Future Halo to boast 'revolutionary multiplayer experiences'

343 Industries hiring designer to develop groundbreaking multiplayer modes and features for an upcoming entry in series.

Halo developer 343 Industries is looking to take multiplayer to new heights.

A recent job advertisement at the studio calls for a multiplayer designer who will design and develop "revolutionary multiplayer experiences" for an upcoming Halo game.

This game was not named, though Halo 5 and Halo 6 have been previously confirmed as part of the Reclaimer Trilogy. Microsoft also has confirmed Halo Bootcamp, though this project is not connected to the Reclaimer Trilogy or the Xbox One.

The successful applicant will contribute to the design and development of multiplayer features and create all-new multiplayer game modes using 343's internal scripting engine.

A desirable candidate should have "extensive" competitive multiplayer experience from past Halo titles and at least one shipped AAA title that features their work in multiplayer. This person should also have experience creating multiplayer experiences from design to execution.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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242 comments
Scarshi
Scarshi

I am a true Halo fan, but previous Halo games not compatible with XBone without a remake and repurchase? Pffff.

Detroman
Detroman

The whole multiplayer was ruined in halo4 . Campaign was awesome. But halo is known for it fun multiplayer mostly and when they added custom classes and all that BS it took away from the unique halo experience we used to love 343 needs to bring halo back to its roots if they want their next game to succed like halo 2 and 3 did

Tygraph
Tygraph

They really need to have a leveling system back in place where it gets consistently harder. In Halo 2 you were decent at 30 a god at 40 and revered by all when you had moons and stuff as your level. Even Halo 3 did this really well but it was a bit easier. They can keep the  XP earning for armour and stuff the game needs to stay competitive by bringing back the other XP that you got for being the better player/team.

dkdk999
dkdk999

I hate vague shit like this.

tushwacker
tushwacker

I would love the more gritty, Halo universe to be put into a large-scale co-op looting game like Borderlands. If you could find randomly generated versions of halo weapons and armor out in the world and work with your friends to fight through a large, open world campaign.. that would be a blast. It, for me at least, would bring back the exploration factor to the game that really was lost after the first Halo (Silent Cartographer is still one of the best levels ever made for a campaign imo). And as long as they use the power of the next Xbox to make large scale battles instead of just high-polygon small-scale combat, it could be really epic.

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

Do something different. I'm not sure what, but plain old shoot the opponent with pew pew guns has been done the same way for too long in shooters.

Tychobrahi
Tychobrahi

What "Revolutionary" experience is that? Finally bringing Halo out of the "Marathon" Multiplayer mold? It took all of 19 years I see...

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

"A recent job advertisement at the studio calls for a multiplayer designer who will design and develop "revolutionary multiplayer experiences" for an upcoming Halo game."

No job pressure there.

WithoutGraceXII
WithoutGraceXII

Halo 5; now with even more ideas ripped straight from CoD! What I wouldn't give for a multiplayer experience similar to Halo 2's.

Saiyan_SS
Saiyan_SS

Hope next Halo is much better than this crap they called Halo.

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

Competitive mutiplayer will always suck as long as there is lag. Do they even have dedicated servers for Halo 4? I had to go back to BF3 after a while.

the_big_doggg
the_big_doggg

Halo is overrated and worn out these days it should have ended with Halo 3.

steelmouth
steelmouth

I know 343 Industries was set up to make Halo games but am always hoping they will surprise me and announce a new IP between the Halo's, honesly Halo is great I love it but it getting a little too much

danielcliment
danielcliment

Halo with FROSTBITE engine....That would be nice...!

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

Gotta do something to get interested in buying Xbox 1. 

Kingfish1982
Kingfish1982

It's probably just gonna be bigger big team battles with 30 or 40 plus players and huge maps ala the Battlefield series.  But since that would be freakin awesome, I'm all for it!

Blue_Tomato
Blue_Tomato

They are just trying to appeal to someone with grand ambitions, hardly any evidence they have something revolutionary planned already - especially as it would be the person they hire who will design it.

pritch1727
pritch1727

This is barely news. Studios are always looking to hire people to make their games better. Of course they want to "revolutionize" the next Halo's multiplayer. Isn't that the goal of every new online shooter?

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

They should just rip off MAG and make it not suck.

b09h
b09h

halo fanboys truly believe it is the best game ever made lol, typical brainwashed tools. I like mario and zelda, but I won't claim they the best. Halo is not even the best fps, let alone best game.

Adapttttttt
Adapttttttt

This means more armor abilities, broken weapons, and shitty maps

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

Excited to see what they come up with, seems like they are serious.

xdude85
xdude85

I never cared for Halo multiplayer, the single player experience is what they should be focused on.

Chernnunos
Chernnunos

What would be revolutionary is if they manage to eliminate all the IDIOTS that play it.

BrutalPandaX2
BrutalPandaX2

more like 'rehashed multiplayer experiences',

and

Reach was the best.

