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  1. Seeing kids having a meltdown over how "it's just a sidearm!!!!" kinda is my #1 argument for keeping the utility a pistol. BR/DMR/pistol/etc. skins for your utility would still be me favorite...
  2. B I get it, H3's BR sucks and all but, as Hard Way said, code based spread was just part of the problem. I'd take it over Sprint any day If you have a full and active friendlist, sure. I'm not that active anymore, if I find time tp play some games, I want to hop on MM without having to worry abount not getting enough players together
  3. isn't that the kind of stuff 343 is saying for years now? Even if they would listen, they need to listen to the right people...
  4. OK, thanks, if they actually told them it would be H:I it probably is H:I
  5. Does it say infinite anywhere? I wouldn't be surprised if 343 simply gave out some random (unused) H5 concept art, this building looks way too much like the H5 WZ base?!
  6. yeah, keeping sprint but getting rid of thrust sounds way too stupid...while I'm still waiting for a Halo with no gimmicks, I'm under the impression that, even among those that are anti sprint, thrust is the thing people would have the least problem with, and quite frankly, if I had to pick one SA that had to stay, I'd go with thrust as well. I'm actually rather curious when 343 is going to drop the bomb whether or not they will still use sprint and all that other bullshit... I think we're at a point where all that hype could turn into a shit storm rather fast if 343 fucks up their next move...
  7. I do think having equipment instead of SA/AA would be something I could live wih but please, don't let there be a Jetpack in Halo ever again...
  8. I'm thinking more like 10%-2019, 90%-2020. A more interesting question would be: when are we going to get the first "test flight"? My guess would be around this time next year with first gameplay beeing shown at the next e3 but who knows...maybe they will wait for early 2020.
  9. Again, try to look at the bigger picture here. MS is making some rather big investments in their gaming sector (buying new studios) do you really think it was 343s idea to burn money on an new engine when they could easily half-ass their way through development like they did with 4/5? Or does it sound a little more realistic that maybe MS handed out more money just so 343 can develop an new engine and they would have never seeen anything of that money if not for the development of that new engine. Maybe I'm wrong all along, we're both stating speculations after all, but as much as I distrust 343 and as long of a way they still have to go until I get excited about a new Halo again, I don't think we should give them shit where non is due (yet). There is enough of stuff where having a having "a healthy "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude" is the right way to go, I'm right there with you but in my eyes, seeing MS investing in a new engine is the best news since 343 took over...only time will tell if the engine sucks or not
  10. I'm not saying your reasoning is wrong but this is not how this industry works though. The overwhelming majority of AAA games is still coming out september-november, sure some might come out in spring but it's usually stuff that either wasn't ready for a fall release or something the publisher doesn't have much faith in (there are some very few exections though.)
  11. sadly, the only game of that list I actually care about is Gears 5 (+the new Doom), I really don't get the hype about all those shared world games like Destiny/Division/Anthem/Fallou 76... It's still their biggest franchise no matter if it and the community have taken lots of hits over the last decade, it's like doing a direct to DVD release for the next star wars movie because people didn't like Solo (what I really cannot understand tbh, it's a good movie...)
  12. fall 2020... Why should a full-scale Halo FPS get a release outside of the main "gaming season"? I think the only time this happend was with the EU version of HCE alongside the EU Xbox launch in early 2002...
  13. I think your underestimating what MS is doing right now. To me it seems like they really want to rebuilt and push their gaming branch after letting it die for the last couple years and Halo is more then just an exclusive, it's pretty much the face of MS-gaming/Xbox. Creating a new engine might not be the most effective way of doing things but it's sending a clear message, that the days of letting gaming slide are over. At least this is what it seems like to me... Only time will tell if this is an longterm commitment I guess. I'm not overly excited about that announcement either, we know nothing about gameplay but seeing some work beeing done on the art style is a nice sign at least.
  14. talking about art style, I love that HCE Marine render someone posted on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/halo/comments/8mjz39/this_halo_ce_marine_render_by_abisv/
  15. I actually allways liked the idea of getting a spin-off game taking place during the events of HCE but with regular Marines/ODST getting a mix of known levels, crossing paths with the Master Chief and all new levels...too bad they wasted this idea for a rail-shooter on an arcade machine that I will probably not even get to see where I live...

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