The series, of course, would continue — but keeping the loyal community fanbase satisfied wouldn’t be easy — and neither would managing a property that had quickly grown into a transmedia giant.
Pre-orders for Halo 4 went on sale today, and to help pump up interest in the game, the publisher and developer have released a lot of details about the game’s multiplayer, a live-action digital series and the obligatory special edition.
In the 4.5 billion years the earth has been around, about 108 billion humans have walked its surface. In the 11 years Halo has been around, a small subset of those humans have killed each other more than 136 billion times.
As Bungie says goodbye to the franchise that brought it fame and fortune, the game developer has released some statistics detailing the dedication of its massive fan base. And the numbers are staggering.
At last weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, 343 Industries, which has taken over ownership of the franchise from longtime developer Bungie, dropped a few hints about what we can expect in the game — though the crew certainly left attendees with more questions than answers.