Sunday, 10 June 2012

David Ellis Holds a Halo 4 Q&A with NeoGAF

Late last night, Halo 4 designer David Ellis held an impromptu Q&A with NeoGAF form members. Here's what he had to say:






 Ace! Nothing better than getting a kill by beaning someone with a 'nade.



Sounds like customisable HUD might be in, this is inline with elements seeming to have moved from build-to-build. Obviously  it could also be explained by the fact that things like this change throughout development.




He's such a tease. :D






Oooooh! Now this is interesting, suggests there's more to the differing colours of Prometheans than just rank. We've seen orange and blue/purple so far, I'd not read too much into it assuming they would just be different ranks of the same faction. David's comment would suggest there's more to it than that.

It could be orange for The Didact and blue for Mater Builder perhaps? Maybe blue could be Cortana controlled if she gets herself into the Requiem systems. ForwardUntoDawn.com have gone into great detail about potential Halo 4 antagonists - essentially it could be The Didact, The Master Builder, Cortana or 343 Guilty Spark.


 It's really cool that 343i staff are able to do this, so many developers are locked down and shrouded in secrecy, so you never get this kind of interaction with fans. This is the sort of thing you might expect from a tiny indie developer not one of the largest in the industry. Well played, 343. 

- Cowboy Out. 

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  1. Interesting....very interesting...

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  2. Something I was wondering on the HUD, while it is likely it will be customizable, will different helmets have different "Base" HUD designs? It would make sense if you look at some of the H4 helmet visor shapes. Especially with Oceanic and Hazop. The "Base" HUD would be styled and in relation to the visor, but still customizable to your liking.

    I dunno, just a thought.

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    1. That is actually a very good thought! That didn't come to my mind at all. You sir, have just earned yourself a cookie :P

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