So I’ve been legitimately playing Halo Online in Russia and I must say that it is the most fun I’ve had with Halo in a while.
A few weeks ago I sold my xbox one because I simply wasn’t getting enough entertainment value from the MCC (the MCC being the only reason I bought an xbox one) and Halo 5 looks like a huge advertising campaign. I’ve been a PC gamer for years, so when I was recently invited to the closed beta of Halo Online I was interested to say the least, and honestly it’s the best thing I’ve played in a while.
The gameplay works great with PC, and the additional guns and other content from 343…cough cough modders…cough cough…seem more fluid than a lot of the MCC gameplay. To quote Catherine Halsey: this game is “Humanity’s next step as a species”, I would pay for £500 editions of this game if it had a campaign, dedicated servers, player progression, and a community hub with support agents. No seriously, you wouldn’t even need to make a new campaign, this game could run the Halo CE / 2 / 3 / ODST campaign fine, and the _developers …_cough cough modders cough cough…would fix half the bugs for you.
Right now I am playing this game whenever I need to chill out and enjoy myself in the evenings, something that other PC titles like League of Legends or Hearthstone actually do the opposite of as I become more stressed. Heck, I’m currently using Halo Online as a basis for one of my college assignments as I’m pitching a campaign for the game!
Please can Halo Online be turned into a worldwide AAA title with a much higher set of funding, Microsoft need to understand that people aren’t just torrenting / playing the Dewrito version of this game because they want it for free, it’s because they desperately want to play the game! Which for some random reason is only available in Russia. (I of course am not one of these individuals who play outside Russia)
I would like to hear your views on this, but please don’t just rush in and bring ignorant comments like “buy an xbox you cheap -Yoink-” etc. This game means a lot to me now, and I really want to see Microsoft giving it the support and funding it deserves / needs to become a proper title.