Halo Switches to Sony
E3 has yet again raised the bar for upcoming game titles and consoles. Making up for lost ground in the previous two expos, Microsoft showed a multitude of new games and technologies to almost help users forget about their impotent press conferences in years past. Usually shadowed by Sony, Microsoft had the lime light this year. Everything was jaw dropping except one little detail.
In a shocking twist to end E3 2018, Sony and Bungie have announced a change for the future of the Halo franchise.
Originally an Xbox exclusive, Halo's been leading the way in first person shooters since 2001. Each release of the game has been an exclusive title for Xbox. All that is about to change. Bungie was unhappy with the future of Microsoft, so after being turned to the free agency list they accepted Sony's offer to switch exclusivity to Playstation.
It remained a secret for the duration of E3, only to be shown in the last hour of the show on June 14th, 2018. Sony showed a video for their upcoming exclusives that blew everyone away. Halo 7 will be a Playstation 4 exclusive, and will come out 2Q of 2019. The game is touted to be VR and online only, and will be changing the format to MMO. Bungie CEO Pete Parsnips released the following statement:
"We need to think about what's best for the future of Halo, Cortana, and all of our fans. Microsoft doesn't have what it takes to balance out our indecisiveness. We've shifted gears and made the transition to Sony. Our next chapter will be like World of Warcraft, but with spaceships and needlers. Our fans deserve the game they've wanted, and we're not stopping until they get it."
Microsoft denied questions. Look for the upcoming Halo 7 PSVR trailers to hit IGN and other nerd media outlets.