X360 Thursday, November 30, 2006 | 7:23 PM

CGI image of Halo 3

CGI image of Halo 3

Bungie released a new image of Halo 3, obviously taken from the CGI trailer to be aired in North America Monday, Dec. 4 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football and Xbox.com in Europe.


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Commented on 2006-11-30 19:35:51
Looks awesome :D
Commented on 2006-11-30 19:36:26
looks pretty, yum
Commented on 2006-11-30 19:43:44
Excellent, can't wait for the trailer. This looks so good, wonder how the final in-game graphics will compare.
Commented on 2006-11-30 19:44:01
It is not in-game, so it's worthless.
Commented on 2006-11-30 19:50:16
has dakr setting to it
Commented on 2006-11-30 19:54:31
Taken from IGN...



Sad news. The previously announced Halo 3 Beta will not be available for every eager Xbox 360 gamer. In a press release teasing the December 4 Halo 3 trailer, Microsoft revealed that gamers will "register for the opportunity to be one of the select members" of the public beta. Just because you love Halo doesn't guarantee you will be able to enjoy the multiplayer experience this spring.

On December 4, the millions of hopefuls can go to halo3.com to sign up for the beta. You thought the Internet hit a crawl as consumers tried frantically to purchase a PS3? This could be worse. The good news is that this likely means fears that Microsoft would charge a premium to play the Beta are unfounded. Some thought Microsoft might control the size of the Beta with a small service fee, but since the Beta will be limited by a selection process, that seems highly unlikely.

The 60-second trailer airs in North America during ESPN's Monday Night Football on December 4. The trailer, which will be available online and on the Xbox Live Marketplace following its television debut, features live action and in-game footage. It promises to offer "telling new hints" about the upcoming first-person shooter.

"Halo is a pop culture phenomenon! The Halo franchise has changed the face of interactive entertainment and it's only fitting that we take an innovative approach to how we market and advertise the brand," said Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft Corp. "This invites a new audience with a rich back story, and continues to galvanize gamers around the world for the launch of Halo 3 in 2007."
Commented on 2006-11-30 19:55:56 In reply to Izmal
Posted by Izmal
It is not in-game, so it's worthless.
Totally agree, what's the point? The actual in-game shots released were woeful.
Commented on 2006-11-30 19:57:26
you mean the shots from the early multiplayer build that look like H2 on xbox?......hardly woeful seeing as Halo 2 is still one of the best looking games around right now
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:01:10
He means the pre-alpha multi-player build that wasn't close to being done graphically :)
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:02:57
while it's not in game, it is a cg short done by Digital Domain, and most times when a studio is hired to do a teaser like this for a game, they are given assets to work with like models and textures to retain the integrity of the supplier's IP. i'm not saying it's for sure, but that doesn't look much better than the spartan model from doa4 with some post processing effects added, so it's possible they could come close to that for the final game.
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:04:11
I think it's freaking amazing! I can't wait to see the commercial!

To say this shot is worthless... how freaking jaded are you?! Seriously- can't you just STFU an apprieciate this shot for what it is??? It's not 'here's an idea for the game that you may never see in the game!' it's - here's a screenshot of the commercial. That's all. It's not 'pointless'- it's a screenshot. I almost feel freaking sorry for you- to think that there are Halo fans out there that can't just accept that Halo just isn't about the game anymore- there are other avenue's of the 'phenomenon' that don't involve pulling the trigger. There are books. There is a movie. There is an RTS coming. There's a commercial. There's a third game as well- so relax and enjoy that there are other ways to enjoy the single most recognizable mascot since Mario.
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:17:33
Luke from 1Up said when you see Halo 3 single-player you will say Gears of W...hatever, so I have no problem believing the final game will look very close to this GCI shot.
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:24:56
oh what its not in game!!!!!oh forget it i dont even want to watch it now...........
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:25:08
well ill take anything 1up say with a pinch of salt
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:39:03
except for the depth of field effect on the weapon, this would be easily possible in game.
the DOF effect not being "fake" (as in cod3 for instance, blurred textures -sharp edges) is the only thing that gives it away as cgi imho. so even though it is cgi, this doesnt necesarily mean the final game won`t look as good ^_^
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:48:25 In reply to lemetre
Posted by lemetre
except for the depth of field effect on the weapon, this would be easily possible in game.
the DOF effect not being "fake" (as in cod3 for instance, blurred textures -sharp edges) is the only thing that gives it away as cgi imho. so even though it is cgi, this doesnt necesarily mean the final game won`t look as good ^_^
...the grass doesnt look cgi to you?



