Forge should be delayed until the Custom Games Browser is able to be released with it. If 343 wants a larger scale Beta release, they should do that through the Insiders build and make that open to everyone.
I don’t think it will fail. I don’t think H3 had a browser. Obviously a browser would be the peanut butter to the jelly, but immediate failure is an exaggeration.
I would hope that at the very least there is a file share service so we can at least download variants and maps from each other.
I think that is the actual problem that 343 doesn’t want to admit. I think Infinite as we know it today has only been in development for a relatively short time. This is why it has no content, missing features, and not much on the horizon. They are trying to build it out as they go.
Do I have proof of this, no, but where there is smoke…
It may not fail at being Forge. That depends on whether or not it actually works. But it will fail at being the thing that many people are hoping will save this game.
It will definitely be a missed opportunity. Forge maps and their corresponding game modes can only be as popular as the tools available to share them. File share is okay but it’s reach is small. In order for maps and game modes to be widely shared throughout the community, a custom games browser is required.
You have a good point! But if 343i made a no frills version of the CGB and to update it later, I would agree to that. There’s gotta be a why to make a cheepy version of a CGB.
Before Halo MCC had a CGB a person or persons ( BeerKeg ) had a website up and start a server and it would be listed on their website. Then the person would log onto the website and just click on the server they wanted to join.
Sadly that was then and this is now There has gotta be a way to make a script or a mod. Maybe somebody who has the talent to can figure it out.
I think without any CGB, the less dedicated Forgers will just drop it, and I think even the most dedicated Forge players will probably drop it if they don’t have a friends-base to play their Forged maps with.
Custom Games browser brings a lot of life to Forge, especially in a game that’s as anti-social as Halo Infinite is. I seem to remember my brother meeting people online through Halo 3’s lobby system, and loading into Custom Games with them. Infinite doesn’t have that.
Halo 3 and Halo Reach didnt have browsers back in the day and people still made fun maps and invited their friends and recent players. I had a whole friends list of people I met that way which made it even quicker fill up a lobby as you made more friends. The game definitely needs custom browser but forge shouldnt be delayed so that they can release together. By the time custom browser comes out hopefully there are some fun maps that have already been tested.
One downside I found to the custom browser in Halo 5 is it was filled with the same few maps and modes for years. It was like the people making and trying fun maps were mainly playing them in friends only lobbies like in H3/ Reach. Or people just didnt forge alot in Halo 5 since it wasnt as popular or a game and forge was much more complicated
The MCC Browser seems to have more variety of maps and modes to it at least for H3.