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Why the ‘Halo’ Franchise Took 17 Years to Break Free from the Video Game Medium

In 2001, Halo: Combat Evolved broke onto the game scene, beginning a franchise that is now a multimedia powerhouse. But the journey to get a Halo series or movie made has been perilous.

Time for a history lesson.

The original Halo game was created by Bungie and released for the Xbox console in 2001, even though initially it was meant for release on macOS and Windows.

It was a critical and commercial success when released and followed the exploits of a cybernetically enhanced soldier named John-117, a Master Chief Petty Officer of United Nations Space Command.

The basic premise is that players take control of Master Chief and kick alien butt. The story was a well-written romp that has been expanded over the past 20+ years into an epic space opera.

Jumping over 20 years after its release, Halo the series is coming to Paramount+ on March 24, 2022.

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Author: Yaroslav Altunin
This article comes from No Film School and can be read on the original site.

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