&t Phil on Games: September 2009 <$BlogMetaData$;

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I've never been more excited for September 22nd to arrive. Sorry Dad... though it is your birthday, it happens to be the release date for the next Halo game. The above extended cut of the latest commercial is simply amazing! I love seeing the video game, along with all the fascinating science fiction that influenced it, come to life with such care.

It's interesting the Halo movie deal fell through a couple of years ago, presumably because of Microsoft's demand for the strictest of creative control over everything that would be heard or seen in the film, and since then Microsoft has only been producing live-action commercials for the Halo franchise. Each one gets better and better. There is no doubt in my mind that they are brushing up on their movie production and licensing skills, acquiring the proper talent and putting process' into place to return to Hollywood fully vetted and prepared, so that movie studios would be taking a lesser perceived risk on production for the feature film.

If the movie comes out, you know I'll be there on opening night. I might even buy my Dad a ticket as a birthday present.