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‘Halo’ Television Series Announced by SHOWTIME – Full Information

Published: 28/Jun/2018 20:34 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:48

by DG Goldstein

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The SHOWTIME cable network has announced that they will be bringing on a ‘Halo’ television series with 10 episodes to start.

With a number of titles and installations released since ‘Combat Evolved’ in 2001, the franchise has gained a massive amount of fanfare around the world in just under two decades.

While many know the franchise from the video games and gaming culture as a whole, multiple books, animated series’, and other forms of content have been released over the years to drive its popularity across mainstream culture.

However, the question regarding whether or not Halo would be made into a feature film or television series remained a mystery for several years, yet many expected it would happen eventually.

On June 28th, it was announced that SHOWTIME will be ordering a 10-episode season of Halo (working title), which will enter production in 2019 and be executively produced by Kyle Killen.

David Nevins, the President, and CEO of SHOWTIME mentioned how Halo is the ‘most ambitious’ series ever for the network and expects audiences to be ‘thoroughly rewarded’ for their wait.

“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded […] In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.””

Although the series has been officially announced, there has been no word at the time of writing in regards to actors that may be brought on for filming, or when it will be released to the public in the future.

More information can be found on the official Xbox News website.

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Shroud believes Halo needs to change “a lot” to compete in modern era

Published: 23/Nov/2020 5:53

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Shroud believes Microsoft’s long-standing Halo franchise needs to change “a lot” about the way it plays if it’s to compete with modern titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty with the release of Halo Infinite next year.

Shroud is an expert when it comes to first-person shooters. It’s not even because he’s a phenomenal player. It’s because he knows what makes them good and how they can be improved.

The Twitch star regularly comments on games and issues; recently, he chimed in on Modern Warfare and explained why he finds it so boring.

Now, he’s set his sights on the Halo series, expressing concerns about Halo Infinite, which is still pending a release date after being delayed.

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Shroud is an open book and doesn’t mind sharing his opinions with viewers.

In his latest stream, Shroud spent a couple of hours fragging lobbies in Halo 4. He seemed to be enjoying himself, but even he wasn’t too sure, in the end: “I guess that was fun?” he said after closing the game browser. “I don’t know. I really don’t know. Just Halo, I guess.”

The concern, he said, is that the title feels ‘outdated,’ especially when matching up against other modern titles on the market.

“Halo Infinite needs to change a lot [to] so that it meets up with current expectations,” he said. “Halo is dated. But it makes sense. The games are old, so it makes sense for the games to feel dated.”

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Halo Infinite has had a troubled development since being delayed until 2021.

Of course, Halo Infinite is set to revolutionize the franchise by expanding the game into an open-world. However, Shroud’s comments seem to be more about the multiplayer combat and gameplay itself.

“It was so short… I don’t like how not chaotic it is,” he said. “4v4 and the size of the map and how you can control it is kind of weird. I wish it was more spontaneous and all over the place… More of a deathmatch.”

Shroud acknowledged he hasn’t played the series enough to know for sure. He also said he’s willing to give it another chance. “Everyone says Halo 5 could be something I’m interested in,” he said. “I really want to play more.”

Unfortunately, he didn’t have any real suggestions on how to improve the gameplay. However, he flirted with the idea of adding air strafe. “If this game had air strafe, it’d be f**king nuts. But.. then it’d pretty much just be Quake. Well, kind of.”

It goes without saying that Shroud’s views are his own, and he’s merely sharing them with viewers on his stream. There are plenty of other players who love the Halo series and are excited for Halo Infinite.

Still, the expectations for Halo Infinite are high, especially since it’s been five years since Halo 5. Plus, Shroud’s opinion is always valuable, and many believe his concerns are warranted.