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Will 343 create a new IP for Xbox?

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Seriously after seeing what this team has done with Halo 4 they have the possibility of becoming a huge studio for MS.  I hqve one real question though.  Will MS allow them to create a new IP?

 

Because they should.  We already know Halo 5 and 6 are coming and while Im excited I would love to see 343 tackle something besides just Halo.  Technically and artistically 343 are brilliant.  So what do you think will MS let them work on a new IP next gen?



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I hope they do... I wouldn't count on it though.

So i just learned that 343 is comprised of part bungie and a big portion of pandemic, which makes sense with the star wars comment recently and the understanding that many feel halo4s story is pretty swell.

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Don't think microsoft would let them ever do a new ip.

They are booked with halo for I think atleast up to 2016 because they are contracted to make Halo5 and 6 by then. Idk what their ressources are in terms of manpower, if they can't work on 2 different big project at the same time I don't see it happening till halo6, and even then I would'nt be surprised if they trow more halo at us.

 

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Every time they finish a Halo game, they're going to be working on the next one right away. No chance they work on a different IP until part 6 (the second trilogy) is finished. It could be a while.

I agree that for the forseeable future Halo 5 and 6 will take all their resources as Halo titles are massive big b7dget games.

But maybe MS will expand 343 a bit at somepoint. Enough for maybe a second team to work on something else. I hope so at least as 343 are VERY talented

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They've got their hands full with Halo for the next 5 years or so easily. This is the same reason Bungie didn't put anything other than Halo-related projects out for more than a decade. Unless M$ grew 343 considerably or made an offshoot of the company, I doubt we'll see any new IPs from them in the foreseeable future.

That's not a bad thing though... after seeing what they've done with Halo 4, I'd rather they stay laser-focused on the next 2 games rather than trying to juggle other games in between. Kinda like what Retro did with the Metroid Prime series for Nintendo.

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I think 343 is for just halo. maybe microsoft makes another developer for new IP?

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I wish that would happen. Do I see that happening? Not for a long time. Sure there might be some time for different sections (ie, Artists, Programers) of 343 between developing Halo games, but i doubt it is enough.

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