After last weeks report of early development Halo/Mega Bloks collaboration that was cancelled by Microsoft, developer 343 has let us know today that they are all about the idea of a Halo game focused at a younger audience.
In a full blog post by 343 community manager Brain Jarrard, he quotes 343 Founder & Studio Head Bonnie Ross as saying, “over the past few days, footage has recently made the rounds of an exploratory Xbox 360 project we worked on several years ago, known as “Haggar.” Since then, we’ve received a lot of great feedback from the community. Haggar was something we prototyped with our friends at Mega Bloks that focused on the elements of action, exploration and user creativity found within the Halo universe. Haggar had a lot of fun ideas and invention behind it, but ultimately didn’t progress beyond the early prototyping levels that are shown in the recent video. This is just one example of several similar projects we have evaluated throughout the years – a process that we continue exploring on an ongoing basis.”
The post continues with Jarrard saying, “who knows, with so much positive support and feedback coming to light, we may yet see Halo experiences along these lines at some point in the future. ”
While this doesn’t mean that Project Haggar or any other Halo games might be out in the near future, the positive reception to the leaked footage has certainly got people at Microsoft and 343 talking about the future of the Halo franchise. If you haven’t already, check out the leaked footage below.