Some of you may or may have not seen this, but I figured I would bring it to your attention. Yesterday Bonnie Ross (@PlutonForEver) tweeted the following picture.
Pretty normal day at the 343i office right? Look a little closer to Neighbor; second to the last guy. Does that look like something familiar?
So the 343i staff is playing an internal tournament and this is the “Gold tier finals”, on the Xbox One. It was not mentioned what game they were playing, but they didn’t mention any current gen titles in the tweet. This leads most of us to believe that this was a testing session for the next Halo game. The way the picture was taken leads me to believe that this is a project not yet released.
Does this mean we might see a alpha or a beta program rolling out soon? I for one sure hope so. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
As some of you may be aware, OpTic Gaming is one of the premier CoD eSports organization teams in MLG. Currently their squad is coached by Halo Pro Flamesword aka OpTic Beard. Yesterday it was announced that Flamesword will be competing in Halo again. He hinted possibly putting together a team for the Iron Gaming finals at RTX.
However him and his squad, which is still TBD, will no longer compete under the Status Quo name. They will be competing as OpTic Halo. This is a huge crossover as OpTic currently has 514k followers on Twitter alone, and some of the biggest names in the MLG eSports community. What this means for the future of Halo and competitive Halo is yet to be determined.
What I would like to see is MLG pick up whatever iteration of Halo that is released and see it back on the circuit. If it is Halo 2 Anniversary then we could see the return of some legacy Halo 2 MLG squads. All speculation at this point however.
Here’s the full video by OpTic Beard himself:
I promised I would have some developments on this network and today the application process has begun. Keep in mind that during this initial application period that it may take some time to respond to everyone as I will most likely be the one approving applicants for now.
If I have reached out to you via Twitter, please fill out the application as a formality so that I can build the space on the website.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. My twitter handle is on the sidebar.
I wanted to write a short post to follow up on my tweet. I myself have been mulling over what this site will be used for and the potential it could have.
Coming soon you’ll be able to see another page on the site that will take you to a plethora of people and communities that feature our beloved Halo. From there you’ll be able to see other like minded folks and watch, follow and subscribe to stay up to date on their content.
From what I’ve seen there’s a lot of good content out there that just needs the exposure. That is what I plan to accomplish with The Halo Array.
Cross promotion is key so part of the process is to promote your fellow network members.
Stay tuned. Another announcement will follow when the site is up.