|Bungie: Xbox Live succeeded because of Halo|
|Posted: 16.11.2012 01:34 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 3|
Microsoft has been celebrating the 10th year of Xbox Live, and Bungie studio manager Harold Ryan states that the developer made it happen.
According to Ryan, “I think Xbox Live wouldn’t have made it. I don’t think the Xbox would be where it is today without Bungie and without Halo."
“As a group, we provided both technical and creative guidance and thought leadership that really pushed the limits. We weren’t just a game developer using the service. We were integrated in the design of the service and how it worked," he continued, adding "Systems for groups and matchmaking and skill ranking were all things that were pushed the furthest and the hardest by us.”
Is Ryan right, that Xbox Live wouldn't have succeeded without Halo, or would other games have made online gameplay attractive anyway?
Source: Games Industry BIZ