It's understandable that game creators hold their franchises dear, and think the world of them. But Bungie's hopes for the upcoming Halo: Reach might be going a little too far.
Speaking with Industrygamers, Bungie's Brian Jarrard has revealed he has some high hopes for the latest Halo game. High hopes indeed.
"Are there more stories to be told in the Halo universe? Absolutely. Do I think Reach will be the biggest game ever and probably attract an even larger audience to the fan community? Yes, I actually do. I would think that the marketplace for a movie would be more ripe post Reach than it even was after Halo 3, so I'm willing to bet that it's not a matter of if, just when," he told the website.
"I'm just speculating here since it's Microsoft's decision, but looking at how Halo Legends went and the release of that animated feature, definitely there's demand for it, and I do applaud them for not rushing into it and waiting until they find the right people and the right creative ideas and the right time frame. I think all of us at Bungie would love to see the right movie still get made with the right people; we're just going to have to wait and see, just like all of our fans!"
Looks like somebody didn't get the memo, where it was spelled out that annual spin-offs of the franchise (not to mention the absence of hero Master Chief) have diluted many people's interest in the Halo series. Sure, Reach will sell a few million, and may well be fantastic, but biggest game in the series? Big enough to get a movie made when Halo 3 and Peter Jackson couldn't? That might be pushing it.
Halo: Reach Should Make a Halo Movie More Likely, says Bungie [Industrygamers]