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Bungie: Xbox Live succeeded because of Halo
Posted: 16.11.2012 01:34 by 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?
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By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2012
SiyaenSokol
Well done to Bungie then.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 16, 2012
nocutius
They surely helped a ton, I would not dare to say it was as important as Half-Life/Orange Box was for Steam but for those defining first years Halo was definitely THE game on Xbox.
By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Nov 17, 2012
Xyfer117
Yes, I definitley agree.