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

So Sony bring Beyond 2 Souls and The Last Of Us to PS3 on the build up year to the PS4 and MS are bringing another Halo to the Xbox One... Wow

LoganWesker
LoganWesker

how about they focus on making a good game 1st. the campaign wasn't very memorable. halo 4 is playable but it's missing something..it doesn't FEEL like a halo game at times..so ya let's hold off on the revolution.

FULGOREY2K
FULGOREY2K

since halo 2 the multiplayer hasnt been good. its time to put this series to rest a while, gather a few good ideas. and then make a good comeback 

TurboGuru
TurboGuru

@WithoutGraceXII Was thinking the same thing, Halo 2 MP with all the classic maps and good old 'BIG TEAM BATTLE' ftw!

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

@the_big_doggg
Should have ended with Reach I say. Reach was designed to be the "fairwell" game to Halo. It's just a total contridiction that another trilogy came out after it.

Slagar
Slagar

@the_big_dogggPeople always say Halo is tired. I don't know if I agree. I've always enjoyed Halo co-op and over lan/with friends. I've never been a big competitive online guy, but it's fun from time to time. I don't expect to be playing the same game years after launch, so I still find it well worth the investment. As long as they add new stuff in the way of enemies, AI, vehicles, story etc, it's still a lot of fun. Yes, it's still just classic Halo - but that's what I like about it; I don't really want them to change it too much. To put it another way, sales figures suggest that most people still enjoy Halo.

Andreas117x
Andreas117x

Get some friends create forge maps or download them and have fun. Simple as that

ArcoJawa
ArcoJawa

@pritch1727 Coulda' fooled me, in the last several years, shooters have only occasionally made small strides forward...

dani_i89
dani_i89

@b09h 

So wrong..so so wrong.

I would say that Ocarina of Time is the greatest game ever made. Halo would be in the top 3

pritch1727
pritch1727

@xdude85 As much as we all like Halo's single player, the majority of people who play Halo spend most of their time playing multiplayer. So obviously, they want to improve the most played section of the game, especially since so many people are lamenting that the multiplayer hasn't been up to their standards ever since after Halo 3.

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

@Chernnunos Maybe they could let you pick between Idiot and Idiot-free servers.

I'd pick the idiot ones. Just because all the idiots would think they weren't idiots.

DougieFlesh
DougieFlesh

@BrutalPandaX2 Lol what are you talking about. Reach was the reason people were driven away from Halo cuz it sucked.

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

@EL_Bomberdor The Last of Us might be good but Beyond Two Souls will be shit for anyone with a brain. Fuck David Cage.

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

@LoganWesker Yeah the prometheans could've been done much better.  And the didact was way to stereotype arch-villian.  And master chief talked too much.  The less he talks, the stronger his character IMO.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@LoganWesker  

I think it's because of the Prometheans - soulless boring robot-enemys that completely suck the fun out of the firefights. You can hate the covenant and the flood for whatever reason, but at least they brought variety to the table.

TurboGuru
TurboGuru

@FULGOREY2K your right Halo 2 MP was the best! Halo 3 was OK then it all went to shat.

Halo 2 BTB, damn those were the days

pritch1727
pritch1727

@ArcoJawa @pritch1727 Like I said, it's their GOAL to revolutionize the multiplayer. Just because they aim to revolutionize it doesn't mean they will succeed.

mike468
mike468

@pritch1727 @xdude85 


I'd say since halo 2. Given a lot of gamers would just be happy to have the top 10-15 maps from the series show up in the next game, It'd be nice to try and get a new take on MP.


First and foremost they really should do away with the XP cap, and have the XP be universal between single and MP IMO. If they really develop a great game, gamers are going to play it. There is no need to artificially control the lifespan of MP through a cap. Second should be to not **** around with the playlists. I also wouldn't mind seeing Big Team Battle be a little more like Battlefield.

H4num4n
H4num4n

@GOGOGOGURT @LoganWesker  

The Prometheans as an addition to all the other enemys would be fine, but to take older ones like brutes, buggers and flood out was just stupid imo. It had also had helped if 343 haven't focused so much on shiny graphics. The price for that were smaller sandboxes anf less interesting A.I.  and physics.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@KeenoControl @FULGOREY2K while I think Halo 2 had the best MP, Halo 3 also had MP that could not be match by any other game, then COD 4 came along and the Halo community has been in the decline ever since, at least that's what I think anyway. 

LoganWesker
LoganWesker

@KeenoControl @FULGOREY2K i felt halo 3 felt dated by the time of it's release and welcomed the change in dynamics for reach. 

pritch1727
pritch1727

@mike468 @pritch1727 @xdude85 I think the only reason people liked Halo 2 multiplayer better was because literally everyone was playing it. Then COD4 came along and divided the shooter community. Halo 3 improved on every aspect of Halo 2's multiplayer. I think it was the Halo 2 community that everyone missed the most.