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This is a full history of the Halo franchise. From Bungie’s roots building Sci-fi themed shooters in their Chicago offices, to 343 Industries’ newly released Season 2 for Halo Infinite.
Celebrate 20 years of one of the most iconic first person shooter series every created by learning how the series has evolved! Halo is a first person shooter series created by Jason Jones, Marcus Lehto, and a team of Bungie developers and published by Microsoft for their new Xbox console. The series got its start as a hybrid RTS game built from the mold of their fantasy RTS series, Myth – and evolved to completely dominate the video gaming scene with its rich storytelling, beautiful scenery, balanced gunplay mechanics, and its revolutionary multiplayer. Following the groundbreaking Halo: Combat Evolved, Bungie created several more entries to the series, including Halo 2, Halo 3, a standalone expansion called Halo 3 ODST, and a prequel entry called Halo Reach.
After Bungie’s departure from the franchise, Microsoft created 343industries to carry on its legacy, resulting in Halo 4, Halo 5, and most recently Halo Infinite.
Join me as I detail each and every game, breaking down their development history, storyline, gameplay features, visuals, and their critical reception, all backed with each game’s original soundtrack.
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This video was a tough one. Halo is not a series I’m quite as familiar with as past documentaries I’ve put together. In fact, some of these games I had played for the first time when recording. But thanks to some great archival work done by Bungie and some exhaustive interviews conducted by the likes of “VICE”, I was able to piece together a complete breakdown of this series’ history from start to finish. There’s also a few easter eggs sprinkled in for diehard fans to discover, including some special cameo appearances from Halo Content Creator: LateNightGaming! Now sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy the ENTIRE History of Halo!
Table of Contents
03:09 Old Bungie (1990)
11:07 HaloCE Development
20:28 HaloCE (2001)
31:57 HaloCE PC (2003)
33:40 Halo 2 Development
39:14 Halo 2 (2004)
47:35 Halo 3 Development
49:56 Halo 3 (2007)
56:55 Halo Wars Development
59:39 Halo Wars (2009)
01:03:12 Halo Movie
01:05:26 Halo 3 ODST Development
01:08:01 Halo 3 ODST (2009)
01:12:15 Halo Reach Development
01:14:10 Halo Reach (2010)
01:20:22 Halo Anniversary Development
01:22:26 Halo Anniversary (2011)
01:24:18 Halo 4 Development
01:26:48 Halo 4 (2012)
01:34:29 Halo MCC Development
01:36:44 Halo Master Chief Collection (2014)
01:39:07 Halo: Spartan Assault/Strike (2013-2015)
01:41:28 Halo 5 Development
01:42:54 Halo 5: Guardians (2015)
01:48:55 Halo Wars 2 Development
01:51:20 Halo Wars 2 (2017)
01:56:10 Halo Infinite Development
01:59:46 Halo Infinite (2021)
Special thanks to:
EpicTrailerMusicUK – Listen to his full orchestral Halo cover here: https://youtu.be/CBsaS8gWwQI
Scifidan – for his help brainstorming a Title animation. Additional help using Blender was provided by the Halo Archive Community
LateNightGaming – for providing his voice to some sections of the video 😉
Marcus Lehto – for providing some light background information on the early days of development for Combat Evolved
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