Alex Seropian is known for his role in founding Bungie, the original development company which created the Halo franchise, one of the most successful game series in the world. Seropian left Bungie back in 2002, shortly after the first Halo game was released, so he’s been outside of the Halo world for quite some time. Nonetheless, Seropian has enjoyed the other titles in the Halo series and is now looking forward to Halo 4, which is being developed by 343 Industries, a development branch created by Microsoft to oversee the creation of the new game.
“I don’t think I can be anything other than hopeful that it will be great,” said Seropian. “We’ll see. Halo is one of the crown jewels in the Microsoft gaming IP, if not the crown jewel, so you would expect nothing less than for them to take the time needed and apply the resources needed to make it great. I would be pretty surprised if they whiffed it. Maybe it will bring a fresh perspective, and that’s so hard because there’s so many fans that are used to a particular thing that bringing something new is often…it’s hard to bring something new to a franchise that’s so established. I’m looking forward to it.
“I’ve been an observer for a while now. So much has gone on with the franchise. I will say the encouraging thing is that I know a lot of the folks at Microsoft working on it and they are great people. I’m very hopeful that the team there is very fantastic. They are certainly treating it with a lot of care and respect. And applying the resources you’d like to see applied to a franchise like that. I’m hopeful that it will continue to bring the high production value and cool experiences it’s known for.”