343 hosting “dedicated panels” at San Diego Comic Con
Halo fans rejoice - it seems you don’t have too much longer to wait for new info on two of the franchise’s upcoming projects - Halo: Nightfall and Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
“Over the past two months, we’ve begun to share our plans for the current year and beyond,” says Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians develoepr 343 Industries in a blog post on Halo Waypoint, “We started to announce new characters, vehicles, and re-mastered maps. In the near future, we’ll have more to share on everything from Halo: The Master Chief Collection to Halo: Nightfall, and more. We know you’re anxiously awaiting more details on these projects, and it just so happens that we’ll have new info to share with you quite soon. The next stop for the Halo team is sunny San Diego for the world famous Comic-Con International.”
343 goes on to reveal it has “dedicated panels” planned for each project. The panel for Halo: Nightfall, the live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions (that’s Ridley Scott’s production company, by the way) will give first details on story and production, and screen a short video tease. The panel will be attended by 343’s Kiki Wolfkill and Frank O’Connor, as well as key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, though there’s no mention of whether Scott is included in this number. The panel takes place next Thursday, 24th July, from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m PDT.
The Halo: The Master Chief Collection panel, meanwhile, will gather 343 Industries’ Senior Producer Dennis Ries, Franchise Director Frank O’Connor, Certain Affinity’s President and original Halo 2 multiplayer and online design lead Max Hoberman, and “other guests” together for an “in-depth conversation” about the upcoming compilation and to discuss “the efforts being made to bring the story of the Master Chief and Halo’s legendary multiplayer to a new generation.” This takes place on Friday 25th July, from 10:15 am PDT til 11:15 am. 343 says that the panels will not be live-streamed, but they will be recorded and posted to YouTube and Waypoint over the weekend.
We’ll keep an eye out for them too, so stay tuned for more news from SDCC as it happens.