X360 Saturday, May 12, 2007 | 1:00 PM

Halo 3: The beta, now in motion!

Halo 3: The beta, now in motion!

As promised, here is the first video from the beta of Halo 3, in 720p but shorter version so the size was acceptable. The full video in 640x360 will be online in about 30 minutes. More videos will of course follow.
Worth mentioning, the awesome performance of Snoopers, our own Benny Hill.
Update 1: Complete version in 640x360 available, as a stream too.
Update 2: Second video in 720p short version online!
Update 3: Long version 640x360 of the second video.
Update 4: Let's be done for tonight with this last 720p video.
Update 5: Some people asked for it, so there is the title screen and its music.
Update 6: As expected, here is the complete version of the first video in 720p resolution.
Update 7: This time I'm really done with this news. Enjoy the second video in full 720p glory.


Video 1 (720p complete)
Download: WMV HD
Video 2 (720 complete)
Download: WMV HD
Video 1 (720p, short)
Video 1 (640x360, complete)
Download: WMV
Video 2 (720p short)
Video 2 (640x360 long)
Download: WMV
Video 3 (HD complete)
Beta: intro
Download: WMV

All comments

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Commented on 2007-05-11 22:15:17
thx, hope this looks better :)
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:17:30
Freaking sweet!

Chainguns FTW!
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:18:34
Wuhuu! Thanks!
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:21:18
Thanks a lot, downloading now. :D
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:24:59
Looks like servers are taking an hammering, will come back later.

Look pretty good though.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:28:18
this vid looks better than the previous ones. but still they need to polish graphics like E3 trailer
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:29:51
haha

You are the original 'Bullet Magnet' Snoopers!

And driving into walls is never a good thing :D
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:30:46
hmm, im a bit disapionted, hope the final game will look beter becouse so far it seems it only got worse:

e3:
http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=3291&N=1

first MP:
http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=4611&N=3

and now this:
http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=5405&N=9
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:34:59
I love the part where you die on the mongoose and do a faceplant into a rock. Looks fun as hell!!
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:36:26
Well, there's hope that multiplayer stays conservative to keep the action going at all times with the networking aspect of it and stuff like that, and that they're going absolutely bananas with the solo campaign.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:38:23
The E3 Announcement was showing the SINGLE player.

I thought people realised this ages ago?
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:40:48 In reply to 0onar
Posted by 0onar
hmm, im a bit disapionted, hope the final game will look beter becouse so far it seems it only got worse:

e3:
http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=3291&N=1

first MP:
http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=4611&N=3

and now this:
http://www.xboxyde.com/pop_image.html?G=5405&N=9
Still a beta and this is multi single will look better :D

I don't expect halo 3 to impress people in the fashion they expect. Like Gears of War. I expect the amount of stuff going on and the epic environments will be what impresses people.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:41:58 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
I thought people realised this ages ago?
You're giving them too much credit



anyway, game looks fun. Can't wait to play the Beta next week.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:42:32
Single-player cutscenes even.

At any rate the texture quality, character models and lighting all match the trailer so that's good, thank the maker Bungie included the movie editor, now we'll be able to capture some good pics for the inevitable comparisons.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:42:59 In reply to kenshin2418
Posted by kenshin2418
You're giving them too much credit
I try to give people the benefit of the doubt! :P

I advise people to go and READ the Bungie.net weekly updates.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:44:54 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
The E3 Announcement was showing the SINGLE player.

I thought people realised this ages ago?
Why would MP look half as good as SP? the only game i know that has worse graphics in MP then in SP is RB6: vegas. Games like GoW have the same graphics in MP as in SP so why wouldnt halo 3?
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:46:06 In reply to 0onar
Posted by 0onar
Why would MP look half as good as SP? the only game i know that has worse graphics in MP then in SP is RB6: vegas.
And the first 2 Halo games.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:47:26
Halo could be Halo 2 graphics and still impress me way more than Gears. I'm really not concerned with the fidelity aspect of it, I'm interested in contrasting and awe inspiring set pieces. That's where Halo 1 was jaw dropping and where Halo 2 failed to drop my jaw.

These images look decidedly Halo-y in a way that just doesn't tickle my interest, and since they're multiplayer maps I reckon I shouldn't expect them to be all that different. Still, multiplayer maps have traditionally been based on bits of the campaign, and the lack of new art direction here and the re-use of super familiar textures and objects is worrying.

I hope the campaign takes you places that are of vastly greater interest than the re-run that was Halo 2, because draping essentially the same environments in higher resolution textures and lighting models isn't gonna cut it.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:47:48
Multiplayer looks awesome don't care what anyone says. The singleplayer will look better. It isn't even suppose to look two times better, but there will be aspects about it that make it look better than multi.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:48:22
Halo 2 had downscaled grahics in MP, so has R6:vegas, GRAW 1 & 2 and the list goes on and on.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:48:30 In reply to RAZurrection
Posted by RAZurrection
And the first 2 Halo games.
halo 2's MP did not look worse then its SP, anyway why cant they make the MP look as good as the SP? is the netcode giving a huge load on the CPU or something?
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:48:56 In reply to 0onar
Posted by 0onar
Games like GoW have the same graphics in MP as in SP so why wouldnt halo 3?
Different iterations of the engine for a start.

If you had paid attention to the Bungie updates you would know how much additional work is going into the visuals for the singleplayer.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:52:47
Looks excellent. :)
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:54:00 In reply to 0onar
Posted by 0onar
halo 2's MP did not look worse then its SP,
Yeah it did, not quite the difference of Halo: CE...

Single

http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/55/1062711671.jpg

Multi

http://www.4gamer.net/specials/halo_multi/img/05/ph10.jpg

...but it's there.

Multi needs to be built around 4 player split-screen, campaign only 2 play split-screen, likewise Campaign needs to continually stream the level and handle AI whereas multi-player does not.

*Edit - And they're built by different teams too.
Commented on 2007-05-11 22:55:31 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
Different iterations of the engine for a start.

If you had paid attention to the Bungie updates you would know how much additional work is going into the visuals for the singleplayer.
i read them but so far i havent seen any proof that its that great as frank wants us to believe, he also said that the MP water was very good but even that is a bit of a disapointment. anyway i guess the e3 trailer hyped me to much, was hoping the MP was looking atleast that good (and it should have, most ppl play more MP then single player once the finished it on legendary, aleast i did.)
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