Halo 4 Updates Could Add Theatre Mode and Clan Support
Written Friday, November 02, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Even more Halo 4 news now (just in case you haven't had your fill just yet), as Halo Waypoint's Jessica Shea has stated that future updates to 343's Master Chief comeback special could re-instate Theatre Mode (AKA Theater Mode) for Spartan Ops and the single-player campaign.
Furthermore, updates could also bring clan support to the table, as well as more combat data that could be conveyed to players on the fly. It'd be nice to find out how many times we've had our head blown off. "We are tracking all player skill data and while it will not be exposed in the game UI at launch, we have some ideas about how to give players access to that information, in a useful way, in the not-so-distant future." O'Shea noted in the latest Halo bulletin.
"Theater Mode in Campaign did not make the cut for launch for various reasons of scheduling, rendering issues and some significant engine changes," O'Shea continued. "However, we are treating Title Updates very differently for Halo 4 and rather than simply using them as opportunities for simple big fixes, we are thinking of them as a way to sustain and grow features and options, so it is possible you could see Saved Films made available for Campaign (as well as some other significant features) at some time in the not-too-distant future, but that's yet to be determined."
Clan support meanwhile hasn't been in a Halo game since Halo 2 (if we remember rightly), but it could return in one of these planned updates for Halo 4. "As we mentioned before, we plan to continue consistent and meaningful sustainment updates to improve and enhance player experience. Social constructs are something we too have missed since Halo 2, and we're looking at interesting ways to improve those experiences in the not-too-distant future," O'Shea commented. "I will be using that expression a lot. Get used to it."
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