also, does anyone else notice the silouhette of some type of ship / base in the bottom right corner of the dark smoke? wonder what it could be.
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:53:52
that looks freakin' sweet
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:58:20
now this is how they should do the movie. I mean Halo Wars CGI and This shot looked very cool. Why not make an all CGI movie instead :P.
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:58:26 In reply to DeadSaint
Posted by DeadSaint
you mean the shots from the early multiplayer build that look like H2 on xbox?......hardly woeful seeing as Halo 2 is still one of the best looking games around right now
So it's OK for 360 games to look like good looking last gen games? I splashed money out on a 360 expecting next gen graphics, not graphics that i had already seen on a console that came out five years ago, people can go on about it being beta/pre-alpha or whatever and there still being a year left in development, but games like GoW looked good long before they came out, and Halo 3's been in development since Halo 2, the fact that they're showing a CG trailer just a year before the game comes out says it all i think, the graphics will improve before release, but i doubt the improvement will be significant.
Commented on 2006-11-30 20:59:07
Couldn't care less that it's not in game. It'll look good, I'm fine with knowing that much, and from here on all I care about is the story and what juicy tidbits might be extracted from the upcoming trailer. Yum!
Commented on 2006-11-30 21:11:55 In reply to Woah
Posted by Woah
So it's OK for 360 games to look like good looking last gen games? I splashed money out on a 360 expecting next gen graphics, not graphics that i had already seen on a console that came out five years ago, people can go on about it being beta/pre-alpha or whatever and there still being a year left in development, but games like GoW looked good long before they came out, and Halo 3's been in development since Halo 2, the fact that they're showing a CG trailer just a year before the game comes out says it all i think, the graphics will improve before release, but i doubt the improvement will be significant.
take into consideration the fact that many of the screens released so far are from mutiplayer game modes, wich as you know, the graphics are dumbed down quite a bit, Halo2 doesnt look as good in multiplayer as in single player does it? no,,..now i suggest you wait for another in game trailer, or whatever from bungie.....i dont care much about the subject, but i know its not the right time to discuss it.


as far as it looking as good as that CG screenshot...NO...maybe kinda close with the art style or whatever, but in game graphics allways have been, and will continue for a while to be far behind CG
Commented on 2006-11-30 21:14:03
wow am i the only guy who thinks halo 3 has good grafixs?
Commented on 2006-11-30 21:18:36 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
take into consideration the fact that many of the screens released so far are from mutiplayer game modes, wich as you know, the graphics are dumbed down quite a bit, Halo2 doesnt look as good in multiplayer as in single player does it? no,,..now i suggest you wait for another in game trailer, or whatever from bungie.....i dont care much about the subject, but i know its not the right time to discuss it.
It's not the right time to discuss it? Not really sure what you mean by that, Halo 2 looked pretty identical in campaign and the multiplayer mode to me, the single player screenshot Bungie released for Halo 3 looked poor anyway.
Commented on 2006-11-30 21:26:41 In reply to Woah
Posted by Woah
It's not the right time to discuss it? Not really sure what you mean by that, Halo 2 looked pretty identical in campaign and the multiplayer mode to me, the single player screenshot Bungie released for Halo 3 looked poor anyway.
what i mean is that the real time to discuss it is when the game is out and you can all see it for yourself in its final form, after all the work has been put into it. and i have to disagree , the game looks better in singleplayer..its purely rational...an environment that is going to be rendered multiple times at once is not going to be as highly detailed as one for the single player mode, neither are the character models
Commented on 2006-11-30 21:33:18 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
what i mean is that the real time to discuss it is when the game is out and you can all see it for yourself in its final form, after all the work has been put into it. and i have to disagree , the game looks better in singleplayer..its purely rational...an environment that is going to be rendered multiple times at once is not going to be as highly detailed as one for the single player mode, neither are the character models
So we shouldn't be allowed to discuss how a game looks until it's on the shelves? I am just talking about the graphics at this point, imo they look poor and with a year to go i can't see them making a significant leap, i'm not trying to bash the game but it really does my head in when people go on about it being an 'early build', the games not going to be in development for another 2-3 years you know, it's going to be out next year and i'll be a very happy man if the graphics do make a big leap but i just can't see it happening in the space of one year.
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