more of who or what we will see in this new Halo series, but more information will be released in July at Comic-Con in San Diego. The series will likely launch the week of October 1st and will be distributed through Machinma on Youtube. Microsoft is still toying with the idea of developing a feature length film based on the Halo universe, viewing this web series as “the next step” towards a theatrical release; but seeing as development on the project has been a little ‘rocky,’ this will probably be the closest thing we’ll see to a major motion picture about the tall guy in green armor.

 

Source Variety

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  • Allen

    This is about as pathetic as it gets. Milked Milked Milked Toys Milked Milked Milked Canned Movie Milked Milked Milked Can’t Drive Warthog Milked Milked Milked Now a freaking web series.

    Totally lost what Halo truely was after the 2nd one.

    • Lol@all3n

      Lol milked yeah okay get a clue it’s a universe people like. You need to get over yourself already buddy

    • Wh1pL4shL1ve

      Whats more pathetic is that your the one who thinks that way. 

      Who cares if they made a web series? I mean what the hell? Your whining because halo is EXPANDING on to a web series. Get a life… Geez. 

      Why dont you whine about something more sensible, like gas prices? Something that actually affects you. 

      Wow…

    • Brodo789

      How the hell is this milking? It is a FREE, I repeat FREE, web series for people to watch. You wont have to pay crap for it you tard. 

      • Wh1pL4shL1ve

        Dont bother. 12 yr old Allen is still sucking milk out of her mom’s melons. And he cant read.

  • Allen

    Says the dumb asses who pay to play. Among the only people in the world stupid enough to pay for something that is FREE everywhere else.

    Not to mention unreliable, disk scratching, disk swapping, no exclusives, no quality, limited controller, limited HDD, limited capacity POS.

    • Wh1pL4shL1ve

      Yeah, maybe if you dont repeat your self too much. Some one one would actually listen to you. Your like a broken record running since 2010. Geez. 

  • Allen

    Oh and True Halo fans agree…they lost their way after the 2nd one.

    • Wh1pL4shL1ve

      And who are these ‘Fans”

      Look I believe that battlefield has lost their way with BF3. 

      That makes me a “True fan” right? Dumbass…

  • The Kaz

    I’m glad they can milk it! As long as they are making money hopefully they will KEEP HALO alive and evolving. It’s a great “universe” And I can’t wait to see how they plan to keep it going. I’ll pay to keep a good thing as long as its worth it.

  • spartan500

    if you dont like it, then go to hell ! it is nice that microsoft its finally doing live action stuff for halo